July 27, 2008
CHIMP’s A CHUMP ; Becon on Films SPACE CHIMPS ANIMATION Cert: U * *****SIZZLING: Don’t Miss ****SMOKING: Scintillating Stuff ***TASTY: Worth a Bite**HALF- BAKED: Below Par*PIG AWFUL
FOLLOWING the brilliant Wall.E and Kung Fu Panda, Space Chimps has some mighty big boots to fill.
And just like a real monkey would do with a pair of boots, it doesn't even bother trying to put them on.
Instead, it hurls them into the audience's face, makes horrendous howling noises, and settles down to scratch its bum.
If you pay peanuts, the old saying goes, you get monkeys.
Well, if you don't pay good scriptwriters, you get Space Chimps.
And if you pay for a ticket to see Space Chimps, you getd is - appointed and cross.
Ham III, grandson of the first chimp in space, has to jet off to retrieve some kind of space probe from a wormhole, or something, which is being used by an alien to do something wicked, or something.
This plot summary is so lazy and poorly written, I am now the hot favourite to write Space Chimps II. The film is ape-palling.
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