ANDY’S RATING: SPARK (PG)
THE title is a bit misleading…I couldn’t detect a single spark of originality in this middling kiddie flick. When an evil emperor begins to fire up a planet-destroying superweapon it falls on a teenage space chimp (Jace Norman) and his companions to save the planet. It may be Star Wars replayed with apes but the animation is passable and it is mildly exciting and sporadically amusing. Most of the laughs come from the platform shoe-wearing chimp dictator (A.C. Peterson) and Patrick Stewart’s salty space captain.