Fly Me to the Moon (U)

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Time Out says

Mon Sep 22 2008

According to the blurb, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ is ‘the first computer-animated film designed, created and produced… exclusively for the 3D experience’. Whether it looks any better than a 2D-to-3D transfer like ‘Meet the Robinsons’ is a moot point, but there are a few sequences here that use the third dimension to dazzling effect.

Nat, IQ and Scooter are houseflies with a mission: to hitch a ride to the moon with the Apollo 11 space team. Once in orbit, they solve a technical glitch while Nat’s grandpa averts disaster in mission control by thwarting the plans of a Russian infiltrator, Yegor. It’s very superficial but endurable in the main, even though it can’t resist that old chestnut of painting the Russians as baddies. And while it may not teach sprogs anything about insects – these ones have human eyes and four limbs – director Ben Stassen has made a fair fist of portraying the Apollo mission with some accuracy.
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U

UK release:

Fri Oct 3, 2008

Duration:

84 mins

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Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD Show map/details

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    Science Museum IMAX 3D Exhibition Rd
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DD

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        South Kensington
        London
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Kayleigh Hutchinson

A funny and heart warming movie which is amazing for kids. After watching this at a 11th birthday party in 3D I found that children that age and much younger really enjoy this film. When I saw it for the first time I thought it had some spectacular scenes in 3D but many not worth it and I enjoyed this movie. This is a movie which inspire my children to become more determined. This is a film the whole family can laugh at and enjoy. Fly me to the moon gets a 4 star rating in 3D and a 3 star rating in 2D from me. You have to see it in the 3rd dimension.

Kayleigh Hutchinson

A funny and heart warming movie which is amazing for kids. After watching this at a 11th birthday party in 3D I found that children that age and much younger really enjoy this film. When I saw it for the first time I thought it had some spectacular scenes in 3D but many not worth it and I enjoyed this movie. This is a movie which inspire my children to become more determined. This is a film the whole family can laugh at and enjoy. Fly me to the moon gets a 4 star rating in 3D and a 3 star rating in 2D from me.

Suriel Yofila

I just saw the DVD today with some young kids and they loved it, all the way. It's funny, it's entertaining and it's beautiful. And top notch animation, still ahead of some 3D-cartoon movies dumped by the big studios today. And, by the way, no matter how many times you play the Blue Danube, it remains still splendid music. The kids hear if for the first time anyway. If the reuse of classics bothers you, then why would anyone still want to see a Sherlock Holmes movie, or James Bond?

Suriel Yofila

I just saw the DVD today with some young kids and they loved it, all the way. It's funny, it's entertaining and it's beautiful. And top notch animation, still ahead of some 3D-cartoon movies dumped by the big studios today. And, by the way, no matter how many times you play the Blue Danube, it remains still splendid music. The kids hear if for the first time anyway. If the reuse of classics bothers you, then why would anyone still want to see a Sherlock Holmes movie, or James Bond?

JR

I found Fly Me to the Moon delightful. The animation was much supieror to, say, The Simpsons, SpongeBob, & most all animated shows I've seen recently aside from Disney/Pixar products. The story had a destination and a history to carry the three main characters through their adventure (with the encouragement and storytelling of Christopher Lloyd. I say - WELL DONE!

multitasker

STUNNING BUT WORRYING Amazing 3D effects and rocket/space details, and a great way for little people to get an idea of how the Apollo 11 worked BUT . . . I agree that the sexism is disappointing, and would add that one of the 3 main characters is obese. He spends his time eating or thinking about food, whilst being nagged constantly about going on a diet. It seemed like the perfect medium to trigger bullying of fat kids or worse still to contribute to anorexic tendencies.

Rob

Great fun: brings back memories of the moon landings. Trouble with 3D films so far is constant tension between telling a story & 'look WOW it's in 3D' type showing off. This one works: rocket launches & space do look good in 3D & the astronaut's-eye-view of the lunar module door opening onto the moonscape is particularly affecting. Could have done without the sexism (most of the female characters do little except faint) and the ludicrous anti Soviet subplot.