Bee Movie

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Jerry Seinfeld is known for the crazy ways in which he views the world and his comedy doesn’t change much even when he’s playing a bee in the animated film, Bee Movie. When two bees named Barry B. and Adam (voices by Jerry Seinfeld and Matthew Broderick respectively) graduate from bee school, they soon realize they are expected to spend the rest of their lives working within the confines of the hive. Barry isn’t happy with this prospect so he goes out into the world to investigate what he’s missing. After being stuck to a tennis ball and volleyed back and forth, he runs into – no pun intended – a fast talking mosquito named Mooseblood (voice by Chris Rock) on the windshield of a car. Berry also meets a florist named Vanessa Bloome (voice by Renee Zellweger) and has a conversation with her – even though he knows it’s against the bee code. When Berry finds out that humans have been hoarding and consuming honey, he is outraged. He shares his devastating news with Vanessa, who encourages him to sue all the humans. Barry follows her advice and after a short and speedy trial, he wins his case against a human southern attorney named Layton T. Montgomery (voice by John Goodman) and all of the honey is given back to the bees. All of the bees declare instant retirement, pollination stops and the flora and fauna begin to die in Central Park and yes – the world! Ghastly! (The story was fast paced and funny until this point. There was either a bee in the theater or one of the adults in my row had nodded off.) Jerry Seinfeld helped write this story and it’s expected that Seinfeld followers will take their families. Adults will notice Seinfeld’s style of humor and the kids will love the action. One problem, is that there are no real emotional attachments to the characters and near the end of the film the story begins to drag. Some of the adults were heading for the door but I was stuck there. I think I had honey on my seat. Even these bees aren’t that funny, but Jerry Seinfeld is talented and hilarious. I’m giving The B Movie a B- rating.

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.