Brother Bear 2 Reviews
It's not one of the best Disney movies released, but it still provides satisfactory entertainment. During a sad scene, I even shed a single tear. There weren't any other tears because I didn't feel like crying.
very very short but the filmmakers decided to take the next big leap in the story
Kenai and Koda are brothers closer than any yet things get tricky when they run into an old friend of Kenai's when he was human, Nita
she's marrying a member of her village but the spirits of the Northern Lights say she cant do it unless she breaks the bond her and Kenai shared back when they were kids
Koda is starting to feel a bit neglected as well seeing as how Kenai might consider going back to his old life and abandoning him forever
the film's plot is extremely thin and it's just an excuse to show the characters get into all kinds of antics
the mooses are pointless but the real focus here is sort-of a love triangle between the 3 leads choosing true love over brotherly-love
the animation thank goodness isn't sucky and you are transported back into the wilderness with Koda and Kenai
this is more what the first movie should have done better
(Full review coming soon)
I am not much of a fan of animated sequels, even if they are straight-to-video ones. "Brother Bear 2" benefits from better than average animation on a cheaper budget. That helps somewhat. Ultimately, however, it pales in comparison to the original and is unneeded and unwanted.
Kenai and Koda are still brothers and best friends and they feel perfectly happy together and that they don't need anything else. One day they come across Nita, a former girlfriend of Kenai's from when he was human. She is tied to him by a sacred promise and amulet they exchanged as children and they now need to destroy the amulet so Nita can marry another. Kenai, Koda, and Nita will embark on an adventure to destroy the amulet.
"Once you fall in love with someone, they stay in your heart forever."
Ben Gluck, director of Alpha and Omega, delivers Brother Bear 2 in his major motion picture debut. The storyline for this movie is fairly average and not too far of a stretch from the first film. The animation style is okay and as you'd expect from a Disney sequel.
"We rob from the rich and give to the less fortunate!"
My daughter and I grabbed this off Netflix last week as she fairly enjoyed the original. She did find it entertaining and watched it all the way through. I did feel they weren't creative enough with the plot but that seems consistent with the Disney sequels. Overall, this is worth watching with your children once but I wouldn't purchase it.
"Don't encourage them!"