YMMV / Space Chimps

  • Fanon Discontinuity: The original may not be anything special, but even its fans wish that the sequel never came to be.
  • Fridge Horror: They need a nose cone for their spaceship for re-entry. So they use the frozen, but still blinking, Zartog.
  • Fridge Logic: The chimps speak their own language that the humans can't understand. The aliens also speak their own language, but they can understand the chimps just fine with no explanation or language barrier. So, somehow, two completely different species on two completely different planets developed the exact same language.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Malgor is an alien world with technicolor flora and fauna, a MacGuffin material and predominantly blue aliens with flying mounts resembling stingrays at their disposal. Yeah.
  • Older Than They Think: The Nineties cartoon Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys was pretty much exactly the same thing.
  • Sequelitis: The sequel pretty much cranked up the first film's faults while doing away with its redeeming points.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The first film is considered this by those who don't hate it; there are certainly worse films out there, but a lot of better movies were being released even at the time.
  • Special Effects Failure:
    • The CGI in the first movie isn't honestly "bad" per se, but there's a noticeably Minimalist Cast when it comes to the humans and the design of Zartog's race is pretty bland. But to put things in perspective: the film came out in 2008, 1 month after audiences got to see WALL•E, and just compare those two.note 
    • The second movie, given its straight to DVD status, plays this a little more straight. It is also something of an Old Shame to the animation company behind that film. Up to, and including, not mentioning it on their own website.
  • Ugly Cute: Attempted with Kilowatt, a nipple-headed fetus creature voiced by Kristin Chenoweth. Attempted.