In the movie "Antz" the ants posses very many qualities which are similar, and some the same as humans. The first quality that is similar to humans, is that the ants all try to work themselves to the top of the ant colony, this is one quality that the character Z has more then the others. Another quality that the ants have to live by which is they live, and follow instructions by one controller. The ants also posses many similar human characteristics. They also show similar emotions that us humans show. The ants in the movie also posses the same actions, and there is great similarity to their interaction with each other, as us humans have.
These qualities are all clearly shown throughout the whole movie, and are very much similar, and some are exactly the same as human qualities. As we all know, a humans dream in general, it to get to the top of their society somehow. Humans usually seem to think that what they do is worthless, and that they have no choice but to do something that they don't want to. Humans will always try to work as hard as possible until they are the best at what they do. This quality is similar to that of Z's. Z is the average working ant.
He is depressed about how his life is going and he feels like he is not going anywhere. He tries his hardest to not be the average working ant by switching places with his soldier ant friend. He does this because he meets the princess Bala in a bar one night, and he falls for her very quickly. He then realizes that the soldiers have to go for the royal inspection where the princess will also be. Z realizes that if he switches places with his soldier friend, then he will be able to see the princess Bala again. This is a form of working himself to the top because, in my opinion, he fell for the princess as badly as he did because she was "the princess of the colony" and if they ever were a couple then Z would eventually become the princesses mate.
I think that this is somewhat similar to humans ways of trying to work themselves to the top. In general, humans try to find a mate who is a successful, and high to the top. If a person un succeeds in finding a successful mate, he or she will find another person to fall in love with. If that person turns out to be a highly successful person, his or her mate will fall deeper in love because of the fact that the person is more successful than they thought. This is similar to Z and the princess Bala, because Z met a beautiful ant, and once he found out that she was the princess, he fell for her more strongly. I think that this is a way of working to the top because you find a highly successful person, and they will bring you up with them, just as Z did in the movie, and most humans attempt to do.
In the movie "Antz", another aspect which is similar to the way that humans live, is by living, and obeying by one controller or the government. We humans live by the rules of the government in charge, we follow rules, we pa your taxes, and we basically do whatever it is that the government in charge wants us to do. In the movie "Antz" every ant that lives is controlled by one ant. It is not made very clear in this movie who is the controller.
Mandible makes all of the rules, and does all of the speeches, but it is usually the queen ant that is the leader of the whole ant colony, but in this movie, it doesn't really show the queen making many decisions. I would suspect that sergeant Mandible is the leader, or the "government" of the ant colony. Every ant has to obey his rules, or else they get into trouble with him, and they have to face Mandible's consequences. The ant colony in this movie is sort of run like a socialist society.
At birth, the ants are places as either a worker, or as a soldier, and they grow up with no choice but to be what they were names as. The rich, which is the queen, the princess, and every other ant that lives up in the palace don't really have a choice either, if they are born in the queen's palace, then they stay there. This system is quite similar to a few countries which are a socialist society. The poor are poor, the middle class are middle class, and the rich are rich, but everyone is told to be equal, and all have the same amount of money. They are told to be what they are, and cannot change.
This is all ruled by one specific leader, or a government group that states all of the rules that everyone follows. In the movie "Antz" the ants are ruled by one individual, and in the human world, humans are ruled by one individual or a group of individuals. In the movie "Antz", the ants posses many characteristics that are very much similar, and some the same as human characteristics. At the beginning of the movie, the character Z is talking to a psychiatrist about his life, and that he is not at all satisfied with it. He starts complaining about his life, how it is so boring, and how there is no change or rotation with his life. This is very similar to humans because many of them are unhappy with life, and they have too many patterns in their life which make them feel like their life is worthless and boring, just like Z felt in the movie.
