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      Spark: A Space Tail

      PG Released Apr 14, 2017 1h 30m Kids & Family Comedy Adventure Action Sci-Fi Animation TRAILER for Spark: A Space Tail: Trailer 1 List Spark: A Space Tail: Trailer 1 Spark: A Space Tail: Trailer 1 2:20 View more videos
      13% Tomatometer 24 Reviews 34% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Spark (Jace Norman) is a wisecracking teenage monkey who lives on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk (Rob deLeeuw) and Vix (Jessica Biel). Thirteen years ago, power-hungry Zhong (Alan C. Peterson) seized control of their planet Beta, wiping out Spark's family and sending him into hiding. Now, Zhong plans to use the deadly space Kraken to destroy the entire universe, and no one but Spark can stop him. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Tara Brady Irish Times Crappy internationally co-produced animation, ahoy. Rated: 2/5 Jun 6, 2017 Full Review Ed Potton Times (UK) It's all amiably silly and definitely an option for half-term. Rated: 3/5 May 26, 2017 Full Review Leslie Felperin Guardian Surely there is a species of monkey somewhere far, far away who are all banging randomly on typewriters and yet have managed, somehow, to come up with a better script than this derivative piece of space junk. Rated: 1/5 May 25, 2017 Full Review Mat Brunet AniMat's Review (YouTube) Honestly, this movie was absolutely painful. Not because it was frustratingly terrible, but because of how this was such a wasted opportunity. Rated: 4/10 Mar 12, 2022 Full Review Richard Crouse Richard Crouse Unfortunately the punny title may be the best thing about Spark: A Space Tail. Rated: 1/5 Mar 1, 2021 Full Review Rachel Wagner rachelsreviews.net I was hoping I would enjoy it like I enjoyed Ratchet and Clank (yep, I liked that film). Unfortunately it was not to be. Rated: D Feb 21, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kervin G This is one rare find I found when searching for new movies. Spark: A Space Tail is just a moderate movie to watch. It's not perfect like Zootopia or as great as The Bad Guys. It's just ok. At least one of the real reasons why I wanted to watch that movie is because of that fox girl named Vix I liked the premise of having a Sun Wukong in a space story. The story did not have an absolute tall tale to experience it. As interesting as it sounds having Jason Norman who also played Henry Danger in his starring role in the movie was really good. As for the movie, most of it is ok. The villain in the movie was just another goofball villain with an anticlimactic boss battle Zhong considering the fact obviously it was a show that felt out of budget just like the combat fighting scene. I expected to have this movie to a ton of martial arts in space but this movie did not meet expectations. I hope they make a sequel with the martial arts added. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Yes, the company that made The Nut Job movies had this massive animated flop sandwiched between them. No, it's not very good. If anything, it's worse than either one of those movies, which I never saw as complete trash despite being aware of their glaring flaws. The animation's decent, if lacking when compared to other movies released the same year, - some of which were done on a smaller budget than this film - the voice acting's decent and the villain's over-the-top attitude is amusing and the most fun part of the film. But where it all falls apart is just in how damn uninspired it is, not doing much to differentiate itself from any other cookie cutter family-oriented "Chosen One" plot. At least the Nut Job movies had SOMETHING to guarantee at least a small fanbase. I don't see this film as having any niche appeal at all. The bland designs, forgettable & cliched characters save for the aforementioned villain, whom the animators and voice actors seemed to be having the most fun with, lame jokes and boring action sequence certainly don't help. You know, another animated flop from 2016 had the exact same tagline as this film and I think it's a much better animated space adventure than this one, despite it being unlikely for me to give it a 3.5-star rating had I seen it now rather than in 2017, when I was still fairly enthusiastic. More knowledge of the games helped. At least somebody was trying to make the Ratchet & Clank movie work. Spark, on the other hand, just feels like animators and writers going through the motions with absolutely nothing that makes it stand out. When your most generous comment on A Space Tail - not a necessary pun, the normal spelling would've sufficed in this instance - is "Well, at least it actually looked and felt a little bit more like a movie than Norm of the North", that's really not a good sign regarding the quality of the finished product. One of the worst animated movies of 2016, for sure. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member It kept the kids quiet but jeez, the sickly cliches and badly written script was un-stomachable, even for someone who sits through garbage movies constantly ... Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a very boring plot... There's nothing fun Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Damn, I don't believe in hell, do I? I don't like this. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review andrew l I honestly feel like Spark: a Space Tail wasnï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)t a bad kids movie. The target audience doesnï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)t have the luxury of leaving reviews. If they did, the rating would be much higher. As an adult, with a toddler, I watch countless animated childrenï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)s movies. Spark:A Space Tail has an interesting premise, interesting design layout, mediocre finish digital animation, mediocre writing and script. Honestly...I found the Sound effects to be quite decent, and the voice acting was pretty good. I have labored thru many digitally animated films much more deserving of the negative reviews the Spark: A Space Tail has received. Yet....since these other Digital pieces were from major companies, they get a pass. Overall....you might just be surprised by Spark: A Space Tail. Like so many other movie reviews.... perhaps your own eyes ears and thoughts could differ....maybe give this a chance to make your own judgments. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Spark (Jace Norman) is a wisecracking teenage monkey who lives on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk (Rob deLeeuw) and Vix (Jessica Biel). Thirteen years ago, power-hungry Zhong (Alan C. Peterson) seized control of their planet Beta, wiping out Spark's family and sending him into hiding. Now, Zhong plans to use the deadly space Kraken to destroy the entire universe, and no one but Spark can stop him.
      Director
      Aaron Woodley
      Producer
      Lee Youngki, Harry Linden, Wookyung Jung, Tracy Grant, Jun Zheng
      Screenwriter
      Aaron Woodley
      Distributor
      Open Road
      Production Co
      Redrover Co. Ltd., Gulfstream Pictures, ToonBox Entertainment
      Rating
      PG (Some Action and Rude Humor)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 14, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 27, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $190.5K
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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