In quality is similar to that of Zs.
In the movie Antz the ants posses very many qualities which are similar, andsome the same as humans.
The first quality that is similar to humans, is that theants all try to work themselves to the top of the ant colony, this is one qualitythat the character Z has more then the others. Another quality that the antshave to live by which is they live, and follow instructions by one controller.The ants also posses many similar human characteristics. They also showsimilar emotions that us humans show. The ants in the movie also posses thesame actions, and there is great similarity to their interaction with each other,as us humans have. These qualities are all clearly shown throughout the wholemovie, and are very much similar, and some are exactly the same as humanqualities. As we all know, a humans dream in general, it to get to the top oftheir society somehow.
Humans usually seem to think that what they do isworthless, and that they have no choice but to do something that they dontwant to. Humans will always try to work as hard as possible until they are thebest at what they do. This quality is similar to that of Zs. Z is the averageworking ant. He is depressed about how his life is going and he feels like he isnot going anywhere. He tries his hardest to not be the average working ant byswitching places with his soldier ant friend.
He does this because he meets theprincess Bala in a bar one night, and he falls for her very quickly. He thenrealizes that the soldiers have to go for the royal inspection where the princesswill also be. Z realizes that if he switches places with his soldier friend, then hewill be able to see the princess Bala again.
This is a form of working himself tothe top because, in my opinion, he fell for the princess as badly as he didbecause she was the princess of the colony and if they ever were a couplethen 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. Ingeneral, humans try to find a mate who is a successful, and high to the top. If aperson unsucceeds in finding a successful mate, he or she will find anotherperson to fall in love with. If that person turns out to be a highly successfulperson, his or her mate will fall deeper in love because of the fact that theperson is more successful than they thought.
This is similar to Z and theprincess Bala, because Z met a beautiful ant, and once he found out that shewas the princess, he fell for her more strongly. I think that this is a way ofworking to the top because you find a highly successful person, and they willbring you up with them, just as Z did in the movie, and most humans attemptto do. In the movie Antz, another aspect which is similar to the way thathumans live, is by living, and obeying by one controller or the government. Wehumans live by the rules of the government in charge, we follow rules, we payour taxes, and we basically do whatever it is that the government in chargewants us to do. In the movie Antz every ant that lives is controlled by oneant. It is not made very clear in this movie who is the controller. Mandiblemakes all of the rules, and does all of the speeches, but it is usually the queenant that is the leader of the whole ant colony, but in this movie, it doesnt reallyshow the queen making many decisions.
I would suspect that sergeantMandible is the leader, or the government of the ant colony. Every ant hasto obey his rules, or else they get into trouble with him, and they have to faceMandibles consequences. The ant colony in this movie is sort of run like asocialist society.
At birth, the ants are places as either a worker, or as asoldier, 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 inthe palace dont really have a choice either, if they are born in the queenspalace, then they stay there. This system is quite similar to a few countrieswhich are a socialist society. The poor are poor, the middle class are middleclass, and the rich are rich, but everyone is told to be equal, and all have thesame amount of money.
They are told to be what they are, and cannotchange. This is all ruled by one specific leader, or a government group thatstates all of the rules that everyone follows. In the movie Antz the ants areruled by one individual, and in the human world, humans are ruled by oneindividual or a group of individuals. In the movie Antz, the ants posses manycharacteristics that are very much similar, and some the same as humancharacteristics. At the beginning of the movie, the character Z is talking to apsychiatrist about his life, and that he is not at all satisfied with it. He startscomplaining about his life, how it is so boring, and how there is no change orrotation with his life. This is very similar to humans because many of them areunhappy with life, and they have too many patterns in their life which makethem feel like their life is worthless and boring, just like Z felt in the movie.
