Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts on – Alvin and the Chipmunks

Sure the sequels are worse, but does that mean the first Chipmunk movie is any good?

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Creator of 5 Second Movies, Nostalgia Critic, Bum Reviews and more.


  1. Yeah, the sequels did get progressively worse. I so wanted to see where that thumbnail lead to. I’m personally not the biggest fan of Alvin And The Chipmunks. It’s fine for me. First comment! ALLLVIIN!

  2. I’m happy that you feel better Doug.

  3. This is the funniest RTO video I’ve seen.
    Thanks guys. 🙂

  4. 21:23- You know a lot of people were complaining about how The Squeaquel outdid The Princess and the Frog, right? Granted, many, including myself back then, took it too far and blamed that film for the Disney film not making as much as Disney wanted (And the way they treat over 300,000,000 worldwide like a failure really makes me believe they had to have been insane at the time), but still, it’s pretty clear the Squeaquel made a lot if it outdid that. Also, yes, there were Disney animators involved with The Chipmunk Adventure. Glen Keane directed Boys/Girls of Rock n’ Roll.

  5. I can kind of understand the desire to watch something cute and harmless to unwind after a stressful day. And i don’t know of a whole lot of movies that fit that bill but personally when I need something like that I just look for baby animals on youtube. less of a chance of poop being eaten in those.

  6. I loved this movie as a kid. I can’t believe this franchise is still going now that I’m an adult. What the heck?! In fact, this live-action version made me familiar with the 80 movie’s soundtrack because after seeing the live-action version, I made it a point to seek out anything Chipmunk-related in middle school. Oh, and that Chipettes story that Rob was talking about made me laugh SO much! OMG. Although, I’ve still never seen the 80’s movie despite knowing the songs. One last thing: I haven’t tried to see this movie again because I know that it won’t be as good as I remember.

  7. And why are these listed with Doug Walker as the author instead of Channel Awesome? Yet Tamara Chambers isn’t an author for her series. Nor is Comic guy, whatever his name is. And still, this show isn’t listed in any of the dropdowns, so people can’t find it unless they happen to come to the site on a day where it’s released.

    Honestly, the site organization needs some work.

  8. I love Jason Lee. Loved him in Mallrats, and I loooved my name is earl. Tho it had a shitty ended because they cancelled it. but Why did he do these movies…so much more talented than that.

  9. The Chipmunk’s mother originally left them on Dave’s doorstep during a particularly harsh winter because she couldn’t feed them.

  10. The David character was especially an asshole when he gave the Chipmunks bonds instead of actual Christmas presents.

  11. I can save Hollywood movies for children, the one and only me.

  12. I should be the Messiah or Hollywood or more to the point Hollywood film studios and Russian Federal film studios, yeah grand ambitions isn’t it? Also more often than not guys and girls are totally different animals.

  13. Ryan Dewitt-Todd

    You should do your real thoughts on the squeakuls.

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