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Z enlists the aid of his best friend, a soldier ant named Weaver,
to get to the Princess. When a remarkable twist of fate turns
Z from a common drone into an unlikely hero, he unwittingly puts
a bug in the plans of the ambitious General Mandible to literally
liquidate the colony and remake it in his own image.
Romantic Comedy Animated - Antz is a computer-animated adventure which should appeal to
most viewers. Children will enjoy the creative animation, though very
young children may be frightened by the violent images of insect war.
Adults probably will enjoy the visuals also, as well as the humor of
the character voices. Woody Allen fans may particularly enjoy his
voice as the main character, with a personality very similar to the
director/actor's well-known screen persona. A film with broad appeal,
including action, humor, some romance, and animation.
PROFANITY: Moderately strong but infrequent SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Scenes of fistfights, battle scenes involving insect characters DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Characters drink an alcohol-like beverage; one character acts drunk ACTION: Chases and battle scenes COMEDY: Humor based on human-like qualities of insect characters.
Antz, in addition to setting a standard for the upcoming A
Bug's Life, also has the standard of Toy Story to contend
with when it comes to computer-generated animation. Fortunately, it
learned all the right lessons. This tale of an ant who longs to forge
his own identity doesn't always feel completely cohesive as a story,
but the individual moments are plenty entertaining. With Woody Allen
providing a wonderful voice characterization and the visuals providing
the spectacle, Antz offers plenty of pleasures.
Z-145 (Woody Allen) is just a worker ant, one in a billion, and
his odds of landing the beautiful Princess Bala (Sharon Stone)
are about the same.
Undaunted by the colony's unyielding cast system, Z enlists the
aid of his best friend, a soldier ant named Weaver (Sylvester
Stallone), to get to the Princess. When a remarkable twist of
fate turns Z from a common drone into an unlikely hero, he unwittingly
puts a bug in the plans of the ambitious General Mandible (Gene
Hackman) to literally liquidate the colony and remake it in his
Z soon finds himself leading a revolution that becomes a celebration
of individuality in the face of overwhelming conformity. Once
the most insignificant of works, Z may just prove to be the biggest
hero of them all.