'Fly Me to the Moon' a disappointing yarn

Director: Ben Stassen

Cast (Voices): Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Ed Bagley Jnr, Nicolette Sheridan

Cert: PG

Flies need a really, really good PR campaign. Life isn’t great when you’re a fly … rolled newspaper at 12 o’clock!

So somebody decided to cast a couple of flies as the heroes of an animated film. Er, they’re flies, and flies just aren’t cute.

The flies here do manage to make cinema history since this is the first animated film made in 3D, which turns out to be even more disconcerting: flies in 3D!

OK, enough with the flies, who in this disappointing yarn stow away on board Apollo 11 for a trip to the Moon.

It’s a film that could have been so much better but it’s a massive let-down because it’s a constant strain to actually like our little chappies.

It’s not a film – like so many other recent animated offerings – for adults since there is no wit or sophistication in the script, and the kiddies won’t be enraptured by what’s going on either.

We’ve had films that brought us loveable ants and various other creepy-crawlies … but spare a thought, while you reach for the spray, for flies, still waiting for their big screen arrival.

Star Rating: 2/5

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