Believing is Everything
A girl builds a rocket to travel to the moon in hopes of meeting the legendary Moon Goddess.
A girl builds a rocket to travel to the moon in hopes of meeting the legendary Moon Goddess.
Cathy Ang Phillipa Soo Robert G. Chiu Ken Jeong John Cho Sandra Oh Ruthie Ann Miles Margaret Cho Kimiko Glenn Artt Butler Irene Tsu Clem Cheung Conrad Ricamora Brittany Ishibashi Janice Kawaye Trisha Vo Brycen Taylor Hall Edie Ichioka Glen Keane James Taku Leung Greg Watanabe Elizabeth Pan Josiah D. Lee Lucy Lin David Chen Meilee Condron Ewan Chung Isabella Abiera Jeremy Bowker Show All…
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Animated films hit the hardest when it tackles grief and loneliness, and this one is no different. Over the Moon is an animated musical film that tells the story of a girl named Fei Fei, who used her wits and passion to build a rocket ship, in order to meet the moon goddess, Chang’e. Losing a loved one is a concept that everyone struggles or will struggle at some point and losing that loved one at such a young age can tremendously impact one’s future. The topics of grief and reluctance to change are concepts that are nothing new, especially to animated films, as films like Up (2009) and Inside Out (2015) embed themselves to our minds, by showing the…
As a kid I always dreamt of being an astronaut and climbing my own rocket till my dad crushed my dreams. So this hits too close home for me to love💀
Call me miss petty. Thanks dad🖕🏻
Over the moon has a heartwarming story that can be so comforting when you’re feeling lost, it deals with grief and loneliness is such a personal way. what stood out to me was how impactful this movie will be for young chinese kids watching it. it depicted chinese culture and chinese people so beautifully. this film would’ve made my world when i was a young chinese girl growing up in america, i got emotional watching it thinking of how many young chinese kids watching it see their culture as something so meaningful and beautiful and not something weird or odd. love the casting choices for the voices of each character and the songs were modern musical/pop-edm which i think matched the overall essence of the film very well. my new go to comfort movie. (this is super biased as well lol)
cant believe they faked the moon landing just so we wouldn't see the pop girl living in there
When did American kids movies become so preoccupied with death? When did being a beloved relative in a colorful animated children’s adventure become as much of a death sentence as being a teenager in a “Final Destination” film? Loss and the lessons that come with it are somewhat foundational to a genre that’s still associated with the likes of “Bambi” and — more recently — “The Lion King,” but over the last few years it’s started to feel as if feature-length cartoons have embraced their function as surrogate grieving counselors for young people who need a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.
This is not a complaint: As someone raised on the grief-adjacent “My Neighbor Totoro” (and…
Everything was fine and I enjoyed this quite a bit until this annoying green blob appeared and ruined everything...
The main reason I watched the film was ultimately because of Phillipa Soo and Sandra Oh (whose songs and screen time did not disappoint)…and my four-year-old niece who forced me to watch it with her. It turns out that it isn’t half as bad as the trailer makes it out to be.
I love how beautiful animation films are turning out this century, and how they explore themes in such a way that children are able to understand and appreciate. Over the Moon's animation is superb and visually stunning. There is no disappointment there at all, yet I feel like the many extra characters added during the second half (such as the biker chicks) were so random and only…
This is the type of film where, for me, the songs get in the way. And there are an enormous amount of them in here.
Over the Moon has a big heart and that's where its strength lies. It's a tender, at points heartwarming, story that takes a while to get going, but when it does there is a lot to like.
I was especially pleasantly surprised by the quality of the animations, particularly in the sequences on the moon. They are really vibrant and off-beat enough for this film to be its own thing.
For the better part that is, because it leans (perhaps too) heavily on the formula these films apparently need to follow. You know you're in…
Hey so have you watched a Disney or Pixar movie? This is clearly trying to go for that style in terms of storytelling but it falls completely flat. It’s a shame too cause pretty much everything besides the writing and music is pretty good.
The animation is kind of mixed for me. Most of the time the scenes felt vibrant and full of life but I almost think they took it too far. Sometimes the colors will just be so incredibly bright that it becomes almost distracting. There’s this particular scene with the main character and this space dog on this flying frog thing. They’re telling each other things and the colors are all sort of toned down so that…
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Well, Over the Moon was a nice little surprise. This American-Chinese computer-animated musical/adventure film directed by Glen Keane and stars the voice talents of Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Margaret Cho, and Sandra Oh.
