October 3, 2008
Movie Fails to Take Off
FLY ME TO THE MOON
(U, 84 mins) Family/Comedy. Featuring the voices of Trevor Gagnon, David Gore, Philip Daniel Bolden, Kelly Ripa*****
SPACE, the final frontier.These are the voyages of the Musca domestica (the common housefly to you and me).
Their mission: To blandly go where three chimps went just two months ago in the first computer-animated feature film designed, created and produced exclusively for 3D projection.
Fly Me To The Moon re-imagines one of the proudest moments in modern American history - the Apollo 11 space flight - through the eyes of three insects with a proboscis for trouble.
Director Ben Stassen and his team employ the 3D technology to jaw- dropping effect, taking us on an incredible journey with the tiny flies as they swoop through gargantuan blades of grass or buzz around discarded toys.
The blast-off from the Kennedy Space Center is a particular highlight.
But screenwriter Domonic Paris follows the example of his winged protagonists and collects rotten one-liners from the recycling bin, regurgitating these pungent morsels again and again.
NO SWEARING, NO SEX, NO VIOLENCE Rating: 4/10
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