#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This is the story of a ten-year-old boy named Lucas Nickle, who has just moved to a new neighborhood, has no friends, and is the target for the local bully and his gang. His parents are leaving for a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, so they are too busy to attend to his problems. His sister is distracted by her cellular phone, and the grandmother is obsessed with UFOs and aliens. Lucas is constantly being beat up by the obese yet intimidating neighborhood bully. Because he cannot fight back, he takes out his anger on an anthill in his front yard; He kicks it, stomps it, squirts it with his water gun, and floods it with a hose. This terrifies the ants, who call Lucas the Destroyer. One wizard ant, known as Zoc being a hopeful and adventurous type, is trying to solve this dilemma. He tries to devise a magic potion that he believes will solve all their problems. As the plan to shrink Lucas down to their size with a magic potion and forcing him to live like an ant within the colony–an astonishing new world opens up to him. Lucas learns, first-hand, the value of friendship and teamwork, ultimately leading the ants in an effort to save their colony from annihilation. And in the process, Lucas obtains the things he wants most: friends, companionship, acceptance and the courage to stand up for himself.
Plot: Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard … until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of “crimes against the colony,” Lucas can only regain his freedom by living with the ants and learning their ways.
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A daily comment from Midget Emma: The Ant Bully (2006)
A entertaining kids movie. Much better then i thought it would be. I even laughed a few times. This is one to see with the family or if you want a light movie that can be enjoyed.
The voice acting was great and the computer animation was good. This has charm and the must for a family looking for a good kids movie.
This is not a kids movie where you don’t have to worry about the content. There was some nudity(kind of). There are some references to genitals and there are some dead ants seen.
A boy who is being bullied seems to take his rage out on the ants in his front yard. But the ants have made a devise that shrinks people and he gets shrunk. Not a very original story it has been used a few times.
I recommend it to the kids out there. It is funny and has charm.
Just another ant movie
It feels awfully long ago when computer animated films last generated sincere excitement for my part and rose above their technical brilliance to tell their story well. But the truth is, it was just a couple of years ago, when Pixar and Dreamworks Animation were the main players of the genre. It seemed to be the infallible aspect of film industry in general. But when Disney raised the white flag with their hand-drawn animation films two years ago, it signaled a new era in the animation industry, and perhaps not coincidentally, the demands demands for visually polished 3D animation has us witnessing other aspects, such as character development and storytelling, decline.
I knew right from the start that Warner Bros.’ “The Ant Bully” wasn’t going to be exactly a picnic. And you know something’s wrong about a movie when you have Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, and Paul Giamatti attached to it yet it can only generate $8 million on its first weekend. To make matters worse, Pixar already has “A Bug’s Life” and Dreamworks has “AntZ”, which makes “The Ant Bully” a failure in terms of creating enough recognition of its own. Sad to say, this is a pointless animated movie, and it makes me yearn for the yesteryears of animation.
Lucas (voiced by Zach Tyler) is a kid who’s been bullied around by other kids in the neighborhood. As a cathartic response to his helplessness against such maltreatment, he regularly floods an anthill with his water gun. Having had enough, one of the members of the ant colony – Zoc (Cage) – produces a magic potion that shrinks Lucas to their size and forces him to learn the ways of the ants. With the guidance of ants Hova (Roberts), Kreela (Regina King), and Fugax (Bruce Campbell), they teach the kid the values of – you know – teamwork, sacrifice, trust and friendship.
It’s not so much that “The Ant Bully” is a horrible movie, it’s just that it’s an uninteresting and tedious one. Yes, the voice actors do their best but their noble work can’t save them from director John A. Davis’ script that is essentially dead on the spot. Kid has problems, no one can seem to help, he becomes a hero in one way or another, and he sees the world in a different perspective. Sure, it’s a nice diversion for kids, but there’s nothing much for the other members of the audience.
Visually, the film scores for its vibrantly “cartoonish” look. The characters look alive and the world they inhabit is colorful. The art direction is great in general although the problematic premise has it lacking any remarkable traits in any of its characters. Not one character (neither human or bug) really stands out and gets to be memorable.
“The Ant Bully” is a prime example of how the genre has already wore out its novelty, never mind the occasional flashes of brilliance. Yes, there are characters that have glimpses of creativity, but without much material that allows them to shine through it ain’t fun. And while the animation is pretty to look at, it’s no big deal considering the rapid advancement of technology and the constant release of newer and more powerful animation softwares.
Either way, it appears the movie-going public has reached a verdict. It seems we’ve had enough movies about ants.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director John A. Davis
Writer John A. Davis, John Nickle (book)
Actors Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company DNA Films, Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Playtone Productions
Sound Mix Sonics-DDP (IMAX version), SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.44 : 1 (IMAX 3-D version), 1.85 : 1
Film Length 2,400 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical), 70 mm (horizontal) (IMAX DMR blow-up) (dual-strip 3-D), D-Cinema