If you have come here expecting to learn something about Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man movie for Marvel then you have come to the wrong place. However, you may want to stick around as the Danish superhero movie, Antboy, looks delightful.
In a small Danish town, twelve-year-old Pelle (Oscar Dietz) leads a dreadfully dull life. Seemingly invisible to his classmates — he doesn’t even get picked on — he spends his days crushing on Amanda (Cecilie Alstrup Tarp), who doesn’t know he exists.
When he accidentally gets bitten by a very special ant, Pelle can feel his body changing. He finds he has powerful new abilities, which he tries desperately to hide from everyone including his parents. It’s only when Wilhelm (Samuel Ting Graf ), his nerdy, comic-obsessed classmate, confronts him about his incredible strength that he acknowledges something mysterious has happened. Pelle confides in Wilhelm and enlists him to help discover the extent of his superpowers (and weaknesses), leading to the creation of his secret superhero identity: Antboy!
Pelle admirably uses his powers to do good, quickly becoming front-page news, but is reluctant to accept his new destiny as a superhero. On the one hand, as Antboy he is no longer invisible — his classmates, especially Amanda, love him. However, when a villain named Flea (Nicolas Bro) begins to terrorize his town, Pelle reluctantly realizes that he must mature into a new and extraordinary role. With great power comes great responsibility, but will Pelle discover in time that sometimes your uniqueness is your greatest strength?
Based on the popular children’s books by Danish author Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, the film is directed by Ask Hasselbalch.