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B Movie? More like D minus,
This review is from: Bee Movie (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
As much as I love Jerry Seinfeld's jokes, this movie is flat-out disappointing. It's really fun to see a bee talk to humans in "Bee Movie," but something in the interaction goes terribly wrong.
First of all, the movie tries to show a romance between a bee and a woman. It gets even weirder when the woman has a human boyfriend. Okay, maybe it's interesting to have those relations with humans, but it just seems weird to think about those things when the main characters have different physiologies.
Second, near the end of the movie, the touching ending gets way too overblown and unrealistic. Think about it--a humongous batch of flowers to save the world from a lack of food. Bees saving the airplane carrying the batch of flowers. Sorry, the bees carried it to the airport. Somehow they developed superhuman strength. I don't understand how on Earth this is supposed to happen.
Worse still, the film gets ridiculous with the court scene between the bees and the human corporations. I like Seinfeld's jokes, but are humans really going to take bees seriously? They're bees. They can be squashed by humans. In fact, they get sprayed too. And they die in court. Isn't there something completely wrong with this?
This is a confusing movie that is supposed to teach kids about the importance of globalization. Globalization. The sharing of resources among nations. Kids are really not going to understand the message of this movie. "Bee Movie" really could have been like "Ratatouille," which was a story about a rat becoming a star, even though he was a hated pest by humans. Instead, "Bee Movie" falls flat on its face with too many problems. Do kids a favor and show them "Ratatouille" instead.
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Initial post: Mar 27, 2012 9:14:41 AM PDT
Thanks for a really great review - very helpful! I enjoy all the wonderful art created by Dreamworks & Pixar, but this sounds dull indeed.
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