Manlet: The Motion Picture
I sense this movie has received mostly negative reviews, but that's because many people couldn't grasp the rich, colorful and well-thought metaphors this movie provides.
This movie follows the Kafkaesque transformation of a man, not into an insect, but into something much worse, a manlet. It is at that moment where his comfortable life takes a turn for the worse. Because of his missing stature, his wife loses her love for him and from this moment his life becomes miserable, it falls into a downward spiral into drugs, and then, extreme fetishes (amputated Vietnamese women). I think the writer probably envisioned traps in its place, but it was changed to lower the picture's age rating. In the end, the manlet is given a choice between saving his life or to keep dwelling in his degenerate tendencies. Though firstly choosing his life the manlet decides at the last moment to return to his depraved ways. It is indeed a happy ending, for the manlet does not choose life and forfeits his perpetuation, potentially relieving the world of manlets.
Even though I liked this elaborate metaphor, I feel there's one premise on which the plot rests that should be addressed. It is claimed, and is the reason why the character chooses to become a manlet, that people of inferior height are less harmful to the environment. This couldn't be further from the truth. The shorter a man is, the stronger his need to compensate. The manlet will engage in wasteful practices to try and divert attention from his stature by, for example, buying big luxury cars which pollute more than average automobile, or, for instance, abusing steroids to become "shredded", with all the harm to his health its use carries, thus becoming a burden to public healthcare.
I deem noteworthy the question raised in the movie that calls into question whether manlets should have the right to vote. I believe this idea to be novel and I hope for the world policymakers to soon bring a minimum height requirement for voting.
Overall I believe this movie is getting reviews that are too harsh because people have jumped faster than they should have into criticizing before rewatching the times, or giving the amount of thought, that this movie requires.