For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Non-Disney Animated Films of the 90’s here’s a review of Antz (1998) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101
Thanks again to Emily Slade of Why This Film Podcast for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s genre has been chosen by Jason Soto of The Rabbit Hole Podcasts and we will be reviewing our favorite Comedies that feature characters who are either Stoners or Drunk.
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Try to think out of the box! Great choice Jason!
Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
Antz follows a neurotic ant in a colony that is tired of the daily routine and wants to change career becoming a solider ant to win the heart of the princess. This is a film that will dive deeper into the any colony routine of life, that ‘A Bug’s Life’ didn’t get into, being a much darker vision of what is going on within them.
Where Antz differs from A Bug’s Life is by keeping the colour pallet plain and realistic, while already showing the horrors of what happens in the battle between ants and termites. Which will leave people having nightmares about what is happening.
We have an all star voice cast here, with Hollywood A-listers playing into their stereotypes, Woody Allen as the neurotic ant, Sharon Stone as the desirable princess, Sylvester Stallone as the tough soldier ant and Gene Hackman as the strict one who has his own plan for the colony.
This is a film that often gets overshadowed by A Bug’s Life and the simple copy of Seven Samurai, offering a braver decision to give us a bigger picture that would change the colony forever. This is one that is interesting animation that will make people talk about leadership in a group that can drive people in the bigger picture.
My Rating 8/10