The Care Bears Movie Reviews
An orphaned brother and sister have lost hