Film Review: Bee Movie

17 Dec

Plot: From creator Jerry Seinfeld comes Bee Movie, a comedy that will change everything you thought you knew about bees. Take a closer look at their world through the eyes of one bee in particular — Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld). A recent college graduate, Barry wants more out of life than the inevitable career that awaits him and every other worker in New Hive City — a job at Honex… making honey. Barry jumps at the chance to venture out of the hive, and soon encounters a world beyond his wildest dreams. When Barry inadvertently meets a quirky florist named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger), he breaks one of the cardinal rules of beedom — he talks to her. A friendship soon develops, and Barry gets a guided crash course in the ways of the human race. When he shockingly discovers that anyone can purchase honey right off the grocery store shelf, he realizes that his true calling is to stop this injustice and set the world right by suing the human race for stealing the bees’ precious honey.

I had been anticipating for this film being a huge Seinfeld fan and I am just so glad that I wasn’t let down. Let me tell you now that this is not an animated movie for kids (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). But trust me when I say that children might not find this movie funny enough. I don’t want to sound like an elitist, but I also think that if you don’t get Seinfeld’s humor, this film, it’s wisecracks, it’s message, will just fall flat on your face.

It’s funny that when I did my shopping at Tesco today and was browsing through the jams/spreads aisle, I smiled when I saw jars of honey, and no, I didn’t get one, I settled for the blueberry jam instead.

One thing that’s for sure, unlike his tv series Seinfeld, Bee Movie is not about nothing.

Bee Movie: 4/5

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