It's an enjoyably ridiculous romp with far-fetched action for the kids and a few deranged gags for the grown-ups.
Now 17, Sean (Hutcherson) has intercepted a broadcast from his Vernian adventurer grandfather (Caine). He begrudgingly lets his stepdad Hank (Johnson) help decode the message, which says that Verne's Mysterious Island really exists, and that it's the same island from Stevenson's Treasure Island and Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Sean is determined to see it, so Hank accompanies him to Palau, where they rent a helicopter piloted by the goofy Gabato (Guzman) and his hot daughter Kailani (Hudgens). But after they find the amazing island, they discover that it's about to sink.
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An intrepid trio of flies -- the corpulent Scooter, brainy IQ, and daring daydreamer Nat -- have longed to be part of some real life adventure. Spurred on by Nat's daredevil Grandpa (Christopher Lloyd) who claims to have accompanied Amelia Earhart on her Trans-Atlantic flight, they decide to stowaway on the upcoming Moon Mission. When the Russian flies find out that there are American insects onboard, they send operative Yegor (Tim Curry) to sabotage the flight. It will be a race between freedom and the forces of evil to ensure the USA places the first men -- and pests -- on the lunar surface.
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Charlotte Huggins and Directors Guild Of America Sunday 3rd August 2008 The Los Angeles premiere of 'Fly me to the Moon' at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood - Arrivals Los Angeles, California
The best reason to see most IMAX films, especially the 3D variety, is to ooh and ahh at the giant screen antics. Through the clouded lenses of the bulky IMAX visor, tree limbs will jut out into your face, demons will fly straight into your body, and you'll even feel like you're peering precariously over the edge of the castle's gargoyle-dotted rooftop. Even if the film's CG animation is obvious from the beginning, it comes off looking much like an elaborate video game, and is far less bothersome than some of the film's most ridiculous element: story.
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