Fly Me to the Moon Reviews
If 3D wants to make a giant leap it deserves much better then this. The animation may be nice but other then that the jokes are crap and there's nothing else to recommend it. Not even Christopher Lloyd or Tim Curry can help.
Three young flies who live their lives through delusions of adventure always follow their family model of live life through a series of adventures. The flies try to outdo their rivals by stowing away on the Apollo 13 mission to the moon. They accomplish their goal but once on the craft, they're discovered. They will be the targets of the spacemen on their journey who hope to to try and prevent contamination.
"Never turn down free mold."
Ben Stassen, director of A Turtles Tale 1 & 2, Thunder and the House of Magic, and African Safari, delivers Fly Me to the Moon. The storyline for this picture is okay and fun to watch unfold similar to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The animation style was higher quality than I anticipated. The voices were also okay and includes Kelly Ripa, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Trevor Gagnon, Philip Bolden, and Robert Patrick.
"Oh my Lord of the Flies."
I came across this film while scrolling through kids films on Netflix. We grabbed it and added it to our wish list and caught it just after the holiday seasons. We found the animation style beautiful and was entertained all the way through. The film is very entertaining and fun to view but isn't worth adding to your DVD collection.
"They're taking us on a big adventure."
The first thing you notice is the animation of the film. I found it done very well done. The scenery had depth to it, as things in the distance actually looked like they were behind the focus of the scenes. I didn't see the movie in 3-D, as it was broadcast on HBO. However, I could see that there really wasn't any scenes which took advantage of the 3-D effects except a fight between characters near the end. I also wasn't really impressed with the design of the characters. To me, they didn't look like anything resembling a fly, especially in the coloring. The flies were an unusual blue-gray that was kind of distracting to me.
The performances from the cast was not bad, but it wasn't good either. There were many times I focused more on my computer than the story. The writing was certainly written for a younger audience, with comedic moments that will make younger kids laugh. I saw nothing for adults, like jokes that they'll get the punchline for the adults to understand the meaning.
History was not followed in this film. In fact, I think it was completely ignored, as the main focus was the flies. I also hated when a well known astronaut popped up on the screen and explained that the stories about the flies in the film was a work of fiction, and no flies were on Apollo 11. I did like how he thanked the men and women who sacrificed their lives for space exploration though.
If you are an adult, this is not for you. It was not made for the entire family. This is certainly just for kids. But, save this one for a rainy day.