Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers Movie Review

There seems to be a rule that in every generation, Hollywood looks to the past and uses nostalgia as a reason to reinvigorate old IPs.

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is one of the newest releases from DisneyPlus.Thirty years after the original series has ended, they are living far from the limelight. Chip (John Mulaney) has a desk job. Dale (Andy Samberg) is still trying to cling to his past. When their old teammate Monterey Jack (Eric Bana) is kidnapped, they have to put their animosity aside to work together. Assisting them is Ellie (KiKi Layne), a cop who is determined to solve the case.

First of all, shoutout to the homage to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It is a subtle touch, but if you know, you know. I loved that Chip, who is the straight man is still in traditional 2D animation while out there Dale is in the form of modern animation.

The best thing about the film is that it appeals to both adults and kids. For those of us who remember the cartoon back in the day, there is humor that the grownups will get but might go over the heads of younger audiences. There are also easter eggs and cameos that may require repeat viewing to catch. It has the flavor of its predecessor while also standing on its own as a sequel.

Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is available for streaming on DisneyPlus.

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P.S. The show’s theme song is a total earworm. Just an FYI in case it gets into your head as it is now in mine.

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Flashback Friday- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Hollywood is complicated. So is marriage.

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Roger Rabbit (voiced by Charles Fleischer) , a cartoon star, is worried that his wife, Jessica (voiced by Kathleen Turner) is cheating on him. He hires a detective, Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to find out if his wife is actually cheating on him. When Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye) is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect, Eddie must find a way to prove that Roger is innocent.

For the late 80’s this movie is incredible. The in jokes about Hollywood and marriage, the incredibly well done mixture of live actors and special effects just make this movie extremely enjoyable.

I recommend it.

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