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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