“Bees have never afraid to change the world. I mean, what about Bee Columbus, Bee Ghandi, Bee-Jesus?”Review by Lewis Goodall
We all know Bee movie. Bee Movie tells the age old tale of Barry B Benson (voiced by Jerry Seinfeld who also wrote the film which explains everything) who has graduated Bee school with straight B’s. It’s not his chance to pick a job in the honey making industry which he must do for the remainder of his days. Finding out that he will be forced into this slavery of honey making he decides that his destiny lies outside the hive. Whilst out of the hive he meets a female companion vanessa (voiced by Renée Zellweger) who he builds a relationship with. Barry discovers that the human race has been stealing honey and makes the only logical decision to sue the human race.
Why is this film so incredibly, unironically amazing. It’s taken me this long to watch this film and I am ashamed of myself for taking this long. As I mentioned the film is mainly written by Jerry Seinfeld and the amount of bee puns crammed into this film is impressive, whilst also being self aware of how ridiculous the situation is. By the writing I would be convinced that this film was written for adults, it’s an animation and all but I feel the majority of the jokes definitely cater towards the parents who would be watching this with their children. Theres jokes about bees of course but also sex jokes, racist jokes and suicide jokes. All cleverly (if that’s the right word to use) woven into the writing to be unnoticed most of the time but I really found myself laughing out loud. Especially when vanessa first starts talking to Barry, unsure if shes in a dream or not she stabs herself in her hand with a fork and it all happened so first I had to rewind a few times so it could make me laugh over and over. It’s a film that people wouldn’t believe if you just explained it, you have to see if for yourself.
The scene in which the trial commences between the bees and the humans gold, the lawyer for the humans (voiced by the intense John Goodman) is so goofy, in fact that’s pretty much how I would sum up the film, it’s just goofy and ridiculous. The lawyer is the best in the business and realising that he’s losing the case. He manages to get Barry’s friend Adam (voiced by Matthew Broderick) to sting him on the arse to which a ballet of over the top telling and screaming comes out of the lawyer to convince the jury that the bees are evil. Of course stinging the lawyer was deadly so Adam is put in a full sized hospital bed and they replace his lost stinger with a plastic cocktail sword. I’m going far too in depth with saying it’s like a ballet, I’m just trying to sound fancy but the whole scene is just so much nonsense, I loved it.
This film isn’t a masterpiece, it’s far from it but it’s a fun easy watch, I was genuinely laughing out loud with the absurdity of what was happening so I think it just needed a short and sweet shout out because I couldn’t not talk about this film. I’m just wondering when its socially acceptable to watch it again.