SUPERHEROES COME IN ALL SIZES
Live Action Family Film Based On Popular Danish Comic Book Series Arrives On DVD And Digital July 22
“This is definitely the year’s most adorable superhero movie.” – Movies.com
“Marvel might be cool, but has rarely been this charming.” – SciFiNow
“It’s an exciting, funny superhero movie, which puts blockbusters like Superman Returns to shame”
– Ain’t It Cool News
A young boy who yearns to be something “special” transforms into a mighty super hero in the quintessential family adventure, Antboy, exploding onto DVD and Digital July 22 from Cinedigm. The highly acclaimed film, based on the popular Danish comic series by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Ordinary, overlooked 12-year old Pelle (Oscar Dietz) 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, with his sidekick 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.
Full of heart, humor and one special hero, Antboy is directed by Ask Hasselbalch, and produced by Birgitte Hald, Eva Jakobsen and Lea Lobger. A Dove Foundation approved film, it garnered “Best Children/Youth Film” and “Best Visual Effects” at Denmark’s 2014 Robert Festival, and also screened at the London Film Festival and the Portland Film Festival.
My daughter loves this movie. My little guy enjoyed some of the action sequences but he was too young to follow this movie from beginning to end. My 8 year old daughter, on the other hand, thought Antboy was a super fun movie. She loves that the super hero is a young kid just like her. Some of her favorite scenes were when the antboy was learning what his super powers were. She also thought that the parts where he is searching for the perfect super hero costume is really funny. For me, while I enjoyed watching this movie with my kids, as someone who watches a lot of foreign movie, I did not like how sometimes the dubbing does not match up with the lips at all. I know that did not bother my kids at all, but it is something that's important to me when I watch foreign movies.
Many thanks to Cinedigm. One of my lucky readers will get a chance to win the Antboy DVD as a giveaway prize. This giveaway ends on July 30, 2014.
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