The other night, we watched two movies by Dreamworks. One was the Jerry Seinfeld mishap also known as Bee movie. The one-line summary: bees can talk, behave like humans, want their honey back, sue mankind, win, flowers die as bees stop working, bees realise that they’re vital, life goes on. The verdict: Avoid. It’s not that Jerry Seinfeld is Unfunny — no, the man never was funny in the first place. Ever. Which becomes painfully obvious if you watch this movie. Mediocrity does not constitute a replacement for Fun, nor for Story. Bee Movie: the movie so mediocre, it drowns in it.
What a refreshment Kung Fu Panda brings! I don’t know if it is the difference between the whiny bag of hot air Seinfeld vs. the explosion of verbal energy that is Jack Black (actually, I do and it is in large part :), but seriously, so much better. Of course the story isn’t very good here either. But the jokes at least made me laugh, and I didn’t feel nauseated to the point of vomiting by the movie’s obligatory moral point (which, incidentally, always make me want to shout “Now we know! — and knowing is half the battle”).
tl;dr version: watch Kung Fu Panda + Jack Black rules; avoid Bee movie + Jerry Seinfeld sucks.