Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Thumb Up: Bee Movie

Voices: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger

I went to see Bee Movie yesterday and it exceeded my expectations. It was really good and I'd recommend it — there was plenty of adult humor. I laughed out loud many times and was amused the whole way through.

Jerry Seinfeld was enjoyable as the main character. It's always fun to try to identify the celebrity voices; I heard Seinfeld co-stars Puddy and Newman.

My only complaint is what I call the "George Lucas CGI effect." In the most recent three Star Wars films, it seemed that the objective was to put as many layers of animation in every frame as possible. In my opinion, it ruined the films. This over-the-top technique has bled into all CGI movies made since then. Just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should be done, or that it moves the story forward. More isn't always better because too much motion in the background often distracts from the main story and important character interaction in the foreground.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Thanks for the review...I'd been wondering if this movie was any good. Frankly the way it has been over-publicized has turned me off a little, but I guess I'll give it a chance.