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I Spy

2002 / 97m - USA
Action, Comedy
I Spy poster

Doctor Dolittle

1998 / 85m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
Doctor Dolittle poster

The start of Eddie Murphy's Dolittle franchise. It's a far cry from Murphy's stand-up routines that made him famous, then again there was always more money in children's entertainment. I'm clearly not the intended audience for this film, on the other hand it's one of the most financially successful films out there, so I figured I could just give it a go.

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Dolittle was able to talk to animals as a kid, his father wouldn't have any of it though and ordered Dolittle to stop with the nonsense. As an adult he forgot all about his childhood, until he nearly runs over a dog with his car. He hears the dog call out to him and from moment on he retrieves his old skill.

The CG is pretty basic, the animal dubs are simply terrible. The jokes aren't very funny, Murphy is annoying, and the plot is truly pedestrian. I know Downey Jr's update got a lot of flack last year, but it's miles ahead of this disaster. Unless you have some small kids at home, I wouldn't give this film any priority.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

2009 / 88m - USA
Comedy, Music
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel poster

What's worse than 3 singing chipmunks you say? Well, after seeing the sequel to Alvin and the Chipmunks, I'm fairly confident the answer is: 6 singing chipmunks. Three males, three females, double the headaches. And believe it or not, they'll be facing off against each other in exciting sing-offs.

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As far as lazy sequels go, this one is pretty damn lazy. The plot is just a lame cut & paste job from a throwaway Glee episode, the characters are still the same old stereotypes that go through all the familiar motions once again, while the finale is utterly unimaginative and predictable. Or what did you expect.

The first film made plenty of money, so they made a sequel. Either you like this kind of comedy, or you're an enormous fan of billboard-type pop music (and you don't mind chipmunks butchering the songs), otherwise I don't see anyone liking this terrible piece of junk. A complete and utter waste of time.