'The Bob's Burgers Movie' Is Hilarious, Quirky, And A Fun Way To Kick Off The Summer
By Sal LoCicero | May 31, 2022
This (past) Memorial Day weekend, ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ hit the big screen, along with ‘Top Gun: Maverick, after its two year delay. This animated feature is based off of the network television series that airs on FOX. The show has grown a cult following over the years, and it received great reception from critics.
15 years ago, 20th Century Fox (at the time) released ‘The Simpsons Movie' in theaters, and luckily, the movie received high critical praise, and grossed over $530 million at the box office. Now, 20th Century Studios decided to turn the animated cult hit show into a feature length film, and there is no better alternative movie in theaters to see this week, other than ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’.
‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’, which was originally supposed to release July 2020 (to compete with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet), has a good runtime of 1 hr and 42 Minutes that gives both fans and newcomers of the source material a fun time at the movies. The story takes place around the start of summer, and it is filled with pre-summer vibes.
The humor is as bizarre as the show itself and it couldn’t be any more funnier, due to the talented voice acting from the cast as well as the writing from the series creators (Loren Bouchard and Jim Dauterive). All of the talent behind the scenes is what adds even more to the dynamic of this oddball family. It also includes some heartwarming moments, which enable you to care about the Belcher family and their unique qualities.
There are tons of supporting characters who steal each of the scenes they’re in, most of them being Tina and Linda Belcher. Tina’s subplot is one part of the movie that could’ve backfired, but the writers handled her subplot very well, making her one of the most likable characters. Tina’s quirky personality makes us appreciate, and relate to (in our own way), who she is. There is also one scene that’s worth sticking around after the credits. Linda Belcher (voiced by John Roberts) is hilarious and lovable.
The musical aspect does not work as well as the creators might’ve thought. The songs are forgettable, adding no value whatsoever. Sometimes the movie feels like an extended episode that could have just aired on TV, but it also is nice to see a movie in this scale be brought to the big screen - even if it becomes quickly overshadowed by the many blockbusters releasing this year.
If you’re a fan of the show, then you should absolutely see this. If you never were a huge fan or have even watched ‘Bob’s Burgers’, you will still enjoy it.