Miles is the son of Samantha, and a main character in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. Though he's initially portrayed as an antagonist, his role as such decreases drastically as the film progresses, turning him into a deuteragonist. He's a very likable character, being one of the only likable characters in the lackluster film series.
Why He Rocks
- Compared to the other good live-action characters, he is surprisingly well-written character, being a good example of a mean popular boy.
- Josh Green did a very solid acting job as him.
- He has some funny jokes:
- There's even a funny use of toilet humor, as crazy as that sounds, when Simon wets himself and he says it's not his, prompting the TSA clerk to ask if he's "holding it for a friend".
- There is also a funny scene where he calls Alvin a "stuffed Alvin doll" and treats Alvin like one, throwing him around like a piece of cheese.
- Similar to the Chipmunks in this live-action film series, he has a sympathetic and relatable life since he was abandoned by his father when he was younger, and he has a terrible mother, who just like Dave in these films, doesn’t do a good job properly caring for him, which does show why he’s a jerk and why he doesn’t want another father.
- His chemistry with the Chipmunks is quite entertaining, being a rivalry at first with some funny moments, but then grows into respect for each other.
- He also gets some decent character development, as he becomes nicer and bonds with the Chipmunks during their adventure, and their relationship is also decently developed.
- He becomes sad when the Chipmunks got the ring, showing he has grown close to them. But then he becomes thankful when Theodore saves him from being killed by a car, risking his own life for this, and is relieved when Theodore is ok in the end. It was at that moment that they became good friends, forming a brotherly like bond.
- He helps the Chipmunks out during their adventure, and they help him back, like slowing down the villain, James, and returning the ring back to Dave and his mom, Samantha.
- He’s shown to be a great guitar player, and he uses it to help the Chipmunks, such as when they performed "South Side" at the Austin bar to impress the audience to help them, and when he performed "Home" with Ashley, the Chipmunks, and the Chipettes to make it up to his mom and Dave, and also helped Dave realize how terrible of a father he was to the Chipmunks.
- Speaking of which, him performing "Home" with Ashley, the Chipmunks and the Chipettes was catchy and heartwarming.
- He still cares about his mom, despite how she treats him, and it was nice to see them hug near the end of the film.
- He also cares about the Chipmunks and was happy to see them make up with Dave, and grow closer at the end of the film.
- While pointless, his romance side plot with Ashley is sweet and cute.
- For being in only one of the films, he was still a great addition to the franchise.
- Just like Claire, Julie, Dr. Rubin and Ashley, he sadly only appeared once in the franchise.
- His and Ashley's romance side plot is pointless as it only gets two scenes in the beginning and end, giving the impression that the filmmakers suddenly just forgot that they wrote that in.