CHECK : The bee film (2007)

Movie reviews

In 2007, after the release of Shrek the Third, DreamWorks Animation will do the unthinkable and make a movie that will probably be even worse. The Meme, formerly known as The Bee Movie, is a 90-minute adventure comedy starring Jerry Seinfeld as a bee named Barry. The film was a moderate box office success, but was poorly received by critics and most moviegoers. The B-movie has become a laughing stock these days, and is rarely the subject of serious critical discussion. I never liked B Muzie as a kid, but my brother did. Since I hadn’t seen the film in about thirteen years, I tried to be as open-minded as possible and give it a second chance, so that it would conform to my own, much changed film taste. Let’s see.

Barry Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) is a pretty normal bee. He lives in a beehive with his parents (Katie Benson and Barry Levinson), a queen and millions of other bees like him. It’s graduation day, and he and his best friend Adam (Matthew Broderick) are looking forward to picking a job and starting their adult lives. However, Barry soon finds out that most of the available jobs are not very attractive and he is stuck for the rest of his life with the job he chooses. Barry takes the liberty of accompanying the police bees on their journey to the human world. There he breaks up with them and meets Vanessa Bloom (Renee Zellweger) and her boyfriend Ken (Patrick Warburton). Barry’s exploration of the human world leads him to the conclusion that bees are exploited by humans for their work and honey. With the help of Adam and Vanessa, Barry decides to sue the human race. Barry didn’t explain the implications for people and bees, however, and soon he was left with an even bigger problem.

The animation in Bee Movie is strange. The textures range from terrible to serviceable, but I don’t like the character design at all. I find the bugs creepy and unattractive, and I think this could have been avoided, as mistakes have been made in cartoons before. The human characters with their equal limbs and giant heads are just disturbing. Not all characters look like this, a couple of counterexamples being John Goodman’s chubby lawyer Leighton Montgomery and Patrick Warburton as Ken. I find celebrity appearances scary too. I didn’t need to see Ray Liotta and Sting in this animation style, and now I can never not see them. I do, however, love the film’s bright color palette, as well as Rupert Gregson-Williams’ score. It’s not the best score I’ve ever heard, and I doubt you’ll start humming when the movie ends, but it’s pretty good. And I want to give credit where credit is due, especially when there is so little good.

The vocal performances are not particularly good either, at least for the most part. Jerry Seinfeld thinks he’s much funnier than Barry in real life. I didn’t laugh at a single line in this movie, and there are quite a few jokes and lines. Renee Zellwegger looks stupid, just like Vanessa. Honestly, the character’s actions seem pretty stupid anyway. I don’t think this was the intention of the filmmakers, and it doesn’t make him a sympathetic or likable character. Aside from being a nightmare visually, Sting and Ray Liotta’s cameos aren’t particularly funny. They thought it was very funny that his name was Sting and that bees stung. Bee Movie uses a lot of bee jokes, and they are mostly predictable and unconvincing. Each time, they pounce on the lowest fruit. John Goodman is good as Leighton Montgomery, but come on, he’s John Goodman. I’ve never seen/heard a bad performance from him.

My favorite character in the Bee Movie is actually Vanessa’s boyfriend, Ken. Patrick Warburton delivers the best performance in the film, although the bar is low. In the movie, he’s portrayed as a big asshole who keeps kicking Vanessa out. Honestly, their dynamic reminds me of Belle and Gaston in Belle and the Beast, only Ken is pretty funny and also the only sane person in this movie.  They’re also in a relationship, so we don’t know why Vanessa treats him like that. He’s not the nicest guy in the world, but I have to say I think anyone in a serious long relationship with someone would be very upset if they left them for a bee. In this sense, the court scenes dismiss the logistical and ethical problems of this man-by-man connection as ridiculous. I think it would have been better if the movie hadn’t gone that far. First of all, this is not a funny scene at all. But the worst part is that these are valid concerns, and the relationship itself is a given. It’s not that Barry becomes human because of her love for him – or vice versa; it’s just an uncomfortable situation to be in. I don’t know if it was meant to be an allegory for interracial marriage or what, but if it was, it’s unfortunate. It would also be rather insulting to compare it to bestiality. By the way, the bee film is also about protecting and supporting bees. That would have been more appropriate, but it’s not even mentioned and it feels like it’s half done. The real-life consequences and weirdness in this movie would be easier to forgive if they were funny or entertaining, but they’re not.

Bee Movie is a truly misunderstood film. From the unreliable characters to the disturbing animations, I don’t understand what they were trying to do. The jokes are not funny, there are no interesting relationships between the characters, and Ken is the only believable character in the film. There are a few positives, like the musical score and Patrick Warburton’s performance, but overall I think you can skip the movie.

Location – 4
Action – 5
Steering/milling – 4
Music/Sound – 7
Animation – 7

5.4

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Bee Movie is a truly misunderstood film. From the unreliable characters to the disturbing animations, I don’t understand what they were trying to do. The jokes are not funny, there are no interesting relationships between the characters, and Ken is the only believable character in the film. There are a few positives, like the musical score and Patrick Warburton’s performance, but overall I think you can skip the movie.

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