I have no intention of seeing this movie. I saw the first live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks and it was enough to make me wary of anything it might spawn. It’s the kind of picture that gives children’s movies a bad name, the dramatic action simple and overstated in the “See Spot Run” fashion, the music synthetic and cloying, the jokes around the level of those one-liners they print on Popsicle sticks. The movie seems to have been designed for unimaginative five-year-olds and the adults who hate them. All the same, I have fond memories of seeing it, and the challenge of writing something for Valentine’s Day led me to think of it.