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Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Unnecessary sequel isn't really worth kids' time.

Movie PG 2010 76 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

cimps in space is a masterpiece

This movie is the best movie I have ever seen in my life! It’s heartwarming at some parts but so sad at others. It teaches you about space and friendship and how to be a good person. It has taught be that you can send cimps to space

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age 5+

I slightly enjoyed the first despite negative reviews, but this was just stupid.

I don't really have any concerns about the content, but it's just not good. I didn't get all the negative reviews for the first one; that was actually kind of enjoyable. But I'm pretty sure this one will get a 19 or something score on Metacritic, if the critics hated the first.

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There's absolutely no reason for this sequel to exist. Space Chimps received terrible reviews (our generous three stars might as well be five by comparison), and neither the story nor the animation was impressive enough to merit a sequel. Much of the cast (including Andy Samberg, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jeff Daniels) apparently couldn't be persuaded to revisit their character, the blindingly colorful palette (especially when on Malgor) is over the top, and the animation is sub-par. Worst of all, the jokes and sight gags are tired and in a couple of cases snoozy -- even by kid-movie standards.

All of the negatives aside, there's an irresistible draw for kids to see talking-animal movies, no matter how awful adults may find them. If you've got kids who will love a bunch of chatty astro-chimps, no matter how hammy the jokes or how uninspiring the story, they'll probably find this sequel amusing. But anyone who found the original movie lacking in any way will definitely want to steer clear of this far-less entertaining installment.

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