Ihave actually heard people sat that the whole system makes me feelinsignificant which Z said to the psychiatrist at the beginning of the movie.Another similar characteristic that is presented in the movie is the weirddrunken ant in the bar. Z was complaining about his life again in the bar, andhe is said that he just wants to get away. The weird drunk ant overhears andstarts blabbing on about insectopia.
I think that this is a very similarcharacteristic to humans because wherever we go, there is always a weirddrunken person that starts talking about something very strange, you just thinkthat he doesnt know what he is talking about, yet he is really telling you thetruth. There is always one of those kinds of people sitting beside you in a baror a cafe. I thought that this scene in the movie really related to someexperiences that I have heard about, or that I have experiences myself. Thedrunken 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 isexactly like a weird drunk person. The emotions that the ants posses in thismovie, are also quite similar to those of humans. The ants have emotions likedepression, sadness, love, anger, frustration, and many others. Z is thecharacter that possesses most of these emotions, but he mainly possessesdepression, love, and sadness.
He is depressed throughout most of the moviebecause he thinks that his life is worthless, and not worth living. He meets theprincess Bala about halfway through the movie, and he realizes that he hasreally fallen for her. While filling his mind with thoughts of the princess, heforms emotions like sadness and depression because he thinks that he willnever be able to be with her. This is similar to human emotions because wealso get sad, and depressed at times about love, or our mates, or our life, justas Z did about princess Bala, and about his boring life. The emotions that theants posses in the movie ants are clearly shown, and they are the same, somemay be more or less extreme than humans actual emotions, but they are still allshown throughout the movie, and are all the same as human emotions.
TheAnts 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 allknow, the stereotype of the female sex is that females have a gentler touchthan 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 moreharsher way of touch.
The ants show this in the movie when the female ants goto the palace with their babies. When General Mandible grabs a baby ant, heseems to have a more brusque touch with the baby. You can see this after thequeen has been holding the baby with a gentle touch, and then Mandible takesthe baby, and he holds it as if he does not know how to, he holds it with nograce. This is something that I picked out of the movie, because it was asimilar action to that of humans. Another signaler action to humans, is the waythat the ants speak with their hands.
Every human speaks with their hands, it isjust something that we do express something more greatly than just speaking.The ants in the movie have similar body language to that of humans. Theyspeak with their hands just like us humans do, and they posses body languagewhich is something that humans do all of the time. I caught this similarity in themovie at first when Z was talking to the psychiatrist. He was expressinghimself more by using his hands, and by using body language.
This similaritywas shown throughout the entire movie, whenever an ant would talk toanother, they would use their hands, and show body language. Another qualitythat the ants show that is similar to that of humans, is interaction witheachother. The ants speak to eachother exactly the same as humans speakwith eachother. When Bala and Mandible are trying to make conversation, itis the same was as humans try to start a conversation with eachother.
Theirwhole conversation is an awkward one because they hardly ever speak toeachother, and this conversation was forced on by Bala. This is how a lot ofawkward human conversations are. If someone wants to make a conversationwith someone, they say lets have a conversation, and from that point on,everything is awkward. That is the way Bala and Mandibles conversation aslike, and it was just like a human conversation.
The ants just speak toeachother like they are humans. I would have thought that may have some oftheir own words or phrases, but everything they say to eachother is the sameas humans. They even use some of the same slang, and some of the sameexpressions as humans use in everyday life. I found that the ant interactionbetween eachother in the movie, was very similar to that of humans interactionwith eachother. The movie Antz was a very human like movie. The antspresented very many qualities that us humans have.
The possessed similarthings like interaction, emotions, actions, characteristics, trying to work to thetop, and being controlled by one individual. Everything, and every ant in thismovie had human qualities that were clearly shown throughout the wholemovie. All of the ants in this movie were very human like in many differentways, and this made the movie more interesting, and more realistic for theaudience.
Humans seem to think that they dont have very many distinctivequalities. When watching this movie, the ants bring out some of those qualitiesthat humans dont think they have, and the ants clearly show these.Category: Music and Movies