Bee Movie

So this is Jerry Seinfeld’s venture into cg filmmaking. Meh, blah, yadda-yadda. That sums up the way I felt about this one.

The story centers around a bee that’s dissatisfied with his lot in life working in the hive. Eventually, he accidentally ends up in the city & starts a friendship with a woman (he can talk of course). Ok, so this is a bit stupid even for a cg film as the relationship borders on romantic. It soon becomes hard to tell if this movie is geared towards kids or adults or both as the storyline gets a bit ridiculous for adults while being too complicated for kids.

As the story unfolds Jerry’s bee discovers that humans have been selling honey for profit with the bees not getting a cut. So he does what any bee would do – he takes the human race to court. Meh, blah, stupid. It turns out that the bee also has a law background.

Anyway, aside from a lame storyline, the cg is ok but not exactly innovative or even very exciting to watch. It’s very average by today’s standards of cg design & animation.

The cast includes Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Chris Rock, Larry King, John Goodman and Oprah Winfrey among others. Even with the starpower involved, the movie still falls flat as the novelty of these people’s involvement isn’t enough to save it from the poor writing & directing.

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reviewed by Sean McKnight