Have actually heard people sat that "the whole system makes me feel insignificant" which Z said to the psychiatrist at the beginning of the movie. Another similar characteristic that is presented in the movie is the weird drunken ant in the bar. Z was complaining about his life again in the bar, and he is said that he just wants to get away. The weird drunk ant overhears and starts blabbing on about ins ectopia. I think that this is a very similar characteristic to humans because wherever we go, there is always a weird drunken person that starts talking about something very strange, you just think that he doesn't know what he is talking about, yet he is really telling you the truth. There is always one of those kinds of people sitting beside you in a bar or a cafe.
I thought that this scene in the movie really related to some experiences that I have heard about, or that I have experiences myself. The drunken bar ant has the same characteristics as a drunken bar human has, andI thought that this scene was very clever because the weird drunk ant is exactly like a weird drunk person. The emotions that the ants posses in this movie, are also quite similar to those of humans. The ants have emotions like depression, sadness, love, anger, frustration, and many others. Z is the character that possesses most of these emotions, but he mainly possesses depression, love, and sadness.
He is depressed throughout most of the movie because he thinks that his life is worthless, and not worth living. He meets the princess Bala about halfway through the movie, and he realizes that he has really fallen for her. While filling his mind with thoughts of the princess, he forms emotions like sadness and depression because he thinks that he will never be able to be with her. This is similar to human emotions because we also get sad, and depressed at times about love, or our mates, or our life, just as Z did about princess Bala, and about his boring life. The emotions that the ants posses in the movie ants are clearly shown, and they are the same, some may be more or less extreme than humans actual emotions, but they are still all shown throughout the movie, and are all the same as human emotions. The Ants in the movie "Antz" show similar actions, in which humans show as well.
The ants talk, move, and show the same actions as humans do. As we all know, the stereotype of the female sex is that females have a gentler touch than that of the males touch. Everyone always says that the female sex has amore graceful, and softer touch than males, and that males have a more harsher way of touch. The ants show this in the movie when the female ants go to the palace with their babies.
When General Mandible grabs a baby ant, he seems to have a more brusque touch with the baby. You can see this after the queen has been holding the baby with a gentle touch, and then Mandible takes the baby, and he holds it as if he does not know how to, he holds it with no grace. This is something that I picked out of the movie, because it was a similar action to that of humans. Another signaler action to humans, is the way that the ants speak with their hands.
Every human speaks with their hands, it is just something that we do express something more greatly than just speaking. The ants in the movie have similar body language to that of humans. They speak with their hands just like us humans do, and they posses body language which is something that humans do all of the time. I caught this similarity in the movie at first when Z was talking to the psychiatrist. He was expressing himself more by using his hands, and by using body language. This similarity was shown throughout the entire movie, whenever an ant would talk to another, they would use their hands, and show body language.
Another quality that the ants show that is similar to that of humans, is interaction. The ants speak to each other exactly the same as humans speak with each other. When Bala and Mandible are trying to make conversation, its the same was as humans try to start a conversation with each other. Their whole conversation is an awkward one because they hardly ever speak, and this conversation was forced on by Bala. This is how a lot of awkward human conversations are. If someone wants to make a conversation with someone, they say "lets have a conversation", and from that point on, everything is awkward.
That is the way Bala and Mandible's conversation as like, and it was just like a human conversation. The ants just speak like they are humans. I would have thought that may have some of their own words or phrases, but everything they say to each other is the same as humans. They even use some of the same slang, and some of the same expressions as humans use in everyday life. I found that the ant interaction between each other in the movie, was very similar to that of humans interaction with each other.
The movie "Antz" was a very human like movie. The ants presented very many qualities that us humans have. The possessed similar things like interaction, emotions, actions, characteristics, trying to work to the top, and being controlled by one individual. Everything, and every ant in this movie had human qualities that were clearly shown throughout the whole movie.
All of the ants in this movie were very human like in many different ways, and this made the movie more interesting, and more realistic for the audience. Humans seem to think that they don't have very many distinctive qualities. When watching this movie, the ants bring out some of those qualities that humans don't think they have, and the ants clearly show these.