Movie Stats & Links
||The voices of Jerry Seinfeld,
Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Chris Rock
Dreamworks Animation SKG
||It's better for
||Only if she's the
mother of the kids you are bringing.
||Vanessa is curvy,
but only in a cartoon way.
||Some swatting at
||Lots of flying
||A chuckle or two.
||Nothing stood out.
||Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
About halfway through "Bee Movie" I thought "Enough
already. Enough already with the "B" pun jokes. We get it,
itís a movie about bees." And actually, about halfway
through the movie I actually had about enough of the film. I
guess I couldnít put myself into the mindset of a six year
A Movie Review
In "Bee Movie" we are shows a beehive like no other,
complete with families and cars. Okay, fine, I get it, itís
a cartoon. Anyway, Barry B. Benson (voiced by Jerry
Seinfeld) and Adam (voiced by Matthew Broderick) have
recently graduated and itís now time for them to decide what
job at the hive they want to have for the rest of their
lives. Barry, though, thinks life should have more choices
rather than one job for life, and on a dare takes a trip
with the "Pollen Jocks," those bees responsible for
gathering nectar and spreading pollen, and discovers our
human world. He finds our world dangerous, invigorating, and
strange, and would be dead if it werenít for the kindness of
Vanessa Bloome, voiced by Renee Zellweger, who is a florist
(bloome, get it?), and likes bees. Barry does the one thing
he isnít supposed to do, and that is talk to humans in this
case thanking Vanessa for saving his life, and Barry becomes
smitten with her, and she seems kind of smitten with him as
well. Eventually Barry finds out that us humans have been
setting up bee camps and harvesting their honey, honey that
is rightly the property of the bees. So, with the help of
Vanessa, Barry sets out to sue the food companies that sell
honey, not realizing the consequences of returning the honey
to the beehives.
Oh, why am I even trying to come up with a synopsis for
this movie? In the likes of cartoons the movie is alright,
and Iím sure the kids will enjoy the bright colors and
flying sequences, but I was rather bored with most of the
movie. I also couldnít believe they invoked a slavery
reference of our enslaving the bees.
I have to say, even with all of the publicity for the
movie, I was never really excited about seeing the film. The
premise seemed cute enough, but not enough to last for an
hour and a half, and you can only do so many
bee/flower/insect puns without them getting old.
For me Iím giving "Bee Movie" 1 star out of 5, for the
kids itís probably somewhere around a 3 starrer, so I
suppose Iíll sort of meld them together and give it 2 stars
out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!