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This Bee Movie Knockoff Is Terrifying


What’s up, Greg! Welcome back to another episode of NIGHTMARE FUEL, the Internet’s favorite place to get scared and scarred. I hope you guys are all ready to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat screaming because this one is a doozy. So, since I made that last video on a low-budget movie, The Lamp, I’ve been going down a rabbit hole of sorts, uh, looking for other low-budget movies to talk about. I feel like low-budget movies are like an endless source of inspiration for movies. There’s just so many that are so bad. But I’ve recently discovered that an even better sub-genre of movies exists within low-budget movies that are low-budget ripoff movies. They’re all like a bunch of low-budget studios, like Spark Plug Entertainment is the one that made this movie. There’s a bunch of others that make a living off of making ripoffs of popular movies. Everything about the movie from, like, the title to the cover and the posters for the movie, and even the plots of the movie are designed to trick you into watching their movie instead of a good movie, like Kung Fu Panda. One of the worst most egregious examples of this that I found is this movie called Plan Bee. It’s a ripoff of the 2007 ABSOLUTE classic Bee Movie. Over the past couple years, The Bee Movie has seen this sort of resurgence because it’s been, like, memed to death.. But at the time it was released, I guess it was, like, a fairly well received movie.. At least, it was received well enough to get the attention of Michael Schelp, who is the director of this movie. He’s got classics, like Spider’s Web: A Pig’s Tale, A Car’s Life: Sparky’s Big Adventure, Car’s Life 2, bug bites An Ant’s Life, which is clearly a ripoff of Finding Nemo.. But today, we’re here to talk about Plan Bee—the worst movie. Ever. I feel pretty comfortable saying that. I know I’ve said that before, but I think I think we found it, guys. I think we found the worst movie effort. I think one of the most perfect things about this movie is the title—Plan Bee—because this movie would definitely not be anybody’s first choice. (Bing) Oh, boy! What awesome flowers! (Buffy) You’re, like, kidding, right? Daisies are so last century. What if someone sees me? (Bing) Oh, Buffy, daisies are ALWAYS in style. But, if you prefer buttercups… The movie starts off by introducing some lovable characters; they’re all these worker bees.. There’s Buffy and Bing. So, right off the bat, you get a sense that: okay, everybody’s name in this universe who’s a bee is gonna start with a b. Very funny. If you’re like me, the first thing you’ll notice about this movie is that the characters, the, uh, settings, just the animation—pretty much everything visual about this movie is just horrendous. It is acid to the eyes. In this whole beginning scene, these worker bees who are led by Bing, who’s the main character, are just going around and pollinating flowers. Well, Bing is. The rest of them, for some reason, can’t figure out how to pollinate flowers even though they’re bees. One of the bees is trying to eat the flowers. Another bee is trying to pollinate a pretzel.. (Bing) We’re here to pollinate, Zoey. Keep snacking to a minimum. *gulp* And, immediately, they’ve broken the whole bee scheme, where every bee’s name starts with a bee because they’ve just introduced this character Zoey— Zoey— who they refer to for the rest of the movie as Joey. (Bing) Joey, no snacking. I don’t know why none of these bees know how to pollinate flowers, except for Bing.. Like, they’re bees. That’s probably the one thing they should know how to do, and it never says, like, this is their first time pollinating or anything like that. They’re just dumbass bees, I guess. So they’re flying around and trying to pollinate shit, and the animation is just so weird and creepy. Like the way they pollinate things is by slamming their heads on it over (slam) and over (slam) really fast. And sticking out these really long, creepy, cylindrical tongues and sucking really loudly. (sucking noises) But if you thought the visuals of this movie were the only bad thing about it.. Then, boy, are you sorely mistaken. Some of the characters in this movie have the most annoying voices ever. (Buffy) Gag me! Like, why can’t humans throw trash away? Did she just say “gag me”? Ugh, gag me! (laughs) Ew! Listen to this character, Pistill, who just complains for the entire movie. Pistol.. (Pistill) We won’t make much… (Other bee) Honey? Oh, we’ll make plenty. (Pistill) Not with this motley crew, we won’t.. His voice is just.. Ah. It’s so gross. (Other bee) Oh, stop. This is the A Team! (Pistill) Hh-whaaat? Like, all this character does for the entire movie is complain and make those, like, moaning noises. It’s the most disturbing thing. (Pistill