The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become 'chipwrecked' on a remote island. As the 'Munks and Chipettes try various schemes to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
With "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," I fear the furry singing sensations may have finally run completely aground. If only they were truly stranded on that desert island… Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey of The Los Angeles Times.
No swear words here; just harmless fun. A particularly nice touch: Some of the ’munks change personalities as a result of a spider bite. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times.
Parents need to know that this third installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie series is more of the same -- lots of pop culture references, physical comedy, and a few suggestive moments. There's nothing overly troublesome in Chip-Wrecked, but young kids might be frightened when the Chipmunks wind up on the deserted island, especially when its lone inhabitant turns on them and captures a Chipette. Two of the chip-characters engage in an overt flirtation and (tame) romance; Alvin also tries to hit on a woman who's gambling at a casino, and the Chipettes wear notably short outfits. The movie's ultimate message is one of family and friendship, but it's a bit buried underneath the sense that the whole thing is a commercial for Chipmunks merchandise. Reviewed by: Common Sense Media.