Three brainy chimpanzees are sent on an intergalactic test flight by scientists too daft to realize the primates are actually smarter than they are. What starts as a simian spin on The Right Stuff becomes a monkey-brained space odyssey as the apes fight to save an alien world from a despot who looks like the love child of a Teletubby and the monster from Cloverfield. 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. D
Genre: Comedy, Kids and Family, Animation; Starring: Andy Samberg; Director: Kirk De Micco; Author: Robert Moreland; Release Date Wide: 07/18/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 81; MPAA Rating: G; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Posted July 18 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
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