making said moaning noises) You know, say what you want about the Bee Movie being weird. But at least they found a way to take something that would ordinarily be kind of creepy to most people—bees—and turn them into slightly endearing or at least personable characters. This movie feels like it went out of its way to make all of the bees creepy and gross. Like, this one’s so annoying and just complains all the time.. One of them licks trash and eats all the flowers are supposed to be pollinating.. They all look horrifying. And when they get back to the hive, to make honey out of all the nectar they got, they do this thing where they extend all their gross-ass tubes out of their mouth and spit all the nectar into one giant bowl. Not to mention the way the bees stir the nectar into honey—which is with their butts. (Pistill?) Not much nectar… God damn.. That voice is so annoying. Well, at least there couldn’t possibly be a more disturbing-looking and -sounding character, right? I. wANT. MORE. H O N E Y! That.. is my sleep paralysis demon. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, unable to move, and at the foot of my bed, is that bee. What’s this? (Other bee) It’s, uh, honey. (Queen) I CAN SEE THAT! *gULP* bUT, THERE’S SO LITTLE! The story of this movie is basically all these worker bees, who are the heroes of the movie trying to deal with this new tyrannical queen, who takes over after the old queen mysteriously disappears. This new queen basically enforces this new rule, where you have to extract as much nectar as possible because she wants all the honey in the world, and she wants to expand the hive and make her hive super big, so she can have all the honey. From now on, drill and drain. (Other bee) hUh? (Queen) Choose one flower, driiiill into it, and draaain every last drop of fluid. They could at least not intentionally try to make everything sound super gross. “..drill into it, and drain every last drop of fluid.” I don’t know what it is about the word “fluid” at the end of this sentence, but it makes everything sound super gross. But, tha— (Queen) D O I T! That feeling when you drill into it and drain every last drop of fluid. If you’ve ever seen the Bee Movie, you know that a big part of it is, like, the social and environmental commentary that it makes about humans. Plan Bee tries to replicate that, but never really, like, elaborates on it or, like, goes deep enough for you to be able to tell what point they’re trying to make. What are you guys doing? (Bee 2) You ever hear of drill and drain? (Bee 1) Yeah, it sounds like some nutty technique humans invented.. Ha, yeah, you know us humans—always drillin’ and drainin’ every last drop of fluid. Care to elaborate on why that could be bad? (chuckles) Humans… No? Then you’re not gonna mention it for the rest of the movie? Okay. Huh, yeah, “humans”.. Good one. But, as you might expect, the drilling and draining method doesn’t go so well. Pretty soon, they run out of useable flowers because they’ve drained every last drop of fluid from all of them, and they have to resort to going and draining flowers from this George Washington memorial? The bees live in Washington, D.C.; I haven’t mentioned that. I don’t know why that’s an important part of the movie, but it is. Drill and drain, hurry! Zips! These bees are so fuckin’ dumb. They’re like,”Alright, time to pollinate the flower! Wait, which part’s the flower again?” (Pistill) Disturbing.. A final tribute to George Washington.. Why does this bee have so much respect for George Washington? This bee was born, what, probably less than half a year ago? And George Washington died in 1799..? Also.. He’s a bee? We have no choice. (Pistill) We do have a choice.. like Washington.. You know, he could’ve been king, but he chose democracy! Why does he know so much about George Washington? Do they learn human history in bee school? Why would a bee know anything about George Washington? So, the main antagonist of the movie is the Queen, but there’s also this sort of, like, side antagonist named Bellza. (Bellza) Bellza! He’s always, like, sucking up to the Queen, kissing her ass, and trying to make the other bees look bad.. Like, this scene, where he, I guess, agitates this random toad to make it attack all of the bees who are working on the George Washington memorial. (toad in pain noises) And, in the next scene, when they all bring back their nectar to see how much they got that day, they vomit all the nectar into the bowl, they shake their little asses in it, and then they’re all just kind of standing around waiting. The Queen is standing right there Everybody’s just standing, doing nothing. Bellza just floats from his bowl over to the other bowl, sticks out his giant, creepy tongue and slurps up some of their honey. Bellza stole my honey! (Bellza) Me? No.. You stole my