Ok I have watched this movie many different times. I have found out that this is a great little kid movie to tell your kids about werewolves. It isn't that scary, but more funny. But that is what you get when you have chipmunks that talk.
The werewolf in the movie is the famous old werewolf style. Where the he doesn't turn into wolf more then man, but a man with a lot of hair, pointy teeth, and ect.
The story line of the movie is funny and the fact that Alvin in it makes it so much more better. I like the idea that they stick to the basic ideas of werewolves. Like silver can hurt a werewolf and such.
This movie keeps it friendly for little kids so the ending is lame, but that is just me because I want action. Other then that I find it to be a great movie to watch with the little ones if they are wanting a werewolf movie.
I am proud to say that I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this movie. I look forward to watching it every october. Altough this is a kiddy film, werewolf lovers will love all the puns and werewolf facts this movie contains.
The story follows the young chipmunks led Alvin. When a new neighbor moves in, a Mr L. Talbot (tongue in cheek) who carries a silver wolve's head walking cane *cough cough* and they hear strange "barking and howling noises" coming from next door, Alvin comes to the conclusion that the new neighbor is a werewolf, and of course no one believes him. One day while coming home late from a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde play hes rehearsing for Theodore gets ambushed and bitten by a "big mean doggie". Although Alvin is more suspicious and Simon is doing some experiments nothing seems to have changed until Theodore (normally kind hearted, shy and sweet) starts becoming mean pushy and self-centered. After the first full moon in which Theodore becomes a non-housebroken werepuppy Simon and Alvin and the Chippettes decide to take matters into their own hands before Theodore turns into a werewolf permanently.
Although this movie may seem like just another kiddy flick and it isnt as popular as "Alvin and the chipmunks meet Frankenstein", it does a pretty good job at keeping up with the Halloween fun expected from an animated film. The story is fun and interesting and full of cute and charismatic characters who light the plot and make this movie a great film for everyone to watch. TRUST ME ON THIS FOLKS you do not want to miss this movie!!! yes its a kid movie, yes its a cartoon flick, but as far they go it is one of the best I have seen in years! The werewolves do a better job in this cartoon at scaring kids then the so called werewolves from the Halloweentown franchise that Disney spat out. Accompanied by a great and humorous cast of adult, kid and chipmunk characters and a great soundtrack this is one of the best pre-teen teen werewolf movies out there.
The wolf: as far the wolf goes, he does take on an orangy tint, but the animators do a superb job at making him look like the werewolf he is. Theodore wolf is alright. he looks almost the same as he usually does with the exception of a few fangs and claws and extra hair.
Ok, maybe I'm a little silly, but I love this movie. It was something from my childhood that I just loved, and I still end up watching it at least once every year. And I just loved it more when I watched it a few years later, AFTER seeing The Wolfman, and understanding all of the references and pretty much straight up parodies of it.
Also, the actual ending of The Wolfman was really sad to me, so I like the Alvin and the Chipmunk's version even more when they gave more of a happy ending.
As to the chipmunk side of the movie, there are a few songs, all of them tolerable and a good number of them just enjoyable.Um, the chipettes are in this movie, I've heard that people are happy about that.
Also gives an interesting spin with the whole were-chipmunk idea, I love that the creators knew that a chipmunk werewolf would probably be different from a human one and just rolled with it.
And as for werewolf movie part of it, obviously this is a kid's movie, so it's really not scary at all. No blood, no guts, pretty much no violence. (Except for maybe a little bit of a werewolf on werewolf fight, but still not really.) But lots of adorable were-puppy antics, along with some nice brotherly interaction from the chipmunks.
A good time, worth watching, especially if you have kids, or are babysitting or something and want something that everyone can enjoy. Or, you know, you could be me and watch this as an adult without the excuse of kids. No shame!