Saturday, June 5, 2010

Movie Night

We've started weekend movie night at our house. A few weeks ago my 4 year old son picked "The Ant Bully." I hadn't really remembered ever hearing about it but it was $5 at Walmart so I wasn't complaining. It stars the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and many more.
It's about a young out of place boy who floods an anthill only for the ants to use a potion to shrink him. His only way to get back home is to "become" an ant. So he learns the way of the ants and befriends them only to remember the exterminator is coming. He helps join the ants with the other bugs to save the colony and get home.

For kids I have to give it 4 out of 5 stars, every one of my children love it. Seriously, I think we've watched it at least 5 times since we bought it and that doesn't count the hundred times they've asked and I've said no.
For parents 3 stars. It's enjoyable enough that I can still watch after 5 times in one month and that for me merits 3 stars. There's a great moral to the story and no violence other than stinging bees. The only thing that really grated me was Julia Roberts; her voice just did not connect to the character, maybe the ant's mouth just wasn't big enough:)

1 comment:

  1. We haven't seen that one. We'll check that one out one day when it is too hot to go outside. :)