honey! Did not! (Bellza) Did too! (Queen) Silence! The contest winner is.. Bellza! How did the Queen not notice that? She’s literally standing right there. How did anyone else not see him do that? It’s not like they were all distracted doing something. They were just standing around. How did they not see him stick out his giant-ass tongue and drain.. every last drop of fluid? A-ha.. Okay, someone did see—this old-ass bee in the background, who we’ve never seen or heard from before. Well, at least he saw. But, the Queen doesn’t give a shit. sILENCE! (Bellza) Bing lost.. Banish him. (Queen) Well, yes, I certainly could, but then I’ll have less honey. Look at it.. Glistening.. Pure gold.. I want more… Look, I’m just gonna say it: this queen is too into honey. I get that she’s a bee, and bees love honey.. But, I feel like even just talking about honey—even just thinking about it—is turning her on. I’m not about it. I’m just not. Anyway, Bellza gets promoted by the Queen because he’s a little suck-up bitch-boy, and, now, he’s basically her right-hand man. So, Bellza uses his new power to wake up the other worker bees in the middle of the night and tell them they gotta go get some honey. It’s time to learn the meaning of work.. Of dedication.. Of loyalty… (Other bee) We just got to bed! Whoa, what? Who the fuck is that? Where did this character come from? We’re halfway into the movie, and they just introduced this character with the most crazy-ass voice I’ve ever heard? You can’t expect me to be on board with that! “wE jUsT gOT tO BEd!” Sleep privileges are canceled. Starting now, you work 24/7 making honey and expanding the hive. (Other bee) tHaT’s sO uNFaIr! Does anyone else think this is weird? I feel like I’m having a fever dream right now. Where the fuck did this character come from? That’s never spoken a peep, and now all the sudden they’re sticking up for themselves with the most obnoxious voice in the world. WE JuSt Got TO BEd! let US gO bACk tO SLeep! He’s just—he’s just tired, Bellza.. (Bellza) It’s Major Bellza, captain. Wow, I really gotta hand it to ’em with the animation on this. I mean, the emotion they’re able to capture in their facial expressions. It’s just.. Amazing. I mean, I don’t really know what this emotion is..? I guess it’s supposed to be, like, concerned or angry because h-he’s having to go out in the middle of the night to get honey? But he kind of just looks high.. gET TO WORK, RIGHT NOW! (Danny 2) Aw, man! So, Bellza and the Queen pretty much worked the bees to exhaustion. They’re expanding the hive—the hive is getting gigantic—but they’re running out of steam fast. Joey, Zips, wake up! (Zips) hUHR? I’m so tired! Mmhmm, yeah, nice. You know how when you’re so tired you can barely keep your eyes open, and someone wakes you up, and you go: *screams* i’M sO TirEd! Yeah, that makes sense.. We haven’t been to bed in days.. (Bee 2) You’re kidding. So you come here? To the Lincoln Memorial? (Bee 1) Yep.. (Bee 2) A monument dedicated to Abraham Lincoln, the president who ended slavery.. And here we are, busting our behinds before dawn, without so much as a “thank you”. Like slaves.. Ah, I get the irony… So, do all bees just have, like, an in-depth understanding of American history? I get that it’s a cartoon, and real bees obviously don’t know jack shit about the presidents. It just feels so weird that this movie is focused on showing us that bees are so fascinated by human presidents and not, like, past bee rulers. Like, shouldn’t that be who they look up to? It’s also weird because, like, the idea of—of a president in a democracy isn’t even compatible with, like.. Bees, biologically, because, like, the queen bee is just born into power automatically. There’s no votes in a beehive. There’s one point in the movie where all the bees are worried about who’s gonna churn the honey because Pistill, who’s the one person who knew how to do it, got fucking destroyed by that toad earlier. And they’re all worried because nobody else knows how to do it, and it seems like a really difficult task.. But here’s the thing: from what they show in the movie, all churning the honey is, is just, like, floating over it and shaking your little ass in it. Like, it couldn’t be more simple. Luckily, Bing’s love interest, who’s a bee from another hive, knows how to do it, and she teaches them all how to do it. It’s all in the swivel! It’s just kind of impressive that even though the bees, you know, do things like trying to pollinate pretzels and are constantly banging their heads on shit that aren’t flowers, and they can’t even figure out how to shake their little butts in honey. They all seem to have an extensive knowledge of human US history. Who is this? Hm? That’s Bonnie. (Queen) Hm. I don’t like her. (Bing) Huh? (Queen) I’m hungry. Feed me a pre-breakfast snack! What? (laughs) That was