"Say, how many roaches does it take to screw in a light bulb? Can't tell. Soon as the light goes on, they scatter. "
A Bug's Life
I adore this film. Tough love, life lessons, greed... ultimate sacrifice. Just when does the food chain elicit such power? Just when does the life in which we lead ask us to start becoming more of a team player and less of a status quo incumbent?
Hunters and gatherers, leaders and followers... are we all of the same species?
A Bug's Life takes us along the journey of Flik and his colony. This film housed the voices of many Hollywood elites. We have, Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panetteire, David Hyde Pierce, Richard Kind, Denis Leary, Bonnie Hunt, and John Ratzenberger leaning the voices of the characters in A Bug's Life. It was a great cast with comedy, and of course animation in drama.
I love how animation gets us back to our days of child hood imagination. I always thought bugs were just bugs. I always knew that bugs were important, just not too sure how important until a bug named Flik gave us a look into the world below the surface, below the dirt, and into a colony circumvented by mother nature.
I can only evoke such thought that bugs are like humans. Sometimes we run in circles, sometimes we fly around the circumstances that control us. Other times, we are bugs adding to the chains in life that present itself with hierarchy and power.
If a bug is just a bug, and a person is just a person...how does the rain, the wind, the seasons and the leaders affect us?
Just how many people does it take to enact a change?
Just how many people does it take to inspire a revolution?
Bugs, humans, nature, and status are all similar. They are ever changing, they are on time frames, they are on someones watch, someones dime, and someones choices. To be a bug is to find ones place is a small set of shoes, to own the hill that houses the colony... well that is just all a part of the stack rankings.