Friday, July 18, 2008

Space Chimps

Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand: Rid a far-away planet of their nefarious leader. Fortunately for Ham III, two of his simian peers are along for the ride.

Ham was originally a circus chimp that would do stunts and wow audiences.  He uses some of these talents to survive the journey through a black hole to another planet.  He along with Lt. Luna and Titan (voiced by Patrick Warburton aka Puddy from Seinfeld) save the creatures of this planet from the Evil dictator Zartog by outsmarting him. 
A good kids film for children ages 6-12 I would say.  A few scenes have some parts that may be somewhat scary but overall a decent film.   Some really cheezy puns in content that I can't remember right now but they made me laugh a couple times.  You also get the Axel Foley theme from Beverly Hills Cop at one point.  That's worth a point alone cause that song is awesome.
So get up and go out and see the 1 movie in America... SPACE CHIMPS!!!
on a side note I spoke with someone recently that told me another movie comes out this weekend as well, although I've never heard of it.  Something called The Dark Knight. Someone will have to let me know what that one is about

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Will Smith plays John Hancock, a homeless superhero who fights crime across the United States but ends up doing more damage than good.  But Hancock doesn't care what other people think, until the day he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman)  Ray brings Hancock home for a thank you dinner and he soon has a gameplan for Hancock. 
Ray tells Hancock to turn himself in and voluntarilly go to prison to serve time for all the damage he's done.  Soon the public realizes they need Hancock out there because without him Crime rate has gone up 35%.
Hancock also gets to know Ray's family as well and stands up for his son against a bully (the kid that played Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween) that won't stop calling him an asshole.
We find out Hancock doesn't know who he is and he's not from another planet, he just woke up in a florida hospital and was immortal. 
Soon after there's an interesting twist concerining Ray's Wife and Hancock.  Again I won't ruin it in the chance you will go out and see it. 
Overall This movie was Ok but not great.  I enjoyed the first 30 minutes or so when he was being a complete jerk to pretty much everyone and even tells someone "bitch get off of the mcdonalds"   The twist went off in a direction I wasn't expecting from the trailers but definately a watchable movie.
Amazingly it is only PG-13 when the "asshole" count was 20+ and much more language as well. I'm very surprised it wasn't slapped with an R rating.