After Wall-E, here are cartoon monkeys in space with silly jokes about opposable thumbs and skidding on bananas skins.
But Space Chimps isn’t so terrible — it’s unashamed kids’ stuff that addresses no bigger question than how to pee in your space suit. Needless to say, next to Pixar’s lovingly detailed worlds, the animation looks a bit dated, even slapdash. It’s paced as if in need of a dose of Ritalin, with the requisite stabs at gags for grown-ups, some of them not half bad. – Cath Clarke