2. A Bugs Life
“A Bugs Life” is a film for our times. The story is an analogy about the struggle between the people and government. The main bugs in this story are a colony of ants. They face destruction by a band of lazy grasshoppers who demand a payment of food for their “protection.” The ants are forced to pay an increasingly high tax of food to the grasshoppers and worry about their ability to sustain themselves.
Sound familiar anyone?
Another inventor character, Flick, sets off to find help from bugs he thinks are tougher than ants. It was the misuse of one of his inventions that threw the ants into peril. The optimistic Flick sets off for the city to find help from bugs he thinks are tougher than ants. The climax of the movie comes when the ants realize that they outnumber the grasshoppers and confront them in order to take their power back.
Someone should force the Obama administration to watch this movie.
Finally: Everlasting gobstopper…