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A Bug's Life
An epic presentation of miniature proportions.
On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.
niggas cant talk shit on a Bugs Life.
I find it amazing that out of all the Seven Samurai remakes I've seen (this, Magnificent Seven, Dirty Dozen, etc) I've never actually seen the original Seven Samurai. If Seven Samurai is as outstanding as those remakes, I cannot wait to see it.
Ever since I was a kid, I have absolutely loved this film and I probably always will.
A Bug's Life is consistently entertaining, even if it's probably Pixar's most ignored film. The voice cast is great in their roles and the visuals showcase vibrant colors throughout, it's beautifully animated. Much of the humor is juvenile and the climax runs on too long for its own good, but the film is perfectly enjoyable. However, unlike many other Pixar movies, I feel that kids will probably like this more than adults.
After the critically and commercially successful ‘Toy Story’, also the film that proved high quality animations can be produced through computer imagery and at full film runtime, Pixar produced a second animated feature that not only raised the scope, the scale and storyline of the first but also their stand in the world of animation production. This film was ‘A Bugs Life’ and was released into direct competition with Dreamworks ‘Antz’ - a movie dealing with the same environment. However, through creating a much better result in the finished article, Pixar was able to distance themselves from what would lead to be their ultimate competitors.
Set in the undergrowth, ‘A Bugs Life’ centers on a colony of harvest ants who…
Alternate title - When Society Overthrows the Establishment : All Hail Pixar.
One of Pixar's best.
A Bug's Life is a pretty damn good flick. But then again...You look at almost everything Pixar did after, and you kinda sorta wish A Bug's Life had something more going for it.
But that's just getting greedy.
In reality A Bug's Life is a huuuuge leap from Toy Story 3 years prior. So many anthropomorphic insects. Fire. Water. Crops. Hordes of characters. Textures. Locations. Etc, etc, etc.
It's a very ambitious flick, and it does work very rather well. But it's not perfect.
It has the humour and the heart, but other Pixar films turn it to 11. It's a film miles better than Dreamworks' Antz, and it didn't even need the star power. Though it's got it. Kevin…
Before Pixar was the premiere computer animation company, they were a company with only one success (Toy Story) and some fast approaching competition. In fact this movie was in direct competition with another animated film about Antz. I'm a little surprised that Pixar came out of that year as a success, because this movie is (arguably) one of the worst they have made. Lucky for them, even their worst movies have some redeeming qualities.
The voice cast for this movie is probably the least exciting list they've ever had. Not that they do a bad job, some of them are quite good, but the list isn't impressive. The animation is good, but it doesn't really show much improvement from what…
Possibly the most under-appreciated Pixar film (seriously, why do they never mention this film anymore???), A Bug's Life is a charming and creative version of a classic story.
Our adventure begins when Flik, after ruining a food offering for their leader, Hopper, goes on a journey to find "tough bugs" to scare Hopper and his gang away so that his colony can live in peace. But everything turns upside down when he discovers he didn't recruit heroes - he hired actors!
Like I mentioned, it seems like Pixar just "forgot" they made this wonderful film. A comedy for all ages, this needs to make a comeback. And the cast is amazing not to ignore (Kevin Spacey, anyone?) If you haven't seen it because it hasn't been advertised like the other animated films, I highly recommend you watch this pronto!
Really stands up to repeat viewing.
I'd like to see a Princess Dot and her Blueberry Gang sequel.
PART OF THE PIXAR PROJECT
This is my first rewatch since I watched Seven Samurai, and even if the story is familiar, it’s nice to see I didn’t think about it at all when watching this film. That’s because Pixar brings again its sense of uniqueness, even if it at times feel a tad like Dreamworks with better animation.
It is one of Pixar’s lesser efforts, but it shows that even when Pixar isn’t great, their films manage to be perfectly good. It still manages to have endearing characters, a better than average storyline, an intimidating villain and a thrilling climax.
Even if it doesn’t manage to be a piece of art like later Pixar films would, nor does it…
Proving themselves capable of finding humor in any world. A Bug's Life may steal quite a few plot points from another mistaken identity comedy, Three Amigos, but it delights just the same.
I appreciate the Seven Samurai adaptation-ness.
Flik (voz de Foley) é uma formiga criativa, que deseja revolucionar sua colônia. Mas suas invenções nem sempre dão certo e ele acaba perdendo a colheita de alimentos destinada a acalmar os ânimos do vilanesco gafanhoto Hopper (Spacey). Assim, buscando se redimir perante a Princesa Atta (Louis-Dreyfus), herdeira da colônia, e sua irmã caçula Dot (Panettiere), Flik sai da ilha onde vivem as formigas, se aventurando no mundo e conhecendo a trupe circense que conta com a/o joaninha Francis (Leary), a aranha Rosie (Hunt) e outros.
Único filme da Pixar que faltava na minha filmografia, estou feliz de finalmente assistir Vida de Inseto que, claro, conta com grande criatividade do estúdio que revolucionou a animação ocidental. Sendo o segundo longa-metragem…
Not up to Pixar's usual standard, but still a lot of fun and it had a lot of creativity. Kevin Spacey was great as the bad guy.
Not much else to say about this one, it was fun, that's pretty much it.
Blu-ray picture 9/10
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