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Bugs! (Bugs! 3D) (Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure)

Bugs! (Bugs! 3D) (Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure) (2003)

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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 17
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 6

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Bugs! is a live-action 40-minute nature documentary filmed in the large IMAX format in 3-D. Shot on-location in the jungles of Borneo, the film follows the life cycles of the caterpillar known as Papilio and the praying mantis known as Hierodula. As a caterpillar, Papilio dines on leaves, builds a cocoon, and becomes a butterfly before searching for a mate and laying eggs. As a butterfly, she survives by drinking the nectar from flowers. Meanwhile Hierodula catches flies for dinner, sheds his

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Much of what bugs do, unfortunately, isn't all that interesting.

May 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Trouble is, both the script and Dame Judi's delivery are a bit old-fashioned.

September 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Astute use of 3-D effects, accomplished insect wrangling and studious avoidance of gross-out elements make this acceptable for target family auds.

June 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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Does effectively showcase the life-and-death struggle waged constantly among creatures that, at least in numbers, dominate the planet.

June 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Thanks to specially built equipment, audiences are treated to a bug's-eye view of the stars' evolution from adolescence to adulthood.

June 4, 2004
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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That hulking gorilla in King Kong and those rampaging dinosaurs in Jurassic Park have nothing on the amazing monsters in Bugs! in 3-D.

March 29, 2004
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An extraordinary inspection of a universe rarely invaded by motion picture cameras. You've never been here before.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Bugs! doesn't rely on sinister spider shots for thrills: seeing these insects in their full, magnified glory is a spine-tingler in itself.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

One of the finest movies that ever came to the IMAX at the Putnam, "Bugs! In 3-D" flies right into your face. And you'll like it.

March 15, 2006 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

[Bugs involves] us emotionally with [its] subjects.

December 21, 2004 Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer
Charlotte Observer

Entertainingly anthropomorphizes the insect residents of a tropical rainforest.

May 28, 2004 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The 3-D effect is terrific throughout, and the surround-sound design heightens the sense of being immersed in a lush tropical environment.

April 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Learning stuff has never been this cool.

March 25, 2004 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

The 3-D work is extremely effective, giving us a realistic, close-up view of insects unlike anything previously viewed.

October 24, 2003
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

For once the 3-D is more than just a gimmick, transporting the audience to a Borneo rainforest so lush and verdant you can almost feel the sunlight on your eyelids.

October 5, 2003 Full Review Source: BBC

Captivating, peppered with breathtaking images.

August 8, 2003 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

While it's not exactly the be-all, end-all insect documentary, the one that pretty much tells you all you'd ever want to know about them ... Bugs! is still pretty fun.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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