friends won't let friends see... fly me to the moon

Two posts on the same feature, in the same day. Not my usual M.O., but this festering turd couldn't be ignored. A big thank you to Fletch for tipping me off on this stunner, coming to a not-so-discriminating theater near you this August. The premise: three flies become stowaways on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. *Yawn* Oh, sorry.

Among the myriad reasons you should skip this one:
  1. As many have noted, the three flies seem to be Alvin and the Chipmunks reincarnated, complete with Simon's round glasses. People, the actual Alvin and the Chipmunks movie sucked donkey balls. What makes you think a ripoff of our favorite trio of singing rodents will do any better?
  2. The dialogue is atrocious. It seems aimed at your average six-year-old. Simple sentences. Formulaic "hooray!" reactions. Nothing stimulating whatsoever. (I've got nothing against six-year-olds, but the best animated films appeal to all members of the audience.)
  3. The quality of the animation...well, is it just me, or did I see this stuff on a straight-to-video release that came free with a Pizza Hut Pepperoni Lovers', circa 1999?
  4. It's showing only in 3D. That's going to set you back about $15, folks. Don't do it.
Here's the trailer:

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7 Response to "friends won't let friends see... fly me to the moon"

  1. WaywardJam says:
    July 10, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Wow...and I thought Beverly Hills Chihuahua looked bad. There are no words. Reminds me of Happily N'ever After *shudder*

  2. Nayana Anthony says:
    July 10, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Ooh, good one! I'm already entirely sick of that trailer.

  3. Nayana Anthony says:
    July 10, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Ugh. 10 minutes after your comment, and that song is still marching through my brain. "Ooooh, chihuahua." Thanks so much.

  4. WaywardJam says:
    July 10, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    I'm sorry. If it helps, I can't stop seeing that obnoxious grinning CGI mutt in my head since I said it.

    I saw BHC in front of Wall-E, people actually laughed aloud while I wondered how many brain cells I had just lost. The world is a scary place.

  5. Daniel G. says:
    July 10, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    I saw again, but the children - think about the children...

  6. Daniel G. says:
    July 10, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    say, not saw

  7. Nayana Anthony says:
    July 10, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    "Ooh, Daddy, I wanna see THAT!!!" the urchins screech every time the trailer comes on. It makes my teeth hurt.

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