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Fly Me to the Moon 3D (2008)

  • Rate: 4.7/10 total 2,248 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Family
  • Release Date: 15 August 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 84 min
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Fly Me to the Moon 3D (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Fly Me to the Moon 3D (2008)
  • Rate: 4.7/10 total 2,248 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Family
  • Release Date: 15 August 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 84 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $41,412,264(Worldwide)
  • Director: Ben Stassen
  • Stars: Trevor Gagnon, Philip Bolden and David Gore
  • Original Music By: Ramin Djawadi   
  • Soundtrack: Fly Me To The Moon
  • Plot Keyword: Moon | Fly | 3 Dimensional | Animal | 1960s

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Domonic Paris  writer

Known Trivia

  • As the lunar module lands on the moon, Aldrin is shown on the left side, which is the Command position, with Armstrong on the right side. This is the reverse of how they were in reality. Furthermore, Armstrong is shown clapping Aldrin on the arm and calls him “Commander”. In the end credits all three Apollo XI astronauts are named Commander (a military rank none of the astronauts held -Collins and Aldrin were Air Force colonels). The upshot is that in this fictionalised version of Apollo XI, Aldrin commanded the mission and landed the craft, while Neil Armstrong still makes the historic first walk on the Moon. With the roles reversed, Buzz Aldrin had actually campaigned internally within Nasa for this to be how the mission took place; i.e. that with Armstrong being in command, it would be Aldrin to make the first exit through the door. The film’s reorganisation of the positions and ranks may have been made at Aldrin’s suggestion, since he was involved in the picture.
  • In the scene where the flies are in the lunchbox, and being placed in the car, the license plate reads “FMTT – Moon” or “Fly Me To The Moon”, the movie’s name.

Goofs: Factual errors: When re-docking with the command module, the lunar module is shown docking with the engine side towards the command module instead of the docking side. The LEM is backwards.

Plot: Three young houseflies stow away aboard the Apollo 11 flight to the moon. Full summary »  »

Story: In the Kennedy days, all the States buzz about the Apollo moon program, even the bugs. Grandpa fly keeps 'inspiring' his grandson and two mates, a nerd and a glutton, with heroic stories. New they decide to get in on the action at Cape Canaveral via an astronaut's bred box. Grandpa also gets involved. There's also an evil Soviet Russian fly to with.Written by KGF Vissers  

Synopsis

Synopsis: A preteen-aged fly named Nat and his two best friends, I.Q. and Scooter, build a fly-sized rocket in a field across from Cape Canaveral, Florida, where the Apollo 11 sits on its launch pad. From his earliest memory, Nat remembers his grandfather, Amos, telling him of his daring rescue of Amelia Earhart as she crossed the Atlantic Ocean on her historic flight. Wanting to be an adventurer like his Grandpa, Nat knows what he has to do. Defying the notion that Dreamers get swatted!, he tells his friends his plan to get aboard the Apollo 11 and go to the moon. His buddies, with some reluctance, are in. The next morning, as their families realize they are missing, the three flies make it to Space Center command. In their homemade space suits, Nat, I.Q. and Scooter stow away inside the space helmets of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. As they blast off, our three tiny adventurers are about to make some history of their own.

Back on Earth, Grandpa, Mom and the others watch TV to get news of their offsprings adventure. As the astronauts appear on camera, the heroic flies wave in the background, visible to other flies but barely seen by humans except for an attentive NASA team member, who informs Armstrong that there appear to be contaminants on board. One other problem: In far-away Russia, there are other flies watching TV – Russian flies that cannot tolerate American flies getting to the moon first. A Russian plan is hatched and operatives are enlisted to interfere with the US mission. Mother Russia puts all its hopes of success on the back of one nasty operative named Yegor. Fortunately, a pretty Russian fly named Nadia also sees the flies on board and hears Nat calling out his Grandpas name, the very name of the fly Nadia met in Paris and loved so many years ago.

