Lent: Part 5

The Chipmunk Adventure (1987) – Every year, I swear that I’ll never take another recommendation from Jackie. I don’t think I’ll ever learn. It’s sad, really.

This movie was quite likely the most racist thing I’ve ever seen. Their earnest efforts to promote multi-culturalism are completely undermined by their lack of research into real-world cultures and balloon physics. If they had just come out and blatantly said “Foreigners are backwards canibals who can’t pronounce their Ls and Rs!” it might have been at least a shorter movie.

This time I swear I will never take another recommendation from Jackie!

8 thoughts on “Lent: Part 5

  1. volus

    My Two Cents, Year 3: Part 5

    Thank you, holy Baby Jesus, and your Father God in Heaven, for delivering me from this Abomination unto cellulose. I know not what I did to be granted such a blessing, but I shall strive all my life to be worth it.


      1. keleighbel

        it hasnt been a particularly good day. i should be ECSTATIC but wasnt…anyway, things are better. i still say, having not watched it recently, that it is still a good movie, based purely from a nostalgic point of view!

  2. shinichiki

    I would be willing to toss in a goat or two if we’re gonna get some sacrificin’ on to get that as a full movie. I love that clip.

    SIDE NOTE: Soon I will be posting about how the Seattle Symphony is gonna be playing a silent movie during SIFF and playing the soundtrack JUST LIKE IN YE OLDE TYMEY DAYS woo woo. Prewarned!

    1. MacCrocodile Post author

      Apparently, the guy who made it originally just had it up on his website and had plans to dub the whole movie, but the Chipmunk people sent him a cease and desist. Someone else re-posted it to YouTube.

      SIDE NOTE: That’s pretty awesome.

  3. MacCrocodile Post author

    Yeah, it was a pretty dumb and pointless scene. The movie could have been improved if the filmmakers had taken a brief course in aerodynamics and the physics of pressurized gas.

    By today’s standards–hell, by 1987’s standards–the animation was sub-par, but you can be forgiven for having thought that, seeing as you were probably three or four when it first came out.


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