“The Ant Bully”: Ant-Sized Fun

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad)

Lucas Nickel is a boy who always gets picked on by the neighborhood bully. Then afterwards, he takes his frustration out on the ants that are in his backyard.

One of the ants, Zoc the potion maker (Nicolas Cage), is trying to create a potion that will shrink Lucas so the ants can teach him a lesson. Late one night, Zoc and the other ants sneak into the house and shrink Lucas down to ant size then kidnap him. Once the ants get back to the anthill to decide what to do with Lucas, the queen (Meryl Streep) asks if anyone wants to train Lucas to be an ant. Then Hova (Julia Roberts) states that she will train Lucas on how to be a team player. But what the ants don’t know is that an ant exterminator (Paul Giamatti) is going to wipe out the entire colony.

Will Hova fall in love with Zoc or Lucas? Will ants be exterminated off the face of the earth? See it yourself to find out!

While I liked a few parts of this movie, I mostly found it boring. Two or three times Grandma Momo loses her teeth and it’s hilarious watching an old person’s teeth fall out in an animated movie. It shows kids what will happen to you if you don’t brush your teeth!

I would recommend this for 6-8 year olds. Maybe I’m getting too old for this type of movie-they might love it! It is rated PG for mild rude humor and action.

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