Bee Movie

Bee Movie

In Theatres: 
Nov 02, 2007
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 30 Minutes

When Bee Berry B. Benson, voiced by Jerry Seinfield, discovers that humans are taking honey from the bee’s he sues the human race setting off a chain of events that leads to disaster for both bee and human.  With four, count them, four writers on the project its no wonder that the film really never feels like a solid story. The unsteady plotline bounces around from plot idea to plot idea that had the adults in my party feeling bored and wondering when the film would end. What hurts the film from an analytical stand point is that its been done before. An insect discovering a monotonous life inside a colony wants to be an individual. Ring any bells? Lastly the animation, when it’s the focus of the film is great, but when its not its horrible. I noticed that most of the male human characters, the ones who did not have specific roles, all looked similar. The cars driving around in the street with no purpose looked undefined and boxy. Obviously this was not a film that was meant to challenge Dreamworks competitor Pixar.

The film had its comical parts that kept the kids rolling. Someone finally realized that Patrick Warburton has been underused in his umpteenth films of last and puts his voice talent to good use, kudo’s for that. The most amazing part of the film though is the moral message about consequences. The message was hugely appealing to adults yet simple enough and educational for kids to understand. This is a good family film, cute, good for the kids. As an adult I have to say that there are some laughs but its mostly forgettable but again, this is definitly a kids film.

AJ Garcia
Review by AJ Garcia
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