Bob's Burgers: The Movie: Flipping burgers, solving crimes and mystery holes.



It’s great to see another 2D feature back on the big screen, for years now companies like Disney have been heavily focused on CGI and 3D models. They’re too focused on making animation realistic, but that’s not what animation is about.


The whole point of having something animated is so you can break the rules, you don’t have to stop and think ‘how will we do this?’ in animation anything is possible.


And I think that's why I liked this movie so much, it told grounded stories but with cartoonish physicals.

The movie, in a way, is a continuation of the show; though I doubt any new seasons will mention the feature film.

The Belchers need money to save their restaurant and just when they think they’ll make a profit, a huge hole sinks their street. Not only that, but a body is uncovered and the whole is now a crime pit.


The story starts off very realistic and I love how it sets up the main conflict of the movie, but just when you think it’s going to go one way.... BAM, murder and mystery.


The characters are perfectly represented, from television to cinema screen they haven’t changed a bit and that’s great. I love background references to fan-favourite characters and episodes too.


The animation for this movie, as previously touched on, is beautiful. You still have imperfect outlines like in the show, but the visuals just look stunning. My favourite parts were the backgrounds, they were incredibly detailed and really brought the film to life.


There is so much colour in this movie and it doesn’t overpower your eyes. While waiting for this movie, I saw the trailer for the new Buzz Lightyear movie, and while it looks awfully impressive the colours are quite mute.

Comparing it to this, although slightly different mediums, it’s outstanding how a bit of colour can really make a movie.


Oh, and did I forget to mention this flick has songs? And they’re actually really, really good?


Just like the aspect from the show, there are a few original songs that play throughout the movie. The film starts off with a catchy song about how Bob and Linda are going to have a great summer because they’ll get more time to pay off their loans.


It then cuts to the kids who are walking to school, Tina is singing about being with Jimmy Jr, Gene is singing about his hit music career and Louise is singing about her insecurities. It all combinates in a great ensemble and every time you hear it in the movie you can’t help but bob your head to the beat.


The movie also does a great job at creating a villain, though I’m not quite sure I liked who the villain was; it was definitely a great twist ending that truly came from nowhere.


Something that I do want to highlight about this movie is its humour. I found myself laughing quite a lot during the film and although I never thought the show wasn’t funny, I was surprised at how often a gag got me.

It’s a shame not many people went to see the movie, including me, there were only about 12 people in the cinema. Sure, it was to be released on the same day two of the biggest shows did, but I still think people should check Bob’s Burgers out.


Bob’s Burgers: The Movie is extremely funny, full of heart and great characters. If this is what brings back 2D to the big screens, then I’m all for it. Bob’s Burgers once again proves it is the superior family sitcom.


Bob’s Burgers: The Movie gets 3 out of 5 burgers from me.


Bob’s Burgers: The Movie is in cinemas now.

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