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"Superheroes come in all sizes"
  • PG
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 5.2  (2,384)

Antboy is a Danish superhero film that follows the journey of 12-year-old Pelle Nøhrmann (played by Oscar Dietz) who becomes a superhero after being bitten by an ant. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen. At the beginning of the movie, Pelle is an awkward and unpopular boy who gets bullied by the school jock, Wagner (played by Marcuz Jess Petersen). One day, while on a school field trip, Pelle is bitten by a genetically modified ant and gains superpowers. With the help of his best friend, Wilhelm (played by Samuel Ting Graf), who is a comic nerd, Pelle decides to become a superhero and takes on the alter-ego of Antboy.

Antboy's costume is made up of red overalls, black boots, gloves, and a mask with antenna poking out of it. He can climb walls, jump long distances, and has super strength. His first mission is to rescue the mayor's daughter, Ida (played by Amalie Kruse Jensen), from a group of kidnappers. With his powers and quick thinking, Antboy manages to save the day, and from that moment forward, he is recognized as a hero in his town.

However, Antboy soon realizes that being a superhero is not as easy as it seems. He has to keep his secret identity safe while attending school, deal with bullies, and face a supervillain known as The Flea (played by Nicolas Bro). The Flea is a former scientist who created the formula that turned Antboy into a superhero. He learns about Pelle's identity and plots to extract his powers for his evil purposes.

The movie's storyline is similar to many other superhero movies aimed at young audiences, but what sets Antboy apart is its take on the genre, which is distinctly Danish. The movie's setting is in a small Danish town that is clean, safe, and quiet — a stark contrast from the bustling metropolis where most superhero movies take place. The film uses Danish culture and scenery to create a charming, light-hearted tone that feels refreshing.

Antboy's cast is made up of mostly young actors, and they do an excellent job of portraying their characters. Oscar Dietz, who plays Pelle, brings a sense of innocence and awkwardness that sets him apart from other superhero movie protagonists. He's not a confident, charismatic kid who just needs to embrace his powers; he's a regular kid who stumbles into something extraordinary. Samuel Ting Graf, who plays Wilhelm, is the perfect sidekick, injecting humor and comic relief whenever he's on screen. Amalie Kruse Jensen, who plays Ida, brings a spunky and adventurous spirit to the film, making her a perfect match for Antboy.

The film's visual effects are impressive considering it's a low-budget superhero movie. The scenes where Antboy is climbing walls or jumping from roof to roof are well-executed and exciting to watch. Additionally, the movie's music is fitting for the genre and adds to the movie's overall tone.

Overall, Antboy is an enjoyable superhero movie that will appeal to young audiences. It's a charming and light-hearted take on the genre that mixes Danish culture and scenery to create a distinct identity. The movie's cast does an excellent job of bringing their characters to life, and the visual effects are impressive for a low-budget movie. The movie's plot does not break any new ground but still manages to be entertaining and engaging.

Antboy is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    1 hr 17 min
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    5.2  (2,384)