Back on board the space ship, as the burn cycle to enter the moon’s orbit begins, the capsule starts to shake violently. Theres a short circuit in a control panel that must be fixed manually or the ship wont be able to complete its mission. Nat and I.Q. fly through a maze of wires, find the problem and repair it just in time. Unaware of the flies aid, the ship enters orbit and all is well… or so they think. Just as they congratulate each other, the little flies are sprayed with a numbing aerosol and are captives in a test tube vial contaminants indeed.

The flies manage to break the vial. Nat sneaks into Armstrongs helmet just in the nick of time. The Lunar Module lands on the surface of the moon. From inside the helmet, Nat beams with every awe-inspiring historic step. I.Q. and Scooter join him on the surface inside Aldrins helmet. Back on earth, other plots are being set in motion. After more than 50 years apart, Nadia finds Grandpa, though the joy of their reunion is brief. She tells Grandpa and Nats Mom about the Russian plot to divert the mission to crash directly into Mount Rushmore. Yegor must be stopped. Nats Mom faints while Grandpa takes off with a renewed youthful vow to save his grandson. At Mission Control, the Russian operatives have infiltrated and are preparing to alter the descent codes. Unaware of the potential danger looming, the astronauts and the little flies sit back and prepare to come back home as heroes.

Grandpa, Nats Mom and Nadia join forces to stop Yegor and the Russian plan as Apollo 11 hurtles closer and closer toward Earth. In a series of death-defying stunts, they crush the Russian threat. Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, the world still totally unaware of the three little flies on board who made it all possible. Returning as heroes, the three little flies share a slogan embraced by all: Adventure forever! Dreamers get swatted? Never!

At the end the real Buzz Aldrin appears on screen and briefly explains that no flies were on board during the real flight. [D-Man2010]

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Jeremy Burdek known as executive producer
  • Eric Dillens known as executive producer
  • Gina Gallo known as producer
  • Charlotte Huggins known as producer
  • Nadia Khamlichi known as executive producer
  • Mimi Maynard known as producer
  • Domonic Paris known as co-executive producer
  • Adrian Politowski known as executive producer
  • Ben Stassen known as co-executive producer
  • Caroline Van Iseghem known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Christopher Lloyd known as Amos (voice)
  • Kelly Ripa known as Nat's Mom (voice)
  • Nicollette Sheridan known as Nadia (voice)
  • Tim Curry known as Yegor (voice)
  • Trevor Gagnon known as Nat (voice)
  • Philip Bolden known as I.Q. (voice)
  • David Gore known as Scooter (voice)
  • Ed Begley Jr. known as Poopchev (voice)
  • Adrienne Barbeau known as Scooter's Mom (voice)
  • Robert Patrick known as Louie (voice)
  • Buzz Aldrin known as Himself
  • Sandy Simpson known as Commander Armstrong (voice)
  • Eddie Frierson known as Commander Aldrin (voice)
  • David Cowgill known as Commander Collins (voice)
  • Steve Kramer known as Leonide (voice)
  • Mimi Maynard known as I.Q.'s Mom (voice)
  • Lloyd Sherr known as Mission Control 1969 (voice)
  • Charlie Rocket known as Mission Control 1961 (voice)
  • Phil Proctor known as Senior Official (voice)
  • Nicholas Guest known as Fly Buddy #1 (voice)
  • Archie Hahn known as Fly Buddy #2 (voice)
  • Lynnanne Zager known as Fly at Launch (voice)
  • Scott Menville known as Butch (voice)
  • Michael McConnohie known as American Newscaster (voice)
  • Doug Stone known as Russian Announcer (voice)
  • Max Burkholder known as Mom's Maggot (voice)
  • Jessica Gee known as Maggot #1 (voice)
  • Mona Marshall known as Maggot #2 (voice)
  • Barbara Goodson known as Maggot #3 (voice)
  • Toby Stone known as Mosquito (voice)
  • James Frederick known as Housefly #1 (voice)
  • Jeffrey Braer known as Horse Fly #2 / Party Guests (voice)
  • Gregg Berger known as Pale Russian Flies (voice)
  • Sophie Simpson known as Katie (voice)
  • Lorraine Nicholson known as Katie (voice)
  • Auguste Paris known as Kid Fly at the Party (voice)
  • Neil Armstrong known as Himself
  • Sophie Simpson known as Polly
  • Cam Clarke known as Ray (voice) (uncredited)
  • Grant George known as Other Russian Fly (voice) (uncredited)
  • Gigi Perreau known as Amelia (voice) (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • nWave Pictures
  • Illuminata Pictures
  • uFilm

