I love stupid bad movies, and by gum this delivered. This will fill your stupid movie bingo card! We've got hammy acting, plot points that go nowhere, and most off all. CGI that looks like it was ripped straight out of a PS2 cinematic pre-vis concept video! Now the plot overview itself is interesting. A chimpanzee test pilot for secretive space mission comes back covered in goo, that goo mutates him and a nearby desert critter. Also, the guy who voices the cat from "A Talking Cat!?!" is there.
Fun popcorn movie! And the story arc of the father and daughter Dr. Murphy's reminded me of a similar setup in the final season of one of my favorite shows, The Legend of Korra. It was nice to have the two female leads as badass astrophysicists; they both did a great job particularly the breakout star Arianna Scott.