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Bee Movie and Enchanted Reviews

Bee Movie Review

DreamWorks Animation unit has had a spotty record with few megahits, but I'm glad to say that the Bee Movie is not one of their failures. I watched this show with my niece and nephew while in Singapore and was thrilled. I'll admit that I had my doubts about having Jerry Seinfeld voice the main lead of the show but it works.

This is a simply tale of an underdog who aspires for greener pastures, succeeds but discovers that it comes at a cost, becomes a pariah, and finally stages a heroic comeback saving the day. Just the kind of plot that appeals to children and has enough overtones that it also keeps the adults happy. It might not be as memorable as Finding Nemo but its definately worth the price of the ticket.

I rate this movie a 4.5/5

Here's a sypnosis of the movie from IMDB.
In an animated fairy tale world, a young girl meets and falls in love with the handsome prince of her dreams. News of this romance upsets the prince's mother, the evil queen, who uses her black magic to send the girl hurtling out of the animated world into the one place in the universe where there is no true love: modern day Manhattan. The now-real girl has to survive in New York City and find her way home again to her true love.

OK, I'll admit that when I first heard about this show I rolled my eyes and wondered what pin-head at Disney thought that blending a cartoon and live action movie together was a good idea. But I'm happy to report that that Disney pin-head should get a big fat promotion and I should set aside my doubts that Disney is a has been studio.

First off, the casting for this movie was nothing short of brilliant Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and especially Amy Adams. Amy plays Giselle, the heroine who is wide eye and native like all fairy tale princesses should be and who over the course of the movie discovers that perhaps her prince (James Marsden) isn't the man for her.

There's so much to love in this movie, from Giselle singing a little ditty and all the animales/insets coming to help her in Snow White fashion to Prince Edward who tries to slay the great metal beast (A Bus). Patrick Dempsey is perfect as the jaded lawyer who frowns all the time but when he finally does smile, you're simply sucked in. (Whoever thought of the Mc Dreamy nickname in Grey's Anatomy was really spot on).

Don't even think about this one. Just go watch it and you'll leave with a smile on your face just like you did when you watch other disney classics like The little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Lion King. I give this one a 5/5.

OMG! i love this movie! i would give it a 10/5! but that is just me. i love those funny/cheesy love stories!

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