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Fly Me to the Moon (2008)



Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 81
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 66

Flatly animated and indifferently scripted, Fly Me To the Moon offers little for audiences not comprised of very young children.


Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 20

Flatly animated and indifferently scripted, Fly Me To the Moon offers little for audiences not comprised of very young children.



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Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, and Tim Curry lend their voices to director Ben Stassen's (Haunted Castle and Encounter in the Third Dimension) animatedchildren's fantasy about three preteen flies who hitch a ride into space on the Apollo 11 moon mission. The year is 1969, and Americans all across the country are buzzing about the first manned mission to the moon. Even the insects aren't immune to the excitement, as evidenced by the enthusiasm of adolescent flies Nat (voice

Dec 2, 2008


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All Critics (84) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (66)

It's clear that animators can now achieve levels of visual depth that were previously impossible.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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As for the space stuff, well, George Lucas need not lose any sleep.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A tougher endurance test than anything NASA could cook up.

October 18, 2008
Miami Herald
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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.

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Fly Me to the Moon bills itself as the first animated feature created expressly for 3-D. Too bad it wasn't created expressly for, you know, pleasure or art.

August 19, 2008
New York Times
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You can skip it in all three dimensions.

August 18, 2008
Ebert & Roeper
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It is a family story meant for younger viewers, and passes by without too much effort.

August 30, 2011 Full Review Source: The National
The National

Without much else beyond its 3-D design going for it, this adventure grows old very fast.

February 10, 2009 Full Review Source:

sti molis 85lepti diarkeia tis, na einai peripoy misi ora poly megali ki allo toso aneyri, kai s' olo to ypoloipo tis na dikaiologei tin yparksi tis se aithoysa mono os oriaka asteia, haritomeni, i diaskedastiki entelos paidika kai meta bias aksiologi na

November 14, 2008 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

One of the strangest misfires in recent animation history.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

No amount of fiddling with funny glasses in the theatre will keep you from noticing a weak storyline.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Unfortunately, the flies aren't so compelling.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Fine family entertainment with a particularly strong message for the small fry.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

G-rated, 3D animated adventure of three plucky young flies who hitch a ride on Apollo 11 plods rather than soars. And maggots with faces aren't cute.

October 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Despite some astonishing visual sequences, a flimsy script and frankly awful character design ground this film before it can blast off.

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Without the special effects, this would be a routine and occasionally dull adventure, but the 3D animation is simply astonishing and the film is worth seeing for that alone.

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

The result is only just worth 90 minutes of anybody's time, and has Buzz Aldrin appearing at the end to assure everyone that none of it was remotely possible. Surprise, surprise!

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

This 3D animation about a trio of pesky houseflies hitching a ride on Apollo 11 will give you a buzz only if you've missed the last 15 years of superior animations.

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Independent

If 3D is going to make a giant leap, it requires a more exciting movie than this.

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

Cheap and cheerless, it all resembles a supermarket own-brand version of similar but much superior fare such as A Bug's Life, making you wish for a plague of spiders to put them out of their - and our - misery.

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

This witless 3D animated feature tries its best but never achieves lift-off.

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Yet there's still enough to hold the attention - the actual Apollo equipment has the ring of authenticity - and it's worth taking the trip just to gawp at the sheer beauty of the programmer's art.

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Very boring and earthbound entertainment for the children.

October 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Audience Reviews for Fly Me to the Moon

Its not one of the worst animated movies ive seen but it was stupid
January 2, 2011
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Cute movie.
June 18, 2009

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