Monday, November 19, 2007
Jerry Seinfeld is a bumblebee that doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up. All the other bees are perfectly content with having the same job for the rest of their lives. Not Jerry. He wants to go outside the hive and explore a whole new world out there. One day he flies out with some pollen jocks, but gets trapped in a human's abode. He almost gets flattened, but a sweet woman named Renee Zellweger saves his prickly behind. He's so enchanted by the human girl's beauty, that he seems to have fallen in some sort of weird bee love/crush. Jerry wants to sting her, as in "birds and the bees" sting her, if you know what I mean.
Jerry the bumblebee is kinda like me. . .a lawyer who is a dreamer. I don't know how that bee got his license to practice law in human court. He just wants to fly around and experience the beautiful world out there.
Jerry uncovers a conspiracy by the damn humans to steal all the bees' honey by smoking the bees. He sees that there are hundreds of man made slave hives. He gets Renee to file a lawsuit against all the honey farm companies. They win the case in court. All the bees get their honey back. The bees now have too much honey so they stop working and chill out. Later on, plants, flowers, and trees start dying out because the bees are not there to pollinate them. Jerry and Renee go to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena to get the last flowers on earth. They get the other bees to get the pollen and start sewing their wild oats across the land.
The Highs: Humorous, cute, good animation, somewhat educational about the importance of bees in the world.
The Lows: Absolutely ridiculous and silly. How'd a bee pass the bar exam? How can hundreds of bees lift up a 747?
The Verdict: A film for kids that parents can tolerate watching.
My rating: An appropriate B, 81, for Bee Movie.