Genre Grandeur – A Bug’s Life (1998) – Joel Watches Movies


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Movies of the Outdoors here’s a review of A Bug’s Life (1998) by Joel of Joel Watches Movies

Thanks again to Joel of Joel Watches Movies for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by Jess Manzo of French Toast Sunday and we will be reviewing our favorite Movies that take place over a 24 Hour Time Frame (Not including time loop movies).

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Aug by sending them to 24hrJess@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Jess!

Let’s see what Joel thought of this movie:

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A Bug’s Life (1998)

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On behalf of “oppressed bugs everywhere,” an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper. (Letterboxd)
 
Some of the extra computer-y 90s PC game animation bugs me a bit (couldn’t resist) but that’s the only real flaw of this excellant offering of clever world-building (see the bug bar–where everyone can get a good buzz), great humour, and an engaging protagonist in the creative but hard-luck Flik. The surprisingly dark antagonist climax (“Let this be a lesson…Ideas are very dangerous things!”) and the inspiring hero moment after (“You’re wrong, Hopper”) highlight some compelling themes as well.
 
7.5/10 (Really Good)

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