BEE MOVIE

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Overall Impression — No TOY STORY…but what is? 

THE FOUR QUESTIONS

Who’s the main character? — Barry, the Bee (voiced by Jerry Seinfeld.)

What’s he trying to accomplish? —  He’s trying find his place in the hive, which leads him to wanting to stop the humans from taking the bee’s honey.

Who’s trying to stop him?  — The bees who want him to follow tradition and the humans who don’t like the idea of treating insects like equals.

What happens if he fails? — Shockingly…the world comes to an end!  Hat’s off to the writers for pulling this one off.

THE FOUR ARCHETYPES

Orphan — Barry is misunderstood by his friends and family.  

Wanderer — Barry leaves the hive, gets caught in bad weather and finally meets the girl of his dreams…sorta.  She’s human.  The more time he spends with her the more they like each other, until he discovers that humans take honey from bees and sell it.

Warrior — Barry decides sue the humans.  He wins the case and humans aren’t allowed to take honey anymore.  No honey, no pollination.  No pollination, no plant life.  No plant life…worldwide catastrophe!

Martyr — Barry has to save the girl directly (she’s in a plane that’s going to crash) as well as save the world by getting the bees back on the job…but with improved cooperation between human and insect.

AND IN THE END…

I was all ready to be disappointed with BEE MOVIE, but I actually rather liked it.  It’s weakness comes from the outlandishness of the plot, so it ends up feeling more clever than smart, but that was always part of SEINFELD’s charm.  Not that there’s anything wrong with it…

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2 Responses to “BEE MOVIE”

  1. Dave Niezabitowski November 24, 2007 at 5:50 pm #

    LOL, Not that there’s anything wrong with it…. Too Funny.

    I’ll bet only a few will get that comment.

    I haven’t seen it yet. I have to agree with you though. Hat’s off to the overall stakes.

    It sounds like all of the parts are there. I imagine it comes down to whether or not you like Seinfeld. I do.
    Happy Festivis

  2. Dave Niezabitowski November 24, 2007 at 5:50 pm #

    LOL, Not that there’s anything wrong with it…. Too Funny.

    I’ll bet only a few will get that comment.

    I haven’t seen it yet. I have to agree with you though. Hat’s off to the overall stakes.

    It sounds like all of the parts are there. I imagine it comes down to whether or not you like Seinfeld. I do.
    Happy Festivis

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