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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Great effects and characters, but surprisingly violent.

Movie PG 1998 84 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 48 parent reviews

age 9+

Excellent movie, for mature kids

I was gonna show this to my kids, aged 5 and 7, but I always check this site first. When I saw some of the reviews I wondered if I was forgetting something, so decided to rewatch it first. This was one of my favourites as a kid and I still loved it. The humour still holds up, and the animation, and the music, the voice acting, the action. And the story! Such a great movie! There were a few things I had forgotten about though. A few medium swear words such as b**ch, h*ll, and a**. The termite battle at the beginning is pretty intense. If it was just that I may have still let them watch it. But the most mature part of the movie IMO was when Weaver and Azteca were being tortured by Mandible and his soldiers. Weaver was being hit in the face repeatedly to encourage him to tell what he knew about Zee's whereabouts. When he wont talk they bring in his girlfriend, Azteca. We dont see what they do to her but we hear her moaning off-screen and Weaver finally caves. That was a very dark scene and I will probably wait until my kids are at least 9yo before showing them this movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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age 13+

There were two versions of this movie

The version that was released in theaters and on home movie DVDs was the PG version. The uncut version (a special order option) was unrated, but would get a PG-13 rating if released to the general public. Parents beware, the uncut version contains stronger language (two instances of the S-word, one instance of the F-word and the GD-word), violence (much bloodier), and sexual content (ants have brief intercourse). That version is appropriate for ages 13+. The edited version which is PG is OK for 10+. It still has some language, like damn, crap, ass, b**ch, and hell.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (48 ):
Kids say (47 ):

The visual effects are dazzling, and the vocal characterizations of Allen, Stallone, and Stone are superb. But there's more death and violence than might be expected in a kids' film. The deaths of two characters and the slaughter of thousands of animated "extras" make this too intense for younger kids. Some of the more sophisticated humor may be lost on kids, but they'll find other things to laugh at.

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