When a $5 billion Space Agency probe disappears into an intergalactic wormhole, the agency recruits Ham III, grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, to help retrieve the wayward craft.
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Kiddie space adventure cute, but no WALL-E.
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Rotten: While candy-colored graphics should dazzle kids, Space Chimps has little draw for audiences spoiled by the Pixar-given knowledge that CGI can entertain -- and not just stupefy -- moviegoers of any age.
- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly, Thursday, July 17, 2008
Fresh: It'll keep the kids entertained for a while and give their parents a chuckle or two along the way.
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, July 17, 2008
Fun animated Space Chimps movie, kept me engaged. The jokes were funny enough. I liked how they thought at first the mission was just another training exercise. I liked the Herbie Hancock music. It was cool when they landed on the alien planet. Each of the chimps had different personalities. The animation budget was a bit crude, so the space effects weren't as beautiful, dynamic and believable as WALL-E.
- YosemiteSamFan, Friday, November 12, 2010
Chimps in space is a great idea for ananimated film. Chimps are just funny and a space setting should have contained enough excuses for bizarre and far out situations. Unfortunately Space Chimps is simply a poorly animated film with not enough content, story or laugh wise, to make it worth your time. There isn't even a single stand out character to keep you interested in a very mediocre plot which involves some aliens that all look the same, presumably because of a lack of imagination and budget. The voice talents are wellsuited but fail to bring life to stone dead facial features. It isn't terrible but with the likes of Wall-E and the works of Miyazaki propelling the animated genre into a new and more sophisticated domain this is simply a forgettable entry.
- kiriyamakazou, Friday, December 5, 2008