Good for older kids, DVD version is ad/preview-free!
This is a good movie, typical good/evil movie for not-so-young kids. There are some scary scenes with the nasty grasshoppers, bullying, and bird attacks, so that will scare younger children (probably 7). but otherwise, the message is pretty clear. I do agree with other users the use of language ("you're stupid", "I'll kill you" etc) is not desirable for very young children, especially if they were not exposed to such language (our kids are relatively sheltered from violence and bullying videos. I allowed my 7yr old watch is since he saw it at school already, but probably will prevent the 4yr old from watching it for a little while longer).
I do want to comment on this DVD/Blu-ray combination though. Unlike most of the regualr kid's DVD where they force you to watch all the previews and other advertisements and not allow you to skip them, this Bugs Life DVD starts the movie as soon as you put the disk in the player (well, it does have the FBI warning and the THX short, but that's ok). I LOVED this. I just absolutely detest other Disney and children's DVDs that load up front with all the advertisements and previews and I have to keep either fast forwarding or chapter skip each one since it won't let me bypass it all by hitting "Menu". I've gotten irritated with many enough that I've ripped and re-burned the DVD on many of my children's favorites so when I insert the DVD in the player it will start playing the movie immediately. With this Bugs Life DVD, I won't have to do that, so I'm very happy.
I haven't watched the Blu-ray version yet, so I presume all the ads were put in the Blu-ray disk and kept the DVD version free of ads and previews. I can deal with that.Read full review