Thursday, July 05, 2007


In a previous post I mentioned an Alvin and the Chipmunks live action movie. Well, feast your eyes on this:

Not only is this movie actually being made, but it is due out December 14!! With this rush to get the film out along with the ugly designs of these classic characters, my hopes are not high at all.

The main thing that bugged me at first was the hiphop style they seem to be sporting. Fans of the original series, the Alvin Show, and the 80s comeback, Alvin and the Chipmunks, will remember the Chipmunks in a band. Will these Chipmunks be in a band? Probably not. The Chipmunks of the past have always sung popular music. In the 60s the popular style was Beatles-style rock and in the 80s it was what is now known as classic rock. But what is the most popular style of music today? Hiphop. So now that I think about it I realize that it is appropriate for Alvin, Simon and Theodore to be all thug and bling. But that doesn't mean i have to be happy about it.

I want your opinion. There have been some pretty awful cartoon-to-live-action movies over the years. What is your favourite live-action remake? What is the worst? leave me a comment with your opinion.

Here are some of the ones that I remember to help you out:


coolshades said...

I liked Inspector Gadget, The Flintstones, TMNT, and Casper

Underdog looks really cute...

But I'm not cool with Alvin and the Chipmunks going gangsta. It looks rather disturbing :S

Liz Orbitron said...

Isn't it weird that Jason Lee is in both Underdog and Alvin & the Chipmunks? I would think better of him than that.

Anonymous said...

I think that everyone is overreacting to the Chimpmunks movie. I don't think that it'll be a gangsta-theme and if it is, it's not the end of the world.

Anonymous said...

You can tell that Hollywood is desperate and is doing whatever it takes to bring in the money. Whenever I hear that one of my favorite old cartoons is being made into a live action version if itself, I hold my breath hoping that it's just a's not...most of the time, and don't get me started on video game movies!!!

Okay, there are some exceptions to them like....The Flintstones, George of the Jungle, Inspector Gadget, Richie Rich, TMNT, and Transformers.

But the bottom line is, Hollywood will just screw up most of these old TV shows, and will only piss off the people who actually grew up with these, and it's sad that the present generation will never understand, nor know what they were actually like before Pissywood got a hold on's really sad.