This week we're reviewing A Bug's Life, Pixar's second movie. Unlike Pixar's first movie Toy Story, A Bug's Life is a very simple and straightforward story with very few twists and turns. The characters are all very relatable and well written, and even the big bad guy, Hopper, ends up being very well fleshed out with story appropriate justifications for their actions.
Some of the ideas that this move puts forward are these:
- Tyrrany is worth fighting against. This can include standing up against a bully at school, a boss who is doing bad things, or a government that is overstepping its bounds.
- Thinking outside the box is good, but finding out how to implement those ideas is even better.
- Lying to those you care about is bad and causes trouble.
Overall we decided that this movie is an outstanding kids movie that puts forward great ideas, gives us wonderful protagonists to root for, and is just a fun movie to watch.