Antboy 2013 PG CC

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Average 12-year old Pelle is transformed into an extraordinary superhero after he is bitten by a super-ant. When a young girl is kidnapped, Pelle, now "Antboy" sets about to rescue her, bringing him into conflict with super-villain "The Flea".

Starring:
Oscar Dietz, Amalie Kruse Jensen
Runtime:
1 hour, 17 minutes

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Genres Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Ask Hasselbalch
Starring Oscar Dietz, Amalie Kruse Jensen
Supporting actors Samuel Ting Graf, Nicolas Bro, Cecilie Alstrup Tarp, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Johannes Jeffries Sørensen, Lærke Winther Andersen, Frank Thiel, Thomas Voss, Caspar Phillipson, Nicoline Melbye Andreassen, Jonas Schmidt, Nanna Schaumburg-Muller, Aske Bang, Jakob B. Engmann, Thomas Hwan, Elsebeth Steentoft, Howard Hao Thanh Bach, Lisa Gro Lange Olsen
Studio Cinedigm
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on July 22, 2014
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"Antboy"
(Cinedigm, 2014)
. . . .

A Danish parody of "Spider-Man"-style superhero stories, this kid-friendly PG-rated feature film tells the story of Pelle Norman, a shy, innocent tweenage nebbish who accidentally gains, well, ant powers after being bitten by a scientifically mutated ant. In addition to the familiar origin story, the purposefully silly plot shares other elements common to modern super-movies, such as a backdrop of corporate malfeasance and a maniacal scientific genius with a grudge against humanity. The low-budget film may be a hard sell for American audiences due to the sometimes-iffy English-language dubbing (ala "Let the Right One In"). I would have preferred seeing the original Danish dialog with English subtitles, or at least having that as an option on this disc, but I guess subtitles can be a big expense for indie foreign titles, so that's just a current hazard of the marketplace.

The film is also slowly paced and predictable (due in part to its intentional satirization of superhero cliches) though the underlying sense of humor is appealing, and while the special effects are (charmingly) low-rent, some of the production design is nice, particularly the costumes. The story ends on an open note, and I have to confess that while this film didn't blow me away, the possibility of a sequel or ongoing series sounds nice. "Antboy II" has already been made in Denmark, although I'd imagine even more likely for American audiences will be a high-tech remake with a bigger budget and more convoluted script -- if so, let's hope they can find a kid to play Antboy who's as charming as Danish actor Oscar Dietz. A charming, though not great, definitely kid-friendly film. (DJ Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain children's media reviews)
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This was simply a fun movie. There are a lot of "throw away" movies made for kids in the US. Movies that not only do not suspend disbelief, but place disbelief front and center through dreadful writing and "1 take" directing.

This is not one of those films. Certainly it is designed for kids and told from a kid's perspective, but it has a fresh perspective that makes it worth watching. This is a foreign film (that has been dubbed in English), so I suspect that part of the fresh perspective comes from simply not being made using the same "cookie cutter" employed by US movies.

So in summary, the dubbing is quite good, the movie shows the life of an unlikely boy-turned-superhero from a fairly fresh perspective. Antboy succeeds because of teamwork (a lesson that all super-hero wannabes should learn) and highlights some of the unexpected problems of being an all too human super-hero. It is not a blockbuster; it's just a fun movie.
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I am writing this review for our children. Our children enjoyed this movie and even begin acting themselves. Our children feel this movie could have been better. They feel that it should have been a kid flea instead of an adult flea for the bad guy and I totally agree with our children. Our children also said the movie has the worst acting they have ever seen.

I asked our children if they liked this movie and what they rated this movie as. Our children give this movie a three. We have movie night and game night one night or day out of the week (after homework has been completed, mostly on Friday or Saturday) so we are always looking for a good movie or game.

We are glad this movie came on Netflix, our children range in ages from eight months to 14 years of age and I am a mom of more than five children.

Enjoy, the movie it is good clean family fun.
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By David on January 8, 2015
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this is a awesome movie. I thought this was one of those independent films just made for dvd. I did not realize this was a foreign film from Denmark and that it was a popular movie down there. I did not even know that antboy was a popular Denmark superhero. and I'm glad that they shared it with us. I didn't even know that it hit independent theaters here in the us. this is a good movie. great story, good acting and good special effects I hope they release antboy 2 here in the us soon. I have not seen to many foreign films and this one is pretty good. if you have not seen this movie then I recommend you do
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Belle on August 8, 2014
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My ten year old son is giving it a 4 :) He liked it...
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By Mrs.M. on January 17, 2015
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Great family movie. Squeaky clean and fun. We enjoyed it as much as our daughters (8 and 10). The evil villain, the Flea, needs blood for his powers, so that could be a little gross for younger kids, but it's talked about only; it's never explained where the blood comes from. Comedic violence (only a few scenes), no bad language (one use of "damn"), no weapons, no sex.
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By Pamela Gigous on July 30, 2014
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Really good family movie. Funny. I would watch this again. The only drawback is it is foreign and I generally prefer subtitles to dubbing, but you hardly notice the dubbing on this film.
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Noah ,a 7 year old enjoyed it .Prime should have more kids & family movies,after all we pay for it.I'm tempted to see what Netflix offers.
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