You’d think that by October an animated film would have come out to rival Pixar’s crown. Yet, from what I’ve seen very few have come close this year. Could Over the Moon be that film to rival this years Onward? Well to begin with, It’s undeniable that the colourful animation mixed with the occasional brilliant song is what makes it as good as it is, but the true highlight of the film is the brilliant score by…
My most anticipated film of the month, Netflix finally released over the moon to the public and while I can safely say it's not any sort of masterpiece, I pretty much loved every moment. The film feels truest in its moments of character with the naive young girl grieving - and subsequently searching - for her mother, and is strongest in its early moments of family life and everyday youthful innocence. Even when it treads ground far less than what one could conscionably call "original," it achieves it with such visual flair and straightforwardness that it's always a treat for the senses if not the mind.
The inconsistency of the soundtrack - a 'How Far I'll Go' style anthem followed…
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Spectacular animation, unbearable songs.
a very nice movie about culture and family and losing and loving. the character design is really pretty and i especially loved the way chang’e looked in the reunion and grief scenes. gobi is good. jade reminded me of the rabbit from winnie the pooh. i miss eating mooncakes. the chamber of exquisite sadness scene made me cry cause it made me think about myself and the way i still am coping with grief ☹️
I must admit that it was visually stunning, and that does count for something.
It’s a kids movie.
Over the Moon is an animated musical that is directed by Glen Keane and released in 2020 on Netflix. This is a fantasy family film that many compared to the Disney films and it was pretty good and is up there with lots of them, but instead of Disney, it is made by Netflix, which included some Disney people working on the film.
The film has a great voice cast as it features Cathy Ang as Fei Fei who is the main character and she was great as she leads us on this adventure. The other characters were good but the one that stood out was Ken Jeong as he voices a character in the film and honestly steals the…
im not mentally stable enough rn for this good god 😭
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I wanted this film to hit me the way Coco always does. It just doesn't. This film has a few undeniably beautiful scenes. It's pretty creative and no scene is actually bad in it. Chang'e is designed to look amazing in every shot. I need that to be clear because everything else I'm about to say is negative.
This film doesn't have pacing or structure. It just throws a bunch of ideas on the board and hopes some of it sticks. There's too many characters and it just never really finds a way to balance them all in a satisfying way.
This movie tries to do the thing with a bunch of luminescent brightly colored objects to create a sense…
It feels extremely Disney inspired by all the songs, the general story beats and overall spirit but it does stand out on its own right. The characters are pretty likeable and even what I thought would be ak extremely annoying character ended up being such a massive highlight, at least for me anyway.
Also, in terms of animation it's absolutely stunning how fluid, clean and gorgeous everything is.
Over The Moon it's not flawless nor terribly original and at some points I'd say it suffers form the too many songs syndrome, but it has its heart in the right place, it tells a good story, it's funny and has gorgeous animation, so yeah, check it out if you're interested.
I wanted to love this. The first 20 minutes were amazing, and then...I think they tried to cover too much for the 90-minute runtime and intended audience of children. BUT the animation is gorgeous, and here are some very specific things I appreciated about the film:
-Bungee the mythical energizer bunny
-Chinese moon mythology/influence (I know that is not specific but I loved it all)
-moon goddess aesthetic, even though it was like a Lego Movie 2 Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi dance mob for way too much of the time
-“ping pong poo” as an insult
-the sass of the aunties
-gorgeous delicious looking food
-how fireworks launched the rocket
-the attention to detail regarding things like taking photos (they said the right Mandarin word!) and school uniforms
-the Georges Melies/A Trip to the Moon nod that was thrown in for the pure delight of film snobs I mean adults
-the sincere earnestness of the stepmom and little stepbrother
The animation of this film is so great. The colors are absolutely mesmerizing. A great film for children and adults. The voice actors were all superb. The lead, Cathy Ang, has big things coming her way, she is talented. The movie was fun and had some emotional moments in it. The gut punch moments could have been a little stronger, but this is for kids, so it's fine. The story is really well done overall and something that a lot of people can relate to.
My only criticism is that the songs could've been stronger. The singing was phenomenal but the lyrics and writing left something to be desired. However, Ultraluminary is an absolute bop though.
The big thing here is representation with an all Asian cast. We need to continue to grow representation in the film industry. Give kids people that look like them in film and animation. It's so important.
Let's be honest, if Ultraluminary had been released by Dua Lipa or Rina Sawayama, you guys would be eating it UP.
I really wanted to like this more than I did. It was just trying a little too hard. I'm really conflicted because all of my favorite aspects had certain parts I really disliked. Phillipa Soo is undoubtably the highlight, and I wish she'd had double or triple the songs that she did. The animation in some scenes (namely the forest fantasy and the Chamber of Exquisite Sadness part) are stunning, but the design for the moon world and characters really bothered me. There were some scenes where I wanted to look away from the screen because it was all…
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