Bugs! (Bugs! 3D) (Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure)
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Bugs! (Bugs! 3D) (Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure)
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 outer layer, and mates with a female mantis twice his size. Also includes large-format footage of… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Much of what bugs do, unfortunately, isn't all that interesting."
‑ Dave McGinn, Globe and Mail
"Does effectively showcase the life-and-death struggle waged constantly among creatures that, at least in numbers, dominate the planet."
‑ Melinda Ennis, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"An extraordinary inspection of a universe rarely invaded by motion picture cameras. You've never been here before."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"[Bugs involves] us emotionally with [its] subjects."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"Learning stuff has never been this cool."
‑ , E! Online
"Trouble is, both the script and Dame Judi's delivery are a bit old-fashioned."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Thanks to specially built equipment, audiences are treated to a bug's-eye view of the stars' evolution from adolescence to adulthood."
‑ Erika Gonzalez, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Bugs! doesn't rely on sinister spider shots for thrills: seeing these insects in their full, magnified glory is a spine-tingler in itself."
‑ Natasha Aitken, Empire Magazine
"Entertainingly anthropomorphizes the insect residents of a tropical rainforest."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"The 3-D work is extremely effective, giving us a realistic, close-up view of insects unlike anything previously viewed."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"Astute use of 3-D effects, accomplished insect wrangling and studious avoidance of gross-out elements make this acceptable for target family auds."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"That hulking gorilla in King Kong and those rampaging dinosaurs in Jurassic Park have nothing on the amazing monsters in Bugs! in 3-D."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"The 3-D effect is terrific throughout, and the surround-sound design heightens the sense of being immersed in a lush tropical environment."
‑ Sheri Linden, Boxoffice Magazine
"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."
‑ Neil Smith, BBC.com
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