Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022): A Nostalgia Shit Sandwich

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022): A Nostalgia Shit Sandwich

This movie is brain dead. Just put it in the pile with the other reboots/remakes/reimaginings that people won't remeber 3 years from now.


* I wrote this extremly fast so please forgive the spelling errors

Rescue Rangers was a delightful little show that aired on the Disney afternoon in the 90s’. It was kids show that taught children the value of teamwork, friendship & featured Disney’s classic chipmunks Chip & Dale. In 2022 we get a sequel/live action remake to the classic cartoon but rather than expand on the original show’s ideas and themes, writers Dan Grego, Doug Mand & Director Akiva Schaffer have decided to fill this to brim with gags/jokes and so many throwbacks to past things and pop culture references, the movie suffers for it.

What this movie is in a nutshell. *See Below


The movie goes full “meta” treating the Rescue Ranger characters as actors with the same name, who have fallen onto hard times years later. Which is clearly what everyone wants to see apparently. Chip & Dale’s voices have been replaced by John Mulaney & Andy Samberg and no, their voices are not pitched up, they talk normally. Their performances are completely flat which is weird. Both Mulaney & Samberg have done roles in the past and they are talented, but here they both sound half asleep while delivering their lines. The live actors are not much better. Kiki Layne also has a lot of awkward line delivery, which comes off as stiff and fake. I am not sure why, but I can guess the combination of the bad writing and direction was the cause. Perhaps if the movie spent less time showing off things in the background that are arguably more interesting than anything else happening with our main characters, the plot, story & acting would have not suffered so much.


The movie is so side tracked by the gags and jokes that you start to realizes how little there is on offer. The main plot of following Chip & Dale to find their teammate Monterey Jack, who’s fallen into debt at the hands of an Adult Peter Pan who sells off the “toons” in debt to be changed and put into black market VHS releases. I am really confused about who this movie was made for. The jokes are highly adult themed and will go over kid’s heads, but it’s not smart enough for an adult to appreciate the gag either. Its like the movie was made in a vacuum with 4-6 people that had all these inside jokes no one else understands or just simply aren’t funny.

The movie does not know what it wants to be, is it a serious story like Roger Rabbit? Or a parody movie like This is the End or Scary Movie? Rescue Rangers (2022) tries to do both and fails. I wish more time would have been put into this film as they are some interesting ideas here but they're snuffed out by brainless humor & dumb pointless “action” sequences that drag on forever. The bar is so low, and this movie lowers it even more. Next time maybe someone will actually try to make a movie that has, heart, themes and clever humor instead of crutching on nostalgia and past films to do the heavy lifting for them. This movie sucks and showcases the idiocracy we are currently in. I’d be embarrassed to be attached to this film and based on everyone’s performances they are to.

“Turn off your brain off and have fun” is a term a lot of people throw at me when I judge movies like this. The issue I have with that motto, is I feel you must do it for almost everything released that's a  “AAA/Blockbuster” comdey/action film. It’s okay to have a few films a year that ask you to do this, the problem is it’s not just a few, it’s the majority of modern films in 2022. I hate it here.

Review for

- Their are some interesting ideas/concepts for a world of "toons"

- Jim Cummings is a national treasure

-  8 year olds will love it!


- Relies on Roger Rabbit & Nostalgia to do its world building

- Most jokes & gags fall flat

- Flat/Dry/Emotionless performances by almost every actor in the film

- The 2D animation looks awkward

- Why is Eric Bana doing Characters voices instead of Jim Cummings?

- Another tasteless forgettable film no one will remember 5 years from now

- Movie feels like it's 4 hours long

- Bad Editing

From The Chatty
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    May 27, 2022 4:42 PM

    GBurke59 wrote a thing!

    Read more: Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022): A Nostagia Shit Sandwitch

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      May 28, 2022 5:10 AM


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      May 28, 2022 7:16 AM

      I haven't seen it, but I did see some people saying it's not 2D animation, they went with cel-shaded style on 3D models. Which is probably a lot cheaper than traditional hand drawn animation, but takes more effort to pass off as 2D. Probably why it looks off to you?

      Games have been doing this for a while. Namely Arcsys fighters, and those can look pretty great from a single side perspective, especially with all the effort they put into individual frames of animation with motion smearing and stretching and all that. But when the camera moves around in some situations, the illusion can still break.

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        May 28, 2022 7:42 AM

        Chip's animation is clearly cel shaded 3D rendering, since it makes sense for how much he's in the film. But there are other sequences that use traditional 2D animation.

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      May 28, 2022 7:28 AM

      This might be one of the worst reviews I've read in ages

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      May 28, 2022 8:23 AM

      Chip n dale for nes is a great game

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        May 28, 2022 8:39 AM

        I've always wanted to play the sequel. Found a CIB PAL version for a decent price a few years back, but passed on it because there's no way in hell I'm buying a PAL NES game

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      May 28, 2022 8:32 AM

      Ehh. It was fine.

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      May 28, 2022 8:42 AM

      I watched and laughed quite a lot.

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      July 3, 2022 2:24 AM

      Chip and Dale 2022.
      A rare squalor happened, of course. The characters are like the pictures of a bad artist, flat and empty. Facial expressions and forms are alien. There is no aesthetic admiration for this attempt at 3d expression. No grace or beauty. There is no depth and love, not an adequate plot. Inappropriate flat humor. A fierce mockery of the secret. An absurd untalented product without a sense of beauty, reminiscent of the same pirated products from the movie. They dumped everything in a heap and made a huge unintelligible dump. A bunch of some defective characters, like the Sonic who talks about the existence of the original Sonic, by the way ... Completely unreasonably mocked the key points, just for fun. One can often hear about the main delicate event that this is such a specific joke — an attempt to justify the incompetent "creators" who, due to their "giftedness", have no idea how great creations continue. If no one understands the joke, is it a success? We all understand how society looks at those who joked unsuccessfully. And how they perceive those whose jokes are not appropriate and not funny. What do those whose jokes are funny only to them look like. For this, usually, you can get in the face. And even if otherwise, if everyone and everything suddenly understood, then this fake does not automatically become magnificent and worthy of its original. Comedy is completely out of place here, as are its creators-comedians. They do it under the sauce "We love the Rescuers." Well, well... Couldn't do it, really, like Disney, in general.
      Only that picture was remembered, which hung on the wall at the "actor" Monty. And how wonderful it would be if the film (or its redemption) were in this style and with an adequate plot.Luckily, this is not an original reality that could continue canon. To understand this substitution, which tried to continue the series, it is enough to see in the film an episode with the participation of Akiva Shaffer, who allegedly filmed the original series in 1990, be it wrong - thanks.
      The real creators would hardly have been satisfied.

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