The Bee in his Bloomers
In case you haven’t seen it, The Bee Movie is an animated film about a Bee who one day accidentally gets lost and befriends a human. With whom he discovers that the honey him and his fellow bees are making is being sold to humans and that humans were farming bees for the purpose of said honey. Anyway, he and his new lady friend (the human) come to the conclusion that this is wrong and the lady (the voice of Renee Zellwegger) convinces the bee to do something about it. Basically she is the catalyst behind the entire court case that follows. So eventually they win and all is well, she is happily accepting praise from said Bee UNTIL the world starts to realize that without honey the entire ecosystem starts to fail. When this becomes evident the woman doesn’t hesitate to immediately blame EVERYTHING on the Bee!? As if this would have happened without her?! My point being (no pun indented) she is a miserable cow and I can see why her artificial sweetener liking husband had trust issues with her.
The Bee in my Bonnet
Disclaimer: The following review shall be given in a very “punny” manner. Oh Acorn. Classic.
Scapegoat, that’s the first word that comes to mind when I see the Barry the bee (brilliantly voiced by Jerry Seinfeld) in Bee movie. We have a bee who sees the usage of slave labor and torture and being the messiah of the 21st century, stands to oppose it; and takes on the aid of local florist, Vanessa (Renee Zellwegger). Teehee, Zellwegger. As Marshmallow has explained privatizing honey lead to the eventual collapse of the entire ecosystem, and while our poor flighty friend is desperately trying to find a way to fix the mess they BOTH created, Vanessa coldly announces that not only does she hold him SOLELY responsible for the global collapse, but also for the foreclosure of her business and possibly her perpetual menses. I’m surprised she doesn’t pluck out his stinger and thrust it through his heart as he buzzes out “et tu brute?” (Then not take any responsibility for having done so -___-). Of course once she’s done making a tiny little bee chase her while she races away in a cab; she HALF-halfheartedly “oh all right :r”‘s his successful plan of forestalling the coming apocalypse [December people :)] but shares the FULL glory of HIS triumph. All in all, the bee movie with its easy humor, great soothsayer script and fair trade message is a must watch for all ages. People with suppressed rages issues though (ahem ahem) should probably saunter down to watch Serendipity (sarcasm).
P.S: how pointless could a disclaimer bee? :B