Other Companies:

  • Blink Entertainment  marketing and promotion
  • Dada Studios  music recording
  • Varèse Sarabande  soundtrack
  • uFund  funding

Distributors:

  • nWave Pictures (2008) (non-USA) (theatrical)
  • Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD) (2008) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Cascade Film (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Distribution Company (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Intersonic (2009) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • Intersonic (2009) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • K2 Communications (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Les Films Séville (2008) (Canada) (theatrical) (French Canada)
  • MK2 Diffusion (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • Momentum Pictures (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • RCV Film Distribution (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Sarai Inc. (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Summit Distribution (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Summit Entertainment (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • T-Joy (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Bazuca Films (2008) (Chile) (all media)
  • Bridge Entertainment Group (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Global Digital Creations Asset Management (2009) (China) (all media)
  • Kinowelt Home Entertainment (2011) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Paradox Entertainment Group (2008) (Canada) (DVD)
  • R Film (2008) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Seville Pictures (2008) (Canada) (all media)
  • Z@ppelin (2009) (Netherlands) (TV) (broadcast premiere)

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Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:
  • Meilhon Arnaud known as modeler
  • Aurelie Badin known as shading artist
  • Melanie Beisswenger known as senior animator
  • Frederic Cervini known as technical director: nWave Digital/Refractor
  • Nicolas Chombart known as lighting artist
  • Wim Coene known as generalist
  • Frederic Convert known as lighting technical director
  • Olivier De Cafmeyer known as fur and hair groom artist
  • Olivier De Cafmeyer known as shading artist
  • Nigel Denton-Howes known as texturing/shading supervisor
  • Julien Ducenne known as digital compositor
  • Seynaeve Emmanuel known as character finaling supervisor
  • Seynaeve Emmanuel known as rigging supervisor
  • Jérome Escobar known as visual effects supervisor
  • Roland Franck known as shading artist
  • Anthony Fristot known as lighting artist
  • Ryan Grobins known as senior lighter
  • Othman Haddi known as lighting/shading technical director
  • Mathias Lautour known as lighting supervisor
  • Mathias Lautour known as rendering supervisor
  • Etienne Marc known as lighting artist
  • John Martin known as rigging artist
  • Sebastien Potet known as rigger
  • Frederic Robert known as digital compositor
  • Frederic Robert known as modeling supervisor
  • Jesús Ruiz Torres known as senior animator
  • Rick Sander known as senior lighter
  • Jelle Van den Audenaeren known as lighting artist
  • Vincent Visca known as compositor
  • Vincent Visca known as pipeline engineer

Release Date:

  • Belgium 30 January 2008
  • Israel 7 August 2008
  • Canada 8 August 2008 (French speaking region)
  • USA 15 August 2008
  • Russia 21 August 2008
  • Brazil 31 August 2008 (Festival de Cinema Infantil)
  • Netherlands 4 September 2008
  • Turkey 5 September 2008
  • Ireland 3 October 2008
  • UK 3 October 2008
  • Brazil 4 October 2008 (Festival do Rio BR)
  • Brazil 10 October 2008
  • Poland 10 October 2008
  • Estonia 24 October 2008
  • Mexico 24 October 2008
  • France 29 October 2008
  • South Korea 30 October 2008
  • Iceland 7 November 2008
  • Greece 13 November 2008
  • Argentina 18 December 2008
  • Germany 18 December 2008
  • Finland 26 December 2008
  • Czech Republic 8 January 2009 (IMAX version)
  • Czech Republic 15 January 2009
  • Slovakia 15 January 2009
  • Philippines 28 January 2009 (IMAX version)
  • Peru 29 January 2009
  • Bulgaria 27 February 2009
  • Japan 28 March 2009
  • Ecuador 3 April 2009
  • Hungary 7 May 2009
  • Spain 8 May 2009
  • Portugal 21 May 2009
  • China 22 May 2009
  • Romania 22 May 2009
  • Norway 5 June 2009
  • Hong Kong 16 July 2009
  • Panama 4 September 2009

