Fly Me to The Moon 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… Fly Me to The Moon 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… 2008-08-15 G PT85M Animation Buzz Aldrin Kelly Ripa Christopher Lloyd Summit Entertainment
Movie Review

Fly Me to The Moon (2008)

MPAA Rating: G
Fly Me to The Moon | UP, UP, AND AWAY : Kelly Ripa and Buzz Aldrin voice the bugs in Fly Me to The Moon
UP, UP, AND AWAY: Kelly Ripa and Buzz Aldrin voice the bugs in Fly Me to The Moon
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 15, 2008; Rated: G; Length: 85 Minutes; Genre: Animation; With: Buzz Aldrin and Kelly Ripa; Distributor: Summit Entertainment

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-

Originally posted Aug 15, 2008 Published in issue #1007-1008 Aug 22, 2008 Order article reprints