Ordinary, overlooked 12-year old Pelle is transformed into an extraordinary superhero after he is bitten by a super-ant and inherits its abilities. Overnight, the boy who nobody noticed becomes a local hero as he is dubbed “Antboy.” With the help of his new friend and sidekick, comic-loving Wilhelm, climbing walls, flipping cars, stopping robbers and saving babies all become part of his new dream life. But all this changes when super-villain “The Flea” kidnaps a young girl, the subject of Pelle’s affection and terrorizes the citizens of Middelund. Antboy, Wilhelm and their friend Ida, who won’t take no for an answer, must fight this treacherous evil, rescue the damsel in distress, save the town from a super-villain and be home in time for dinner.
||April 16th, 2014 (Limited) by Cinedigm|
||July 22nd, 2014 by Uni Dist Corp.|
||PG for some action, language and mild rude humor.|
(Rating bulletin 2301, 12/11/2013)
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||Voiceover/Narration, Bullies, Origin Story, First Love, Kidnap, Revenge, Rescue, Intertitle, Twins, Animated Sequences, Non-Chronological, Tween|
|Source:||Based on Comic/Graphic Novel|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Kids Fiction|
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July 22nd, 2014
I think it is fair to say it is a mixed week on the home market. There are four wide releases coming out this week, but all but one struggled at the box office. Worse still, looking down the list of new releases and you quickly run into filler. Fortunately, there are a few films that are contenders for Pick of the Week, including Blue Ruin and Next Goal Wins. However, the winner is Ginger Snaps, which is coming out on a Special Edition Blu-ray.
July 21st, 2014
Antboy is a Danish kids movie that came out on limited release earlier in the year. Live action kids movies rarely do well in theaters and this is double so for a limited release. This film wasn't an exception. That said, does it deserve to find an wider audience on the home market? Or was its troubles on the home market warranted?
April 18th, 2014
It is a busy week for limited releases, but not a good week. Arguably the best film is Gojira, which is getting a re-release for its 60th anniversary. As for new films, The Final Member and Gabrielle are earning the best reviews. However, I'm most interested in seeing Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It.
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