Forget what you saw in the theaters in 2008, THIS is the REAL Alvin and the Chipmunks. Keeping the spirit of the original cartoon is huge part of what makes this film work. The songs are catchy, the writing is solid, the voice acting is easily on par with any Transformers cartoon, and there's that irresistable charm that the humor in all Chipmunk cartoons has.
Wait, AND it features kick-ass throwbacks to one of the all-time great horror classics? There's no way you can go wrong here.