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    Honestly, I did have a feeling from the trailer that Fly Me to the Moonwasn't going to exactly my style. But I had the opportunity to see ittoday for free and I just wanted to give it a fair chance, I don't knowwhat's with this year, but it doesn't seem like all the animated filmsare gold, now we had WALL-E and Kung Fu Panda, that's about it when itcomes to the good animated films, but then we had Space Chimps and nowFly Me to the Moon that are just average. See, what bugs me is thatthis movie is just for kids, I think we should have those kind offilms, but this was semi-boring. The humor didn't even seem to exist,also flies are not cute or interesting to watch and just because a filmis made for 3-D doesn't make it a great film. I'm not trying to hate onthis film because the story is decent, it's just the way it's told thatmakes it a little dull.

    Nat, I.Q., and Scooter are young flies who are just day dreamers, butNat dreams of going to the moon one of these days. When he talks to hisadventurous grandfather, he decides to just go for it. He talks I.Q.and Scoother into it as well, they sneak onto the rocket ship that istaking Americans to the moon for the first time. But with the mothersfreaking out at home and Russian flies who can't stand the idea ofthese American flies getting the credit, it may not be a happy triphome.

    Fly Me to the Moon is alright for the kids under 7, that's it. Like Isaid, I think we should have movies that are aimed for kids only, butthis was just dull and didn't interest me. The humor is very tame andthe characters aren't the best to relate too. There are a couple ofnice things about the movie, like the animation is beautiful and thestory is fun. Even though 3-D doesn't make a movie wonderful, it doesmake it a lot of fun to watch and a lot more interesting to look at.Over all, I'd say to see this as a matinée if you want to see it on the3-D screen, otherwise, it's a rental, there's nothing special about it,but it's a nice movie.

    5/10

  2. sanjr1 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    "Fly Me To The Moon" has to be the worst animated film I've seen in aLONG TIME. That's saying something since I have taken my son to seeevery animated release for the last 4 years now. The story is to begenerous…trite. The voice acting is atrocious, Too cute sounding. Thehumor is of the Romper Room variety. The animation is passable for aNickolodeon type of cartoon but this is being released on the bigscreen not cable television.

    It gets a 2 only because of it's OK 3-D visuals. Some of the scenes hada mildly stimulating image but We've seen much better in the past. Ialso question the insistence of the filmmakers to have characters flyaway from the screen rather than into it in most of the scenes. Whilethat is interesting at first it became tiresome after the 3rd or 4thtime. It seemed to smack of indifference to me on the part of thecreators.

    I will say this though, It had a pretty cool soundtrack. And for therecord my son wasn't too crazy about it either. Bad movie.

  3. soger from Romania
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    It is pretty surreal what these flies can do… eh well… this is acartoon, so anything can happen in it.

    At first I must tell you that I love animated movies. Unfortunatelythis year's repertoire is very weak. This cartoon is nothing but a listof flaws:

    1) I quoted the tag line. It suggests that this movie has great 3Deffects. Well, I did not see any, at least not something special Inever saw before.

    2) The "flies" in this movie look nothing like real flies. At leastthey could've make them black. But cyan flies, seriously? With giantheads and slim torsos?

    3) The story. I guess it was written for 6 year old kids. I could tellit in two sentences it is so over simplified.

    4) Excessive patriotism. For example: "They are American files afterall!" Oh, give me a break.

  4. breklor from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    Okay, so, someone, somewhere, a few years ago, thought it would be agood idea to make a 3D IMAX movie about some flies stowing away aboardthe Apollo 11 and going to the moon. So they did. Someone, somewhere,was an idiot.

    I want to give the artists props for doing their homework on thehardware. As far as I can tell, the rockets and the launch hardwarewere bang on. The graphics in general were pretty good – the rocketlaunch gave me chills, like a good rocket launch always does (myPopular Mechanics flying-car gearhead blood still runs strong) and the3D was pretty effective. The CG wasn't Pixar-quality, but it wasgenerally good. The flies were kinda mediocre anthropomorphics, withsome half-assed late-60s characters thrown in for colour (hippie flies,African-American flies with giant afros and black shades, etc.) and themaggots looked more like grubs with human baby heads (although theymade suitably gross squelching noises).

