Saturday, August 16, 2008

Kidsday Movie review: 'Space Chimps'

BY DYLAN RICE AND NICHOLAS RICE Kidsday Reporters, ages 11 and 12

We went to New York City to watch a screening of the new animated movie "Space Chimps." We liked the movie and thought it was very funny.

It's about a chimp named Ham III (voice by Andy Samberg) who is assigned to search for a $5 billion NASA probe that disappeared into a wormhole and landed on a distant planet.

But Ham doesn't want to live up to the legacy of his grandpa (Ham I), who was a famous space chimp. The crew, Lt. Luna ( Cheryl Hines), Commander Titan (Patrick Warburton) and his good friend Houston (Carlos Alazraqui) convince Ham to leave his circus career behind and go into outer space.

When Ham, Luna and Titan arrive on the nearby planet where the probe landed, they learn that an evil alien creature, Zartog ( Jeff Daniels), is using the probe to be a dictator. Zartog finds Ham, Luna and Titan and captures their ship with Titan inside, leaving Ham and Luna looking for safety.

Dylan's favorite scene was of the landing because there was a lot of action. While they're looking for Titan, they discover a creature named Kilowatt (Kristin Chenoweth), whose head lights up when she's scared or nervous. This was Nick's favorite part. He thought the whole scene was hilarious. Kilowatt is very funny.

So Ham, Luna and Kilowatt go on an adventure to try to rescue Titan and save the people of the planet ... until Kilowatt gets eaten by a monster! You'll have to see the movie to find out what happens. And keep an eye out for Dr. Bob. Dylan thought he was funny.

Overall, we would recommend this movie for younger kids (3-14).


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