I’ve never seen the Bob’s Burgers TV show. So going into this movie I had no point of reference. But it also means I had no expectations. It is a potential problem most TV related movies can have. Can we capture that elusive new audience? Maybe but they’re going to have to do some things right. It’s going to have to be entertaining/funny (if it’s a comedy) without too many inside references or jokes. We all know they’re going to be there. The point is, the general viewing audience needs to be able to pick up on them or just move past them not knowing the reference.
So how do I think they did? The quickest possible answer, it was okay. I was entertained but was expecting a little bit more laughter. There were a few in the audience that obviously knew some of the inside jokes. But even still, I would have expected more laughter for a comedy. I’m not saying there wasn’t anything funny, there were definitely cute and humorous moments. What I mean when I say “more laughter” I mean laugh out loud laughter. Not minor giggles.
As I said, I was entertained. I wasn’t blown away by any means. Had a good time. Might sound a bit like a broken record, but I enjoyed it for what it was.
Nobody in my friend group was a Bob’s Burgers fan either. So it’s never been on the list to check out. Will I go check out the show? Probably will give it a few episodes. So in that aspect, the movie succeeded.
So overall it was passable. Not a complete waste of time. I might have a new show to watch. And if I binge all the seasons maybe I’ll get more out of the movie a second time.
But that… is another story.
Tell a friend to see it?
Maybe, depends on the friend.
Would I rewatch it?
Maybe if I watch the show first.
Would I want to own a copy?
Not at the moment.
Must-see in theaters?
Do you need to see the original show to enjoy this one?
I am sure you would get more out of it if you did. But I don’t think you do, if you can enjoy it for what it is.
About The Peetimes: This was a surprisingly difficult movie to find Peetimes for. The entire second half of the movie moves along at a fast clip of important scenes. I think the 2nd Peetime is the best, if you can wait for that one. And it should get you through the rest of the movie. A few scenes were good for Peetimes but too short to use. I hope these two will be sufficient.
|Rated:||(PG-13) Language | Rude/Suggestive Material|
|Genres:||Adventure, Animation, Comedy|
|Starring:||H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz|
|Director:||Loren Bouchard, Bernard Derriman|
|Writer(s):||Loren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive, Nora Smith|
The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.
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Run Peep in training. A long-time movie lover that enjoys a wide variety of films. Usually easy-going about films and gives them a lot of slack. If you can’t enjoy them for what they present to the audience, try to enjoy them by laughing at their bad effort. Let’s go enjoy the movies.