kind of weird. They just, like, glossed over that completely. Was that supposed to go anywhere? wHO’S thAT? I doN’t LiKe HEr! ..I’m hungry. You know, Bing. When I was young, Mummy said I would never be queen. She said I was too nice, but I toughened up, didn’t I? Uh huh. No one thinks I’m too nice now, Mummy! Uh uh. One of the things I love about this movie is how one-dimensional every character is. You got the main character, who’s just standard good guy. The love interest is just classic nice girl. You got a fat bee who’s constantly eating flowers and garbage.. And then you have the villain, who, when she finally reveals her main motivation for being evil, It’s just that her mom said she was too nice once. And so, she decided she was gonna be evil forever..? So that nobody would think she was too nice anymore…? “No onE thINkS I’M TOo nICe now, mUmMy!” Things really start to heat up towards the end. Bing gets overworked to the point where I think he goes insane. Where’s the honey? (Bing) I DON’T HAVE ANY, AND I DON’T CARE! Like, actually lost his mind—traumatized beyond the point of return. Bye-bye, Bing! Bye-bye, Bing! Bye-by— He goes insane. He tries to stand up to the Queen but just gets banished from the hive. gET OUT, before it’s too late.. (Bing) *gulp* b y e – b y e That shot definitely feels like it lingers for a little bit too long. Like, Bing flies away, and all of the guard bees are still inching closer towards where he was. Like, they’re just gonna keep getting closer and closer until they all meet in the middle and kiss. Eventually, Bing figures out that the old queen was banished because she tried to poison the elders, but Bing realizes that she was actually framed by the new queen. So, Bing comes back to the hive and explains to everybody what the Queen did. Akif poisoned the elders! (Random Bee) No! But the Queen’s not gonna give up that easily. She didn’t work her whole life being evil just to give up in this one moment when she could easily just lie to get out of it. Okay, fine. So, I tried to bump off a few old bees.. So what? Oh. She is? She’s just gonna admit to it right away? Oh. Unsheathe your stingers. (Bing) Uh oh. Joey, Zips, and Buffy, get ready! Then we get this big fight scene between the worker bees and the guards, which is just.. Baaad. Not so fast! The weirdest thing about this scene is, it doesn’t even look or sound like any of the bees are actually hitting each other. Everyone is just missing each other. So, it’s just, like, ten bees, all humping the air and grunting for, like, two minutes. Why is no one making contact? This fight is gonna take forever. The ending, I gotta say, is not very satisfying. They defeat all the Queen’s guard bees, and the old Queen comes back, and she’s like,”Your reign of terror is over!” And then, without saying or doing anything, the Queen just floats away..? She’s just like,”Okay, yeah, that makes sense. Buh-bye.” But she does turn around right before she’s about to leave for just long enough.. ..to hint at a sequel. I shall return to reclaim my throne, and, next time, I won’t be so nice! Next time.. nEXT TIME— (screaming) And that’s the end. The day is saved. Long live the Queen. Long live the queen.. I hope you guys enjoyed this in-depth look at the worst movie ever. But now it’s time to talk about our sponsor, Brawl Stars. 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Guys, I’m not Selena Gomez, and this isn’t the only app on my phone. But, it is one of the apps on my phone, and I do play it quite frequently. Thank you to Brawl Stars for sponsoring this video, and thank you to you guys for checking out Brawl Stars. I know I say this a lot, but when you guys check out the people who sponsor these videos, that helps me out a lot and makes it a lot easier for me to get sponsors in the future. So thank you. Alright, Greg, well, I hope you enjoyed this video. Just a couple of quick announcements.. A lot of people have been asking for my outro song to be put up on Spotify.. It actually is, so you don’t have to ask anymore. It just is on Spotify. It’s on Apple Music and iTunes and any other streaming or music service that you would probably use. So, go check it out. And if you want to listen to it, even when the video is not over, you can do that. Thank you, I’m Greg now, for turning on my notifications. You are truly Greg. I’ll see you guys next time, with a really interesting video, where I grow three feet Not taller. I grow three extra feet. Bye! This video is over now (over now). You’ll find something else to watch (or just watch this video again). I know we had a lot of fun (yeah, a lot of fun, woo), But, you can’t stay on this end screen forever (no). This video is over now (yeah, over now). So, why are you still watching this? (do you not have anythi—)

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