The Ant Bully (Widescreen Edition)
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Friendless and tormented by a neighborhood bully, the new kid in town,Lucas Nickle, takes out his frustration on the innocent ant hill in hisyard. But the industrious ants will only take so much. Retaliating, theyshrink Lucas down to their size and give him a taste of "colony life!"Here, in a strange new world, Lucas learns about true friendship, gainsa whole new perspective on life, and ultimately finds the courage tostand up for himself in this witty and heartwarming story of a young boyon a remarkable journey.]]>
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When the Wizard of the ant community comes up with a portion to shrink Lucas and it is decided he must learn how to live like an ant the fun begins. Lucas soon learns that working together can help you overcome no matter what size you are. It was just a really fun movie and one that my entire family enjoyed. I highly recommend it.
A story with a positive message and wonderful animation, with lots of humor throughout - perfect for kids and adults alike. Highly recommended as a family movie.
Like Lucas (Zach Tyler), the little boy in this film, I used to squirt water on ants and destroy their little ant hills - I'm not proud of that, but I was just a dumb kid. Lucas has yet to learn that tormenting other creatures is bad. A local bully keeps picking on him because he's little, so he turns around and picks on ants because he is bigger than they are. For their part, the ants in his front yard have had enough of the horrible beast they call "Destroyer," and thanks to a young wizard named Zoc (Nicolas Cage), they have a way to fight back. Using a potion, they shrink Lucas down to their size and carry him back to the colony. Many of the ants want to kill and eat their nemesis, but the benevolent Queen (Meryl Streep) decrees that he is to remain in the colony and, through training, learn to become an ant himself. Zoc's girlfriend Hova (Julia Roberts) eagerly volunteers to train him, which threatens to drive a wedge between her and Zoc.
Lucas makes for a stubborn student, rejecting the teamwork inherent in ant society; he doesn't need anybody's help, thank you very much. Not having any human friends, he is even reluctant to accept the friendship that ants such as Hova offer him.Read more ›
Boasting an 83-minute runtime, the Ant Bully wastes very little time setting up its plot.
This is essentially the story of a ten-year-old boy named Lucas Nickle, who, because of his small stature, finds himself the target for the local bully and his cronies.
When he discovers that his parents are leaving for a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Lucas finds himself under the supervision of his techno-happy older sister and their UFO-obsessed grandmother.
Because he is powerless to stand up for himself, Lucas finds himself taking out his frustration on an anthill in his front yard; water guns, hoses, firecrackers, Lucas' tormenting means doom for the terrified ants occupying the hill.
It turns out the anthill's resident wizard Zoc has devised a risky plan that could potentially shrink "The Destroyer" down to the size of the ants so that he could be tried properly for his crimes against the colony.
The adventure really begins when rather than sentence the now pint-sized human boy to prison; the ant counsel decides he is to experience the difficulties of daily life as an ant. In the process, Lucas discovers that the things he wants most out of life: friendship, companionship, and the courage to stand up for himself have been at his disposal all along. And more important still, that size is no measurement of strength.
Naturally it's quite impossible to even encounter this film without being mentally drawn back to the early days of computer-animated blockbusters like A Bug's Life and Antz.Read more ›
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This is a awesome movie.I got my order very quickly,as always I will continue to order from amazon.Love them.Published 2 months ago by Amanda M
A interesting point of view from the ant side. Funny at moments.Published 4 months ago by Joan Lenz
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