I just returned home from watching ANTZ with my three- and five-year-olds. I think I was as excited as they were, to finally have a movie I could take the kids to that wasn't some of Disney's latest Politically Correct multinational drivel. In my excitement, I neglected to do the needed research and was shocked by the cuss words throughout the movie. b*tching, da**, what the he**, tighta**, "I'm the princess, d*mmit!" - these are the kinds of terms I want to keep my kids away from at all costs. Sadly, the fun and charm of an otherwise good movie would not be affected by replacing these words with less offensive phrases. I have heard that they included these words to get a PG rating and hopefully draw more adult attention. The real money is made by a kids' movie in repeat viewings, tape rental/sales, and merchandising (toys). I am going to make sure that my kids never see this movie again in a theater, we will NOT buy the tape, and my kids will never own ANY Antz merchandise. Dreamworks gambled for more $$$ by including inappropriate language, but I think they will lose in the long term. Pay attention, Disney! If you have such language in your bug movie, it is not worth it!
Antz (1998) 720p YIFY Movie
Antz is a movie starring Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, and Gene Hackman. A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.
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The Synopsis for Antz (1998) 720p
In an anthill with millions of inhabitants, Z 4195 is a worker ant. Feeling insignificant in a conformity system, he accidentally meets beautiful Princess Bala, who has a similar problem on the other end of the social scale. In order to meet her again, Z switches sides with his soldier friend Weaver - only to become a hero in the course of events. By this he unwillingly crosses the sinister plans of ambitious General Mandible (Bala's fiancé, by the way), who wants to divide the ant society into a superior, strong race (soldiers) and an inferior, to-be-eliminated race (the workers). But Z and Bala, both unaware of the dangerous situation, try to leave the oppressive system by heading for Insectopia, a place where food paves the streets.
The Director and Players for Antz (1998) 720p
The Reviews for Antz (1998) 720p
WARNING TO PARENTS!Reviewed byBoddmanVote: 5/10
Released 1 year after Disney/Pixar's 'A Bugs Life' and still during the early years of the computer generated genre, Dreamworks released their second all CGI cartoon 'ANTZ' and despite the glaring resemblances between the 2 movies; all it not as it appears.
ANTZ still stands alone as the more adult movie in the genre, far more complexity in the character's emotions and a far more sinister plot evolution separate this from rest. OK movies like 'Shrek', 'Finding Nemo' and 'Toy Story' have adult undertones beneath the humour, but ANTZ doesn't rely on such subtlety.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A CRITICISM OF EITHER STYLE!
We follow the struggle of 'Z' (Woody Allen) as he tries to come to terms with his life as a worker, his neurosis, his love for Princess Bala and dream of something better. Allen is excellently supported by an all star cast, including Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Gene Hackman, Christopher Walken, etc, and we are treated to a visually impressive rendition of a heart warming story about life as an ANT.
This movie can still be enjoyed as a family film, but much of it will be lost on younger kids.
In Summary ANTZ is a fine film, but in truth it is difficult to compare with others in the genre, and for that; i salute it!
Maybe I was a victim of high expectations, but after all I had heard about it, I was disappointed in Antz. The animation was interesting and enjoyable. But you have to be a fan of Woody Allen to enjoy the story. And I am not. I didn't realize the plot was so similar to the typical Woody Allen movie - watching him deal with his neuroses.
Hear that A Bug's Life is much better, looking forward to seeing it.