Alvin and the Chipmunks (Fox)

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Post by Ben » September 30th, 2007, 9:29 am

This is creepin' me out. And they think this has a chance of...<I>what</I> exactly?

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Post by ShyViolet » September 30th, 2007, 3:27 pm

Exactly.

People old enough to remember this won't like it because it messes with the original. (both 60s and 80s versions of it.)

And the "target audience" (8-12?) 99.9% won't remember the Chipmunks at all, unless they have an older brother/sister/relative who liked them....


They would have a better chance of success if they just made a feature-length traditional film in the footsteps of the original show. Like "The Chipmunk Adventure" which WJ posted. :) (maybe an amalgam of 60s and 80s?)
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Post by ShyViolet » September 30th, 2007, 3:35 pm

Droosan wrote:

I wonder whether they will be 'chipmunk'-sized, or about three feet tall, like they are in the cartoons .. kinda hard to tell, from the trailer.

Not sure but if I recall the trailer correctly, they're smaller than in the cartoons. They looked like they were on a table or something...maybe like half a foot. That way, they won't have to interact with Dave as much, saves money, etc....:roll:
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Post by Dacey » October 2nd, 2007, 12:30 pm

They're "Actual Size" now. It makes them "More real". :roll:
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Post by PixarVixen » November 1st, 2007, 5:15 pm

The October 26-28, 2007 USA WEEKEND magazine mentions a link to their "interview" with Alvin. Curiosity killed the chipmunk, and if anybody was unsure about the movie before, this is an eye-opener:

Alvin and the Chipmunks exclusive interview

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Post by Daniel » November 1st, 2007, 7:20 pm

USA Weekend wrote:If you want to make it in the music business, you've got to look cool. Do you have any tattoos or piercings?

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Post by Ben » November 1st, 2007, 9:13 pm

Once again, the audience for this movie is... :? :?:

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Post by Dacey » November 5th, 2007, 5:31 pm

Fox is starting to become desperate with the marketing for this thing...and we still don't even know the plot!
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Post by EricJ » November 6th, 2007, 1:38 am

Wendy's Jane wrote:Fox is starting to become desperate with the marketing for this thing...and we still don't even know the plot!
The new plot-friendly full trailer is already up at Apple, and...no "raisins", this time.

(In fact, the old summer teaser seems to have "mysteriously" disappeared off studio sites without a trace...) :roll:

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Post by eddievalient » November 6th, 2007, 11:14 am

I don't know what you're talking about, Eric. I went to Apple and all I found was the old teaser (which I still think is funny). I looked around other sites and all I could find was the teaser. I'd like to see the new trailer if I could find it. I suppose I'm in the minority here, but I'm really looking forward to this movie (Jason Lee as David Seville? I'm sold!). However, I predict that because it doesn't have a clear audience (as Ben has said), it will likely tank theatrically and become one of those overlooked gems you never hear about.

Edit: After doing some more digging, I did find the trailer at worstpreviews.com. That was the only place I could find it though. After seeing it.....I still want to see the movie, but I think I'll lower my expectations (that's what I did when I watched "Garfield" and I liked that movie just fine). It looks funny, but not as good as the teaser made me think at first. Ah well, that's the way it goes. New prediction: Alvin will do about as well as the first Garfield movie, respectable but not earth shattering.

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Post by Dacey » November 6th, 2007, 4:20 pm

Okay, am I the only one who finds the sight of those guys completely naked incredibly disturbing?
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Post by eddievalient » November 10th, 2007, 12:32 pm

Okay, that's definitely better than the trailer I saw the other day. Looks good.
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Post by YCougar » November 11th, 2007, 3:05 am

It's gonna look good, at least. I still am doubtful of the movie in general, but looks like it could be worth a borrow from the library.

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Post by Dacey » November 12th, 2007, 1:48 pm

I think it looks awful.

And I doubt that any future trailers or whatever are going to change my opinion on that matter.
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