With such rudimentary animation and cloyingly flat storytelling to boot, not to mention a sheer lack of grab-your-attention action sequences, no one over the age of 8 is going to be entertained for long when there’s far more sophisticated options available. That said, maybe flicks like Space Chimps will continue becoming more of the exception rather than the rule, which makes the movie-going experience far more rewarding for the whole family. Fingers crossed anyway.


  • Drugs/Alcohol:  None.
  • Language/Profanity:  No expletives, but there is a couple of instances of scatological humor.
  • Sex/Nudity:  There’s definitely a bit of sexual innuendo going on with the inclusion of the BananaBerry phone.
  • Violence:  A few moments might seem perilous for younger children—particularly when little alien Kilowatt (Kristin Chenoweth) is swallowed whole.

Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in St. Paul, Minn., she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog

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