Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers are back but it isn’t a reboot. Instead, it’s been 30 years since their show ended on the Disney Afternoon and life hasn’t been what either Chip or Dale imagined it would be. However, when a friend disappears, both Chip and Dale find themselves working together once again and discovering the power and importance of friendship.
The story for Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is fairly predictable but also a whole lot of fun. What it doesn’t have in terms of originality, it makes up for with authenticity and heart. The story in this film makes sense, is enjoyable, and while it definitely has some wackiness, it also has a wonderful moral to it. It may not win any awards for screenwriting but it really is a heartwarming and enjoyable story.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers uses a lot of different animation and effect styles. It does this quite effectively. There are a LOT of different forms of animation found throughout the film. Different styles and different eras are represented throughout the movie. For a movie that relies so heavily on animation and CGI that went straight to Disney+, it feels like a step above other movies that rely heavily on CGI and went straight to Disney+. This is a solid viewing and listening experience.
I am very happy to report that the characters, and their voices, all make sense in Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. This counts for Chip and Dale obviously but also all of the characters surrounding them. Surprisingly enough, I really didn’t have any moment where I thought “that doesn’t work” for any of the characters throughout this movie. This includes the main characters and also the cameos. All of them are fun and most of them help move the story forward. As for Chip and Dale, there was a surprising amount of heart and realism built into their characters and story. Their story arc wasn’t just a gimmick but instead really did go on a relational journey. This made the movie rewarding and worth watching.
The music for this film was a lot of fun. I will admit, it wasn’t the most memorable. However, it did do the trick. The only memorable part really is the variations of the original them for the Disney Afternoon TV show. The score helped supplement the story and set the mood for what was going on throughout the movie. It was enjoyable enough and I will probably check out the album at some point.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers was a surprisingly enjoyable movie. Going into the movie, I was a little worried about some of the choices made…especially the voices. However, within seconds of the film starting, I found myself smiling and enjoying the film. This carried on throughout the whole movie. This really is a fun one. It is jam-packed with Easter eggs from Disney and beyond. These Easter eggs really are some of the highlights of the movie. It is also fun to see Chip, Dale, and the gang back together again and doing what they did best thirty years ago!
This really was a fun movie to watch and really, it would have been fun to see on the big screen. A big reason for this is that it would be even easier to find all of the references in the film. Thankfully, with Disney+ there is a pause button so there is another way to find all of these fun moments and references. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers may not be the best movie to be released this year. However, it will be one of the most fun ones. It is full of nostalgic references but doesn’t solely rely on them. It is definitely worth watching and gets a hat tip!