Primates of the Caribbean

Primates of the Caribbean

Jan Rahbek (2012)

72min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This Danish tale of mechanical monkey mayhem is a real misfire thanks to charmless characters and flat computer animation. Beginning poorly with a limp and forgettable song, the boringly simple family comedy struggles to add interest to any of its mercifully short running time, as simian beach cop Marco Macaco tries to stop power-hungry fellow primate, Carlo, from taking over his island home and stealing his childhood sweetheart. Carlo's weapon is a King Kong-like giant robot, disguised as a casino - the film's only semi-imaginative idea that unfortunately comes to very little, due to seriously weak and underdeveloped plotting. With minimal action and neither urgency nor excitement to distract attention, the mainly visual humour seems particularly lame, while a consequent lack of verbal gags means there's nothing to enhance the unknown cast's one-note voice work.

Summary

A monkey who guards the beach of a Caribbean island is horrified to discover a tycoon plans to build a casino in the area. He soon learns this is just a cover for a far more evil scheme, and joins forces with a motley band of simian pirates to save his home from a giant robot. Animated comedy, with the voices of Jason J Lewis, Anthony Jenkins and Phil Meyers.

Cast & Crew

Actor Jason J Lewis
Actor Anthony Jenkins
Actor Phil Meyers
Director Jan Rahbek

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: DVD
Comedy Drama Children's