bob’s burger movie review

The Bob’s Burgers movie opens in theaters on May 27, 2022.

As Bob’s Burgers enters its thirteenth year, it takes a detour like many successful animated shows: a glorified episode released as a feature film. As often happens with these things, the bright colors have an incredible sheen, the contrast becomes so slight, the stakes are instantly higher, and it’s absolutely certain to return to the weekly status quo. That’s exactly what you’d expect from this kind of exercise, only in the case of this particular movie spinoff, which is also a musical with some sincere (and understandably out of tune) numbers in its core voice Featured cast, none of them can sing, but they all tried it out in college. With mile-per-minute jokes and the occasional hit with them, Bob’s Burger movie is a good time to go, and a decent way to spend an hour and 40 minutes in an air-conditioned theater as summer approaches.

Everyone’s favorite chinless family is back (not that they ever left; the show’s 12th season ended earlier this week) and they’re all functioning at their best. With the threat of huge loan payments looming, patriarch fry chef Bob Belcher (H. Jon Benjamin) is as pirate, factual and anxious as ever. His wife, the ebullient Linda (John Roberts), turns her words of support into energetic, ridiculously musical narrations about summer fun as they prepare a meal for their mortgage broker , hopefully to be postponed. Meanwhile, the three young Belcher children are their typical selves, all 11 years old. Naive but gifted amateur Gene (Eugene Millman) uses scraps from around his parents’ dining room — rubber bands, napkin holders and the like — to string makeshift musical instruments — hoping to have a carnival on the shore. on the show. 9-year-old Louise (Kristen Schall) is extremely sarcastic and finally confronts the fact that she’s too old for her defining look (her pink bunny hat), but she’s too old. Insecure and unable to peel. Of course, Tina (Dan Mintz), an obsessive fanfic scribe, still longs for Jimmy Pesto Jr. (Benjamin), the inarticulate teenage dancer she hopes will be her summer boyfriend.

Aside from Louise’s new existential crisis, it’s a concentrated dose of the typical half-hour episode, only this time, the Belchers are thrown into chaos when a sinkhole destroys the sidewalk outside their burger joint, exposing a carnival worker’s corpses, resulting in the deaths of six people a few years ago. It’s not as dark as it sounds. Reopened cases are just a wrench and their business is already at stake. With their storefront now an active crime scene and their wealthy landlord, Mr. Fisher (Kevin Kline), the prime suspect, they can neither repay the loan nor negotiate a lower rent. As usual, things are pretty dire, but it’s Louise, the youngest of the Belchers, who drives the conspiracy to both solve the murder mystery and prove to her peers that she’s not the sanctuary they thought she was. little girl. become.

The show usually uses quick gags and puns, Bob’s Burger Movie is a very charming and approachable watch, with lots of laughs from Millman’s delightfully eccentric Gene, an unfiltered character, whose vast vocabulary overshadows his understanding of the words themselves. The film’s Broadway-inspired musical numbers complement him perfectly; at any point, the character who bursts out with a song is just here to have fun, damn skill. That’s what you’d hope for in Bob’s Burgers (i.e., where the passions of the various characters are nurtured, even if their talent is visibly lacking), because it’s as good as a four-quadrant family movie. Of course, those who inevitably miss the mark are sure to be doubly exhausted when almost every line is a joke – that’s why the series works in half-hour doses, not triple- But they rarely detract from the momentum of conspiracy plot twists, or the precision with which each scene is tailored to one character or another’s comedic style.

Visually, Bob’s Burger films seem almost self-aware of how films of their nature tend to look. There are more shades pasted on the familiar tones on the TV screen, but they are used very well; rather than its appearance it feels ostensibly “cinematic” (à la simpsons movie, everything seems a little morbid), with more thought about the use of light and dark, the Belcher family and their business are more threatened than ever. This time, the quiet moments feel truly intimate. It’s hardly an aesthetic masterpiece, but it earns its hold as a big-screen adaptation of a cartoon sitcom, and all the expectations within it.

Bob’s Burgers movies are charming, harmless summer fun.

Even if the story comes to an abrupt end, it will continue to fill its runtime with gimmicks – but why go from a mole hill to a mountain when the jokes are so funny? It may not have been able to maintain its character-centric elements all the time, and it’s rather clunky to bring them home, but it’s so invested in even the stuff that doesn’t fully work that it ends up being well worth it. Basically, in a nutshell, it’s Bob’s Burgers.