    The scriptwriters certainly did not do their homework, relying onoffensive and outdated clichés (60s gender politics includingmostly-useless female characters, racial stereotypes, evil Russians, afat fly who only wants to eat, grade-two level gross-out humour). In amovie aimed for IMAX, they blew a wonderful opportunity to sneak insome educational content about physics and space travel – they didn'tget their physics right (zero-g in the Lunar Module during landingburn? PLEASE.) They couldn't even be bothered to read the originalradio transcripts between Houston and the astronauts, all of which isin the public domain; instead they wrote their own dialogue, whichsounds like crap.

    But we liked the maggots.

    So they get a point and a half for rockets and maggots. Uh, yay. 1.5/5.

  5. vinov1260 from Indiana
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    While the 3-D animation (the highlight of the show) did it's job well,most other elements fell flat. It was as though the filmmakers thought"well, it's gonna be 3-D so we don't have to work that hard on the plotor character development." And the fact that it's a children's movie isabsolutely no excuse. The public is drawn to three dimensionalcharacters (Shrek, Nemo's Dad) just as much as they are drawn to threedimensional graphics. The only dimension any of the main charactersshowed was two dimensional Scooter who twists the plot from time totime with his compulsion to eat everything in sight.

    And the absolute kicker? Buzz Aldrin's appearance at the very end(after watching a very robotic cartoon version of the same historicalfigure for an hour and half) comes on the screen and ruins everyone'sgood time by calling the film's main characters "contaminants" andannouncing that the situation put forth on screen was actually animpossibility.

    ???!!!??? Did you just wanna tell the kids the Easter Bunny and SantaClaus don't exist while you're at it?

  6. hebko from Hollywood
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    I saw this 3-D cgi IMAX film last weekend. It is not the best animatedfilm I've seen lately. The character design wasn't great, the story istoo simple and for little kids, the villains are dismissible and theoutcome is predictable. It does have some really great lookingbackgrounds but the animation and the staging is pretty weak. But theeffect of 3-D IMAX made the film really fun to watch. Experiencing theoriginal moon landing was exciting again and the theater which was fullof kids and adults was totally entranced. I wish they were laughingmore or cared more for the characters but it is worth going to an IMAXtheater to watch a cgi film that was made for 3-D.

  7. wonkakid91 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    When I saw this trailer on TV I was surprised. In May of 2008 I was atSix Flags in New Jersey and this was showing at a 4-D attraction (youknow, the attraction that the seats move). I take it that the version Isaw was a shortened version (15 min.) and also re-created to add themotion effects. It was a cute movie… but that was it. It waseducational and told about the first mission but the ending of a CGIspacewalk seemed a bit…well…trite. I was not a big fan of the moviebut i would recommend this movie for any parent wanting to inform theirchildren in a fun way about the first moonwalk. I will say, thecharacter actors were well selected and the characters themselves werecute. So all-in-all, I would say, if you want to bring the youngerkids… go for it. But if you are wanting to take your older kids, takethem to another movie… they will thank you.

  8. kosmasp
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    There are movies that only (or more likely) work when you watch themwith children. Or with your inner child being on. This is no Pixar andnowhere near it of course. But it's still a nice little movie, thatsucceeds in letting us into a world where flies can be heroes. Ofcourse no kid will want their parents to buy them flies after that …And of course, the flies do not look anything like real flies. Thereare quite a few animated movies out there, where science was thrown outfor fantasy … same happens here.

