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Fly Me to The Moon

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Fly Me to The Moon

Fly Me to The Moon

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
85 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/15/08
performer:
Buzz Aldrin, Kelly Ripa, Christopher Lloyd
director:
Ben Stassen
author:
Domonic Paris
genre:
Animation

We gave it a B-

The 3-D animation work in Fly Me to The Moon is brisk and sweet, even if the script veers toward fussy and lame in this tot-level retelling of the historic 1969 Apollo 11 moon mission. The focus isn’t on the human astronauts and their giant leap for mankind, but on three fictional, boy-like houseflies who, in the name of adventure, hitched a ride in the spacecraft. It’s a kick to see actual moonwalker Buzz Aldrin at the end, but must he really assure kids that the spacecraft was, in fact, free of contaminants? Oh, phooey on pedants. B-