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CGI Monkeys Strictly 4 ’Toon Junkies...

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Forum Name: SPACE CHIMPS
Forum Discription: If 100 Monkeys Flung Their Dung at a Movie Camera for 81 Minutes...
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2917
Printed Date: October 24 2014 at 10:13am


Topic: CGI Monkeys Strictly 4 ’Toon Junkies...
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: CGI Monkeys Strictly 4 ’Toon Junkies...
Date Posted: July 15 2008 at 5:08am

PROMOs for THIS HAD US CONVINCED IT WAS SOME CHEEZY NEW CARTOON NETWORK SERIES...THEN WE SAW on the IMDb THAT IT HAD a " http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482603/trailers - THEATRICAL TRAILER ," and WE REALIZED ONCE AGAIN: HOLLYWOOD HAS NO SHAME WHEN IT COMES to EXPLOITING UNDER-AGE MOVIE-GOERS...

WITH CHARACTERS THAT WEAR OUT THEIR WELCOME in THAT 87-SECOND TRAILER, JOKES THAT the AVERAGE SIX-YEAR-OLD COULD GUESS the PUNCHLINE to WAY in ADVANCE, and a STYLE of COMPUTER ANIMATION UNWORTHY of a CABLE CAR INSURANCE COMMERCIAL, http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=294 - SPACE CHIMPS MAY SET a NEW LOW in HOW CRAPPY a MOVIE TINSEL TOWN IS WILLING to TOSS (LIKE SO MUCH FLUNG MONKEY DOO-DOO) at the UNSUSPECTING "FAMILY AUDIENCE." 

THERE's ALSO the CURIOUS COINCIDENCE THAT THIS IS from the SAME STUDIO THAT LAST WEEK BOMBED OUT with the SIMILARLY LAME-LOOKING/SPACE-THEMED http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=292 - MEET DAVE . WE WISH THESE CHIMPS a BOX OFFICE FATE SIMILAR to EDDIE's LATEST FIASCO...

AND NOW, LADIES and PRIMATES, IT's YOUR TURN to START FLINGIN'...

Definitely NOT The Proverbial Room-ful of Monkeys Who, If Locked in a Room with Typewriters, Would Eventually Write Shakespeare... 

 



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Posted By: #1-Film Freak!!
Date Posted: July 15 2008 at 5:34am
Not every "family movie" this year sux -- Over the weekend I went with my kid and some friends to see "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in 3-D. While it certainly wasn't brilliant, it did deliver everything it promised: It was fun, fast-paced, not too dopey, and was a far better "popcorn movie" than the latest, semi-lame "Indiana Jones" movie...

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Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: July 15 2008 at 9:22am

Whoa, be careful not to speak too soon --  You created a 2006 page for http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=134 - Barnyard (which it deserved, of course), and they went on to make a cartoon series called Back at the Barnyard on Nickelodeon. 

Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

PROMOs for THIS HAD US CONVINCED IT WAS SOME CHEEZY NEW CARTOON NETWORK SERIES...

 

I fear the existence of Landing of the Space Chimps as the next Nick/CN cartoon series (more likely CN; Nick owns the Barnyard franchise). 

Then again, if Space Chimps bombs, my fears will vanish.



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: July 16 2008 at 11:19am
This was on my list of 2008 films to watch out for several months ago. Since it is being released the same week as Mommy Mia, this weekend might be a real race for the bottom. Thank goodness for The Dark Knight.

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Posted By: thomsonmg2000
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 2:03am
Another movie with talking animated animals in supposed "hilarious" situations geared towards family audience?

Looks like just another crappy output from Vanguard Animation, the same guys who put out Happily Ever After and Valiant. That name will now put chills up my spine.