    The 3-D is decent enough, but it's more the dialogue and the charactersthat might convince to watch this and like it. On the other hand, I cansee that some people will find it "too patriotic". But I do think, thatit plays clever on the whole old rivalry, the two (former) mostpowerful countries had. If you can handle the cynic in you, you willactually enjoy this

  9. Jamie Ward from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    The 3D animated film is certainly not a new idea, and while the extentof applying real 3D through the use of glasses dates back to before ToyStory graced our screens, the technology has been somewhat underused.This is no coincidence however, as most will agree that with 3Dglasses, along comes gimmick at the expense of story or narration. Flyme to the Moon certainly doesn't do much to shun away such allegations,as the experience is essentially a lame excuse to try out some reallynice looking 3D effects and animation, but it is this impressiveaesthetic that gives the film life that it would never have had before.Through this extra dimension the movie achieves a sense of compulsionwith the viewer, engaging on a level only touched on by the greatest ofcinematographers; Fly me to the Moon certainly feels like a trip intoouter space, and on this basis alone should you decide whether or notto give this one a try.

    Outside of the obvious sensory appeals of the film, the remainder ofthe much more standard and straight forward elements of film-making aredull and uninteresting in comparison. The story, which follows a trioof youngster fleas as they go on a brave adventure into space throughmeans of hitchhiking in astronauts helmets, has its wonderful momentswhich will be sure to resonate with anyone interested in space travel.Although once again, without the punctuation of the wonderfullyanimated environments and smooth, crisp character designs, such momentswould probably be fruitless; a little like watching a grainy, black andwhite version of 2001 with the sound switched off on the ten inchdisplay. Nevertheless, the characters, although extremely standard farefor children's movies, provide adequate motive for the film to moveforward and keep exploring all the images of space that lie ahead. Theadventure is nonsensical, overly contrived and more than predictable,but for children at least, it will provide some entertainment. For theadults, it's all really just a timid excuse to watch all the glitterfly around on screen.

    Where the film begins to lag behind however lies in the tacked onsubplot involving some seedy Russian antagonists out to blow themoon-mission out of sheer jealousy. Although the depictions of Russiaat the time is a little distasteful, lacking the needed comical edge towin over the audience in regards to their obviously caricature nature,this isn't the major flaw inherent to the development. Instead ratherit is simply that it lacks any real coherency and fails to establishany sense of relevant link to the much more engaging main plot. Plus,taking place largely inside the brown hues of wherever these fleaslive, and lacking any real amusing characters outside of ex-adventurerGrandpa, the segments which are spliced in between all the adventureand action feel perfunctory for the sake of maintaining standardstructure expected of the genre and all the more uninteresting as aresult.

    In the end, whether or not you will enjoy Fly Me to the Moon depends ontwo factors: what age you are and what your disposition is in regardsto 3D movies. While it would help to be under your teens and be fond ofthe three-dimensional gimmick, there are nevertheless other areas inwhich the movie can please. The main focus being that of spaceexploration and living out your dreams at the cost of risking yournormal, everyday life is always playing out in the subtext of the film,but its presence is palpable enough to warrant engagement with all thatis going on behind the fancy effects. Sure enough with such films asSpace Chimps and big-shot WALL-E not long behind cinema goer's minds,it would be hard to justify another trip into space without having someserious backing from other elements within the film. In this respect,Fly Me to the Moon too often fails. With an overly formulaic script,flat character development and some spotty plotting, the feature doeslittle to convince you that it is anything but a treat for the eyes. Sounless you really enjoy your animated-children's-3D-space movies, Iwouldn't necessarily recommend this, but there is still fun to be hadhere for those who are.

    – A review by Jamie Robert Ward (http://www.invocus.net)

  10. RichardSRussell-1 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 10:03 pm

    1st the good news. The 3-D is spectacularly well done, and they don'tgo for the gotcha gimmicks. The film is based on the true story of thehigh point in human history, and even features one of the actualparticipants in that story: Buzz Aldrin.

    And now the meat of the matter: It's about FLIES, for krissakes! Flieswith big, googy human eyes, true, but flies nonetheless. Remember whenI likened the "Underworld" movies to rats vs. cockroaches? That wasn'tintended as praise, and I never dreamed anyone would take it literally.This one's got even less empathy going for it. Baby maggots? Ugh. Inone of those odd confluences of Hollywood groupthink, this flik wasevidently on the drawing boards at the same time as "Space Chimps",also about critters in space.

    Go rent "Apollo 13" and see a 9-rated movie about the REAL spaceprogram (RIP).

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