Bee Movie (U)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

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Time Out says

Posted: Mon Dec 10 2007

It’s something of a coup that Jerry Seinfeld has managed to mangle together 90 minutes worth of semi-decent bee jokes for his feature-writing debut. Alas, it’s probably the only noteworthy aspect in this otherwise waxen slab of digitally animated anthropomorphism which is little more than a series of loosly linked sketches with the odd celebrity cameo (does Sting count?) squeezed into the process for adult viewers. Seinfeld lends his shrill but solipsistic ‘Noo Yoik’ drawl to the voice of Barry B Benson, a sprightly honeybee determined to break free from the punchclock tedium of hive life in order to experience the outside world. In doing so, he makes the shock discovery that humans harvest and consume the honey which so many of his bee brethren have toiled to produce. He decides to file a lawsuit against the entire human race.

Where a film like ‘Ratatouille’ had the good grace to counterbalance some of its more far-fetched plot machinations with a surfeit of wit and wisdom, ‘Bee Movie’ piles up the big asks without once stopping to offer the point to all of this. Passes the time, but undoutedly one for the little ’uns.

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Raul

Terrible movie is terrible. I expected something grand and creative when I first saw the film in commercials and such thinking it was going to be a good Bee adventure like many of the CGI Films; I was proven wrong. The film lives off it's excessive cliche bee jokes that never seem to end, from starting creative it just went to this whole Human -Bee love, to suing the human race in a long pointless courtroom scene and some-how the moral of the movie is "Do only for the superior, or else it would all go to hell. Don't ever fight the status quo, don't get your rights or the rich and powerful will lose it all and everything will go in chaos." I find that very hard to say as a good ending or even a moral of any sort. The movie didn't even have a moral, just some pointless rant of bees and overdone jokes. It was good on paper, but that was only the first few minutes of it; then later it just seemed like something trying too damn hard to be good it ruins itself, not even good on paper. Family hated the film, my little sister only enjoyed it for it's appearance but then again she doesn't even know how to distinguish between good or bad so it's not even a win for the film creators. P.S they constantly over recycle character models and it is a bad eyesore.

dakotttttta f

ABSOLUTLY HORRIBLE! my family didnt like it and when i had to watch it in school the other day the instant it came on every hand in the room shot up to go somewhere besides the room!

NMexUS

The very thing that energizes this film may be the thing that garners bad reviews: Jerry Seinfeld. This is a lovely film he's made. Unfortunately, his presence attracts former fans who were, perhaps, expecting more of the same. I was (and am) a Seinfeld fan. His rapier wit remains in this movie. It is, however, tuned to younger folks; and so it's not the same. Nonetheless, it's truly enjoyable. I liked it. It's odd to me so many others don't.

Thomas

Watching it at the moment and I gotta saw it's the most retarded thing ever. I suppose it's got the capacity to subdue audiences... but meh

Angela

My two young daughters loved it. Animation was great for my littlen who doesn't usually sit still & the older one thought it was funny & so did I. So all round a great family film. You'll love it!

Angela

My two young daughters loved it. Animation was great for my littlen who doesn't usually sit still & the older one thought it was funny & so did I. So all round a great family film. You'll love it!

Tom

Boring, did not get the plot. My son liked it, although I assume only the visual part rather than the jokes which were not really funny at all. I guess, one has to like Seinfeld. I don't. One star because I have to.

Angela

Did not like this at all. I almost fell asleep during it. My two boys loved it though. Will give two stars cause boys like it.

Jesse

I Thought It Was A Good Film! Dragged On Abit On Some Things And You May Get More Out Of It If You Are 5-13. Was Quite Good On The Whole So Only 3 Stars For Me

Justine

Enjoyed the film - but did feel a bit sleepy at times, glad i went to see it though!

igniz

Distinctly light entertainment, but still entertaining, with potenial for all. The ending is quite odd to say the least: Bee's go on holiday, ecosystem of the world collapses; Bee's change thier mind. Sadly this film worked up until this point where it doesn't seem to have a real way to end things (the bees could've settled). Better than some of the kids movies out there, but sadly not a classic.

cuteminti

I went to see it with my brother and I thought is was FUNNY!!! Im not usually a fan of animated films but this one was really good.I recommend it to young children.

cuteminti

I went to see it with my brother and I thought is was FUNNY!!! Im not usually a fan of animated films but this one was really good.I recommend it to young children.

Geri

I have seen this film twice (because I work at the cinema) And I personally think that it is hilarious! There are plenty of jokes and if you are not an adult who has lost their sense of humour, you will love it! Geri - 18

Geri

I have seen this film twice (because I work at the cinema) And I personally think that it is hilarious! There are plenty of jokes and if you are not an adult who has lost their sense of humour, you will love it! Geri - 18

cool dude

firstly mr c what is shek and disnet film and the others are rubbish that you said. the film is actually great and who cares if it doesnt have a plot it gives a sense of feeling that anything can happen because the story does not have to follow particular things

cool dude

firstly mr c what is shek and disnet film and the others are rubbish that you said. the film is actually great and who cares if it doesnt have a plot it gives a sense of feeling that anything can happen because the story does not have to follow particular things

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