Of all the different hats Jerry Seinfeld wears for Bee Movie, none seems to fit quite right. But the movie is still decent, albeit somewhat generic, fun for the kiddies.
Unlike a certain star/co-writer/producer's namesake sitcom, Bee Movie is not about nothing. When we first meet Barry B. Benson (voice of Jerry Seinfeld), he is about to graduate to a full-blown honey-making bumblebeeclass of 9:15! But he soon learns that the nectar of bees' labor isn't doing all the good he'd always imagined. For his first venture out of the hive, Barry hitches a ride with the "pollen jocks" to do some work on a sunflower. Entranced by what he thinks is a flower, Barry buzzes his way down and grabs holdonly to discover that it is a tennis ball, to which he is now stuck. After being catapulted to freedom from the ball's fuzz and ricocheting throughout all of Manhattan, he winds up in an apartment belonging to Vanessa (voice of Renee Zellweger) and her boyfriend Ken (voice't really approach Pixar's work, but they make up for it with fun rollercoaster routes through the skies and skyscrapers of Manhattan. All in all, Bee Movie's large team of writers and directors scrape together enough for kids to enjoy, but kids these days have come to expect more than just "enough" from their animated movies.
Hollywood.com rated this film 2 1/2 stars.