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Posted By: Movie Man
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 2:36am
After two solid weeks of nothing but good movies, the streak is broken with "Meet Dave" and "Space Chimps" (excluding "Wanted", mentioned on this site but quickly eliminated from the draft once good reviews finally came pouring in)

I also agree that not every "family movie" sucked this year: we've had "Wall-E", "Horton Hears a Who", and "Kitt Kitteredge" to name a few.


Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 5:18am
Yeah...but they had to get one in somewhere. Too bad for FOX, this will be their second dud in a row this summer (The 1st being last weak's Meet Dave).

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Posted By: thomsonmg2000
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 8:30am
Yet, Space Chimps is just the tip of the iceberg of crappy family movie to come out this year. Just look what's coming up: Beverly Hill Chihuahua, Ace Ventura 3, Jim Carrey's Christmas Carol... we should ban any film studio that's not Pixar from making family movies

Wow, our "Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment" category could be cram-packed this year!



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Seltzerberg is back?

OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!

http://www.disastermovie.org
http://www.vampiressuck.org/


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 9:14am
Jim Carrey's Christmas Carol? BAH! HUMBUG! If I had my way, every idiot who goes about making a new version of A Christmas Carol should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly in his heart!

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Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 11:12am
...Sounds like a plan Ebenezer

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Posted By: moat
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 11:49am
Monkeys? Funny.
Talking monkeys? Hilarious.
Animated talking monkeys in space?! Comic goldmine!

I imagine the film's pitch went something like that. Or maybe they just threw a bunch of themes in a hat and pulled out "animated," "space," and "monkeys."


Posted By: moorlock2003
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 11:57am
SPACE CHUMPS

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: July 19 2008 at 1:44am

Well, along with "Mamma Mia", this flick is opening opposite "The Dark Knight", so I here by declare both of those movies D.O.A.

PS: In my humble opinion, all our animated movies should be imported from Japan. They have animation down to a science and do animated movies with storylines that have a hell of a lot more range than talking animals.



Posted By: PopcornAvenger
Date Posted: July 19 2008 at 4:44am

Uhh, no. Japanese animation is at the bottom of the pile. IMO. If all animated movies were imports from Japan, I'd lobby for a boycott, if not outright ban.

An entirely subjective opinion; it's the art and style I dislike. Their story telling, although often obscure as seen through the lens of our western culture, seems complex and possessing depth.

Disney studios was the king of animation, although the upstart (and now crown prince) Pixar has made many forget that.

No, I don't feel bad about hijacking this thread. Space Chimps is likely to be unworthy of discussion, another turd in this year's punchbowl.

 



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Posted By: Movie Man
Date Posted: July 19 2008 at 9:49am
I've seen some Japanese imports and I tend to agree with Micheals. "Appleseed" and "Ghost in the Shell" are two animes that I've seen that really stood out (although I can live without the yearly "Pokémon" sequels)


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: July 19 2008 at 1:54pm
Originally posted by Movie Man

I've seen some Japanese imports and I tend to agree with Micheals. "Appleseed" and "Ghost in the Shell" are two animes that I've seen that really stood out (although I can live without the yearly "Pokémon" sequels)
                              Don't forget "Spirited Away" and "Akira".

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: July 20 2008 at 3:08am

Popcorn Avenger, I think it's best if you see Japanese Anime movies like "Appleseed", "Ghost in the Shell", "Spirited Away", "Akira", and my personal favorites "Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust" and "Princess Mononoke". If after seeing those movies, you still think Japan is the bottom of the barrell, well that's your opinion and you're entitled to it.



Posted By: PopcornAvenger
Date Posted: July 20 2008 at 4:34am

Well, I should have said, "bottom of my barrell". I'm actually a fan of japanese culture, lived there two years. Just never liked the animation, and, again, its the art and style I don't like. Nor am I an expert, as I generally avoid the genre.

I've seen Vampire D or the first half-hour or so of it. Turned it off. Vampire D Minus

Other exposure was Voltron ( the first one ) featured a group of avian-themed youths. It's old, was out when I was a kid. It was pretty bad, but kids fare of course. Pokemon', ugh. Oddly enough, I like Teen Titans.

