Bee Film is now streaming on Netflix. And God assist us all. Launched in 2007, Bee Film is an enthralling animated film about Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld), an idealistic honeybee who units out to sue the human race for exploitation after discovering that people promote and devour honey.
Come to think about it, the wacky premise of the household film couldn’t be extra meme-ready if it tried — particularly since a subplot involving Barry’s relationship with the human Vanessa (Renée Zellweger) has some romantic undertones.
So, it actually shouldn’t be so shocking that the web latched on to this comedy film, turning it from a reasonably mid Dreamworks caper to a generation-defining meme. And now an entire new technology can obsess over the Bee Film too, due to it being out there to stream on Netflix.
Bee Film positively isn’t the worst film of all time. Nevertheless it’s definitely not one in all Dreamworks’ greatest films, both. It most likely would’ve been destined for a life in pound store cut price bins if the surreal, unhinged nature of the movie didn’t seize the eye of shitposters.
As with many different film memes, like Shrek, The Lorax, and Morbius, the baseline weirdness of Bee Film made it the right automobile for post-ironic shitposting. The truth is, Bee Film memes are most likely a few of the earliest examples of how the web’s hive thoughts (sorry, not sorry) shifted to a extra cynical, moreish, and surreal posting type the place no person can fairly inform whether or not individuals are being sarcastic or not.
However the confusion derived by those that aren’t essentially “in” on the joke is a part of the enjoyable and prompts folks’s posts to get weirder and weirder. One in style meme format, for instance, concerned remixing the Bee film and importing it to YouTube with self-explanatory titles like ‘Bee Film, however each time Barry B Benson says “bee” the movie hurries up,’ or Barry B Benson delivering mildly humorous traces like “ya like jazz” six thousand occasions concurrently.
After which, there’s the surprisingly-booming t-shirt market the place folks should buy the whole lot of the Bee Film script printed on a prime. Or else, they can spam the YouTube feedback or Tumblr boards by pasting the whole Bee Film script.
Will the Bee Film’s return to Netflix result in a revival of the meme? That continues to be to be seen, however you should definitely try the whole lot else new on Netflix this month, together with new films, Netflix sequence, Netflix horror films, and Netflix documentaries.
You can too try a few of our explainers on the web’s hottest film memes, together with Patrick Bateman, Gentleminions, Meena from Sing, and, in fact, Morbius.