It was way back in the innocent days of 2017 when 20th Century Fox first announced a film adaptation of the popular animated sitcom Bob’s burger was in development. Originally planned for 2020, the Film saw several delays which delayed its release by two years. Now, however, it’s time to rejoice, Belcher fans, because the film is finally here. The Bob’s Burger Movie – a musical comedy – is set to hit theaters on May 27 and early reactions to early screenings are here. What’s the social media reaction to the long-awaited film?
H. Jon Benjamin voices the titular Bob, just as he does in the ongoing Fox animated series, and the rest of the Belcher family actors joined the film — John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, and Dan Mintz — and there’s a lot of that Actors we hope will perform. The trailer shows Bob at his craziest form, as the owners of the burger joint try to save the family business when a hole forms in front of it, blocking the entrance. Let’s see if the first reactions inspire us to bring our rolls to the cinemas.
Own by CinemaBlend Eric Eisenberg tweets that fans of the series will love the movie, which plays like a full-length episode:
The movie Bob’s Burgers is great. Basically a feature length episode (since it doesn’t go crazy in terms of scope) but it has wonderful stuff for all the characters and it’s laughs out loud and funny throughout. Fans of the show will love it.May 18, 2022
Film critic Rendy Jones says the film is “pretty hilarious” but is a little disappointed The Bob’s Burgers Movie doesn’t commit to the musical aspect, and this moviegoer says there are tempo issues:
THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE is an expanded version of the series we all know and love. It’s quite hilarious, charming, and features beautiful cinema-quality 2D animation. Unfortunately, the script has structure and pacing issues that make it not as entertaining as it should be. pic.twitter.com/DPA5VnVsn8May 18, 2022
LaughingPlace.com is excited about the mystery the Belcher kids embark on to try to save the restaurant. The film should appeal to both fans and newcomers to the franchise:
#TheBobsBurgersMovie is an absolute crowd puller for fans of the series and newcomers alike. It retains the show’s offbeat humor while delivering an epic crime musical story for the Belchers on the big screen. Full review coming Monday. pic.twitter.com/Hwmy4SMcDUMay 18, 2022
It seems to be generally accepted that fans of the Fox animated series will enjoy watching the Belchers feature length, however Rachel’s Reviews Tweets that this movie landed, even as someone who never made it onto the show:
Bleeding Cool’s Kaitlyn Booth doesn’t think so, however The Bob’s Burgers Movie will be powerful enough to convert many non-fans like the one above as it feels like the same show just longer and on a bigger screen:
#TheBobsBurgersMovie will be nice for the fans, but it probably won’t convert new ones. It’s a musical that feels like it doesn’t have enough songs and forgets about the songs in the second half. It’s the show you love on the big screen and longer. #BobsBurgersMovie pic.twitter.com/o5osrUG9C9May 18, 2022
Ruben Baron agrees with others’ assessment that there isn’t quite enough music, but seems pleasantly surprised at the mysterious aspect. Which is probably not surprising Bob’s burger Fans is that positive things are said about Louise:
SlashFilm’s Matt Donato says the film captures the series’ trademarks and family humor. Fans will be happy and newcomers should feel welcome:
#BobsBurgersMovie encapsulates the wholesomeness and hilarious warmth of the show while also adapting to a feature-length spectacle. A meaty treat for fans that still welcomes newcomers uninterested in the charms of the Belcher. As a fan? I’m thrilled, plenty full and a happy customer. pic.twitter.com/KteRFndWgoMay 18, 2022
Film critic Sean Boelman even goes so far as to say The Bob’s Burgers Movie is his favorite animated film of the decade so far:
I thought #BobsBurgersMovie was amazing!!! Truly hilarious and full of heart, this is my favorite animated film of the decade so far. The jump from the small screen to the big screen brings advancements in animation quality, and there are some awesome songs too! Love it! pic.twitter.com/ZKVw7iXxGHMay 18, 2022
We’ll get a better idea of what to expect when the critics’ reviews come out on May 23, but it sounds like a pretty safe bet if you’re already a loyal Belcher.
The Bob’s Burger Movie premieres exclusively in cinemas on Friday, May 27th. While we wait (just a little longer) for its debut, check out ours 2022 film release schedule to see what other films pique your interest for a future theater visit.