Fly Me to the Moon
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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 of Trevor Gagnon), IQ (voice of Philip Daniel Bolden), and Scooter (voice of David Gore).… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's clear that animators can now achieve levels of visual depth that were previously impossible."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"It is a family story meant for younger viewers, and passes by without too much effort."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"One of the strangest misfires in recent animation history."
‑ Brent Simon, Screen International
"Fine family entertainment with a particularly strong message for the small fry."
‑ Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine
"As for the space stuff, well, George Lucas need not lose any sleep."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Without much else beyond its 3-D design going for it, this adventure grows old very fast."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"No amount of fiddling with funny glasses in the theatre will keep you from noticing a weak storyline."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"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."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"A tougher endurance test than anything NASA could cook up."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"You can skip it in all three dimensions."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Unfortunately, the flies aren't so compelling."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Despite some astonishing visual sequences, a flimsy script and frankly awful character design ground this film before it can blast off."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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