Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers ★★½

Roger Rabbit but with considerably worse jokes and too predictable a story. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers has that fantastic animation style I grew up adoring in Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and most importantly, it teases the magical idea that kids’ favourite cartoon characters really do live in Disneyland, and are just paid actors on screen. Outside of some of truly entertaining cameos and tied-in gags, this was just kinda boring. The plot was simply stale (outside of the concept of bootlegging) and nowhere near enough jokes landed for me to to want to revisit this anytime soon. Andy Samberg definitely has his fair share of fans, but I can hardly stand the guy and his performance in this was no exception. His voice really wore on over the 90-minute runtime, a factor that significantly contributed to this film’s mediocrity. There were so many cool ideas stuffed into Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, and a lot of fan service to the overall Disney/animation community that didn’t just feel forced, but this just wasn’t a film operating on any plane that really piqued my interest. It’s disappointing that yet another film utilising this kind on live action/animation style left a damp taste in my mouth, but at least this one is getting a lot wider praise. Dunno, maybe put Lord & Miller in charge.

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