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Summer is almost over. Some of you have already sent kids off to school or are gearing up for another year of homeschooling. Amanda returns to school on Wednesday, so the end of summer is right around the corner for me. It’s put me in a reflective mood. I just did a personal end-of-summer evaluation on my blog. Do you do that? Look back and take stock of how things went?
There are some stand-out memories, including being able to take the kids to our first movie premiere of Fly Me to the Moon in 3-D. It released on August 15, and is still playing in theaters. It’s the first animated movie created in 3-D, and is only showing in 3-D (unlike some films that you can see in a 3-D or regular theater).
When we were at the Museum of Science in Boston, I noticed that the space part of the movie was showing in their digital OMNI theater, and a friend of mine has seen that same snippet at an amusement park.
The 3-D effects were cool, especially the scenes in space and on the moon, but the movie plot is strong as well. The story appeals to kids and parents alike, exploring the themes of bravery and independence. There’s enough of a story to hold the interest of the parents, yet not too much to lose the kids’ interest (it was enjoyed equally by my four-year-old son and my daughter who is almost 10). The realistic backdrop of the first moon-walking expedition, including the voice talents of Buzz Aldrin himself, gives an educational and historical layer that I enjoyed as well.
I also appreciate the G rating. They decided to keep it clean, forgoing the crude humor and borderline language that earns many kids’ movies a PG rating.
If you are looking for a fun family outing to round out your summer, I recommend taking the opportunity to see Fly Me to the Moon in 3-D at the movie theater. The movie website offers a great overview of what the movie is about and a look at the awesome animation work.
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