While the movie came out in 1989, it was tremendously popular with 90s kids and for good reason. This movie was around during a time when special effects weren’t exactly spectacular yet they managed to pull off some pretty aesthetically surprising things. In addition it had an awesome story that kept us on edge throughout the film – so on edge that 99% of us grew very fond of the ant named “Anty” that befriends the group of kids during their journey as tiny people. Just when we arrived at a point where we really came to care about this ant, a scorpion comes along and tries to make dinner out of the kids. Anty, seeing the kids’ lives in danger, sacrifices himself to save them. It is hands down the bravest thing ever done by a fake insect and as much as one may hate to admit it, it made you cry… Or at the very least made your eyes fill with tears. The noble ways of Anty made many; myself included, really reconsider how we treated ants. I’ll admit, as a kid I liked to play Godzilla and stomp on bunches of innocent bystander ants from time to time, but seeing Honey I Shrunk The Kids changed all of that. Not only did I stop mass killing ants but I began checking every spoonful of Cheerios for itty bitty humans before eating it. I know I’m not the only one guilty of this though because seeing Wayne THISCLOSE to eating his son Nick in a bowl of breakfast cereal towards the end of the movie was pretty traumatizing.