For me its a matter of taste. I was tempted to see Spirited Away so on your recommendations I'll look for it, and Ghost in the Shell. I do try to remain open-minded, or at least pry the door back open if it's warranted.

Sometimes      ;)

 



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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: July 20 2008 at 5:40pm
I'm apest over Hayao Miyazaki's work, especially Spirited Away.  I'm guessing Space Chimps, on the other hand, gives apest a whole new meaning. . . .


Posted By: Headbanger14
Date Posted: July 22 2008 at 7:08am

And let's not forget that this movie was made by Vanguard Animation, the same company that made those other crappy movies Valiant and Happily N'Ever After. These guys just don't know how to make a good animated film...



Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: July 22 2008 at 7:30am
Ummm....I actually found Happily N'ever After a pretty funny film. It's very under-rated if you ask me. The problem with that film, in my opinion, is that it could've been like a 30 minute episode spoofing many animated films. I still found it entertaining, though...

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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 21 2008 at 3:36am
In the category for Worst Animated Feature Film (if you post one) I'd say Fly Me to the Moon ranks first, The Clone Wars second, and this is tied for third with Igor.

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Posted By: tdickensheets
Date Posted: February 24 2009 at 4:12pm
Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

PROMOs for THIS HAD US CONVINCED IT WAS SOME CHEEZY NEW CARTOON NETWORK SERIES...THEN WE SAW on the IMDb THAT IT HAD a " http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482603/trailers - THEATRICAL TRAILER ," and WE REALIZED ONCE AGAIN: HOLLYWOOD HAS NO SHAME WHEN IT COMES to EXPLOITING UNDER-AGE MOVIE-GOERS...

WITH CHARACTERS THAT WEAR OUT THEIR WELCOME in THAT 87-SECOND TRAILER, JOKES THAT the AVERAGE SIX-YEAR-OLD COULD GUESS the PUNCHLINE to WAY in ADVANCE, and a STYLE of COMPUTER ANIMATION UNWORTHY of a CABLE CAR INSURANCE COMMERCIAL, http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=294 - SPACE CHIMPS MAY SET a NEW LOW in HOW CRAPPY a MOVIE TINSEL TOWN IS WILLING to TOSS (LIKE SO MUCH FLUNG MONKEY DOO-DOO) at the UNSUSPECTING "FAMILY AUDIENCE." 

THERE's ALSO the CURIOUS COINCIDENCE THAT THIS IS from the SAME STUDIO THAT LAST WEEK BOMBED OUT with the SIMILARLY LAME-LOOKING/SPACE-THEMED http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=292 - MEET DAVE . WE WISH THESE CHIMPS a BOX OFFICE FATE SIMILAR to EDDIE's LATEST FIASCO...

AND NOW, LADIES and PRIMATES, IT's YOUR TURN to START FLINGIN'...

Definitely NOT The Proverbial Room-ful of Monkeys Who, If Locked in a Room with Typewriters, Would Eventually Write Shakespeare... 

 

The they chips or monkeys?



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Posted By: Grounder the Critic
Date Posted: November 18 2010 at 6:38pm
Call me crazy, but this movie was okay. Sure it had pop-culture references and whatnot, and it's not spectacular in a way, but it is creative. However, after seeing the trailer for a sequel, and believe me, there IS a sequel, it was a horrible. I will not see the sequel.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: November 18 2010 at 8:14pm
Originally posted by Grounder the Critic

Call me crazy, but this movie was okay. Sure it had pop-culture references and whatnot, and it's not spectacular in a way, but it is creative. However, after seeing the trailer for a sequel, and believe me, there IS a sequel, it was a horrible. I will not see the sequel.
You so crazy! Nah, the original isn't half as bad as other half-assed non Pixar or non Dreamworks animated movies. The sequel, however, just NO!

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