A 4-yr-old reviews Bee Movie

Since it was rainy, windy, and about 40 degrees today in New Britain, and since A was out of town (at a conference! in California! chatting up Helen Mirren in a security line at LAX!), the Little Man and I went to see Bee Movie.  I thought it was . . . ok.  Not as good as a Pixar movie, but what is?  And there was a trailer for Kung Fu Panda, which looks like it will be fun.  To be honest, I was a little distracted by the incredibly irritating family behind me.

But we went because Himself was excited to see it, and so, afterwards, I asked him how it was:

It was great!  It was my most favorite movie ever!  [NB: This does not include Clone Wars, any Star Wars episode, the Chronicles of Narnia, or Cars.  Those are in some alternate-media pantheon, and can be joined, but not supplanted.  There are a lot of rules.]   We should buy it when it comes out on DVD so I can watch it all the time for movie night.

What made it so terrific?

The Pollen Jocks.  They were *so* cool.  Do they exist in this world?

So, there you are.  An idiosyncratic review, perhaps, but he knows what he likes.

(For an explanation of why the answer to the Little Man’s question is NO, see Bug Girl.)

As you can imagine, I’m pretty happy that I spent 85 minutes having my hoodie yanked by a demonic family of 7 while A met Helen Mirren.  Did I mention that, by chance, we have The Queen here from Netflix?  No?

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8 Responses to A 4-yr-old reviews Bee Movie

  1. bug_girl says:

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m betting that they also didn’t show how bees *really* make pollen (by drinking the nectar and vomiting it up later in the hive.)


  2. jbj says:

    True–but I’m almost positive he would have liked that Even More! Strange that they should have overlooked that opportunity . . . .

  3. Alex says:

    Pollen…. /jocks/?

    I need an old nerd, a young nerd, and a How-To-Program-BASIC Book, Stat!

  4. bug_girl says:

    GAH! I can’t believe I did that. It should read: eating nectar and vomiting up HONEY.

    Ok, I need to pay more attention to what I’m doing…It’s been that sort of weekend.

    The pollen collects on the hairs outside the bees’ body, and they pack it into specially modified spots on their legs.

  5. Mel says:

    it’s the question “do they exist in this world” that I really love…I’d like to try to find some context this week in which to say that myself…

  6. Too funny… I think my wife L was at the same conference. Did it start with M and rhyme with “odern Studies Association)?

    Alas, no Bee Movie for the kiddies on our side. Raking leaves. Put ’em to work, I say.

  7. jbj says:

    @Mel: It’s his first question on hearing any interesting story about history, fantasy, or anything outside his lived experience. Our favorite “does he exist in this world” query was about “The Lord Above,” who’s referenced in the White Stripes’ song, “Little Ghost.” (“Does the Lord Above exist in this world?” is a complicated question, from many points of view!)

    @Jason: Yes, indeed! Of course, why a *contemporary* lit person was at a *modernist* conference is beyond me. 🙂

  8. Cheryl Bee says:

    Bees do not MAKE pollen!!! They collect it to store as a protein source to feed the bee larvae in the hive. They gather nectar in their honey stomach and regurgitate this into their comb and evaporate it to make honey. The public is so ignorant about honey bees and beekeeping it drives me crazy that this movie contains such BLATANT ERRORS!!! THERE ARE NO POLLEN JOCKEYS!!! THE WORKER BEES ARE ALL FEMALES!! THE MALE BEES (DRONES DO NOT HAVE STINGERS!!! ETC. ETC. ETC.

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