Josiah and I were looking to kill a little time on Saturday afternoon while mom did some shopping, so I decided to go take him to see Bee Movie. Unfortunately, our time died a slow and painful death.
Here’s my brief review: The animation was blah, the story was painfully uninspired, and it was occasionally funny at best.
Here’s Josiah’s review: “Did you like the movie buddy?” Yeah. “What was your favorite part?” I don’t know. “Can you tell me anything that happened in the movie?” No.
He liked it (then again, he likes everything) but he wasn’t that excited about it. I’m willing to accept that I may be too critical of a movie geared toward kids. But my kid is a kid, and he found it utterly forgettable.
After seeing the movie, I’ve drawn two conclusions:
1) The more they market a movie, the more likely it is to suck. Especially when they continue to pour on the advertising long after opening weekend, when word of mouth typically goes to work for the good films.
2) The emergence of CGI animation has opened up the floodgates for a lot of films that would have probably never made it to the big screen 10-15 years ago. I have a really hard time believing that movies like this and “Surf’s Up” would have been anything other than direct to video releases if they were hand-drawn animation.