B- Sound: C Extras: D Film: C+
12 year old Pella was bitten by a lab super ant, he finds himself
with the powers of an ant, and becomes Antboy. Overnight, he becomes
zero to hero, along with his nerdy comic book superhero loving friend
Wilhelm they begin to plan, train and stop crime everywhere, but when
they discover he's not the only one with powers, a super villain
named 'The Flea' threatens to destroy his hometown and kidnaps the
girl of his dreams. Will Pella and his friends be able to stop a
real super villain and get their homework done on time?
10-year-old boy dreams of having powers and being special, especially
when they are bullied and made fun of by others. Pella hits the
jackpot when he finds himself suddenly with the powers of an Ant, to
lift things 50 times his weight, and climb on walls (also pee acid).
At first he uses his powers to become famous to get girls, then
learns that a hero isn't about fame, fortune or powers, it's about
having the heart of a hero, to have the courage to stand up for his
friends and to do the right thing.
(2013, made in Denmark!) has already been enough of a success
overseas that a sequel is on the way, but despite good intents and
its pleasantness, this was like watching Spiderman, but with a
10-year-old protagonist instead. While the costumes, superpowered
action and special effect were OK, the film was mainly comical and
appropriate for all children. In the end all kids movies is about
friendship, teamwork, and believing in yourself. It does not look
bad in its anamorphically enhanced presentation, but the lossy Dolby
Digital sound is weak and there are no extras.