I really had a lot of hope going into this movie that it would be good. (Sigh) Unfortunately, it's one of the biggest disappointments I have seen in a while. First off, the voice acting is off. Patrick Dempsey? Really? As Kenai? I knew going in that Dempsey wasn't going to live up to Joaquin Phoenix, but I didn't know that he was going to fail this badly, so much so that it feels like it's another bear. Joaquin Phoenix gave Kenai his character and shined throughout the first movie. Patrick Dempsey does not carry the torch well at all. I also found Mandy Moore to be bland and unlikable as Nita, and Jeremy Suarez to be too old to voice Koda, despite being the only character I feel for. Also, Wanda Sykes here is annoying as well. The only characters that haven't changed are the two moose brothers Rutt and Tuke, who are not the focal point of the movie! It's just not only the characters here- the story is very bland, and has been done to death. The emotions have been seen before in other Disney films and sequels, and have been acted out much better than in this movie. The music is terrible, not relating to the movie's culture whatsoever. I'm sorry, but names like Josh Kelley and Melissa Etheridge do not bring this movie's music up to the high standards that Phil Collins set, and feel like they were just chipped in. And the ending... OH MY GOD. If you want to know an ending that totally ruins a movie franchise's reputation, then here you go. After the wedding scene, they show very poorly CGI-ed rays of light, leading into a cave where the spirits modify the picture of Kenai and Nita to bear cubs. What was the point? I know it was brought up in the beginning, but really? To have them play that AFTER the wedding scene with Kenai and Nita as bears? This ending looks like something out of Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids... a TERRIBLE preschool show. You can tell that these people aren't even trying to make this necessary, which it isn't. There is no reason for any of the events in this movie to even happen. They never mention Kenai with a love interest in the predecessor. And not only that, but in this movie bears can talk to humans? WHAT THE LIVING HELL? In the first movie, Kenai couldn't talk to humans and his voice only could be heard as bear noises by humans. Now, in this movie, Kenai is seen talking to Nita like it's a usual thing for bears to talk to humans. And it's not explained throughout the whole film. I'm sorry for being a critic, but, this movie SUCKED. And what's worse, Rotten Tomatoes giving this a higher rating than the predecessor? What is wrong with you people thinking that this movie is better than the first? This isn't The Dark Knight people. This isn't one of those movies. Overall, I was really angry at this movie when I was done watching it. Please, watch the first one instead, because it's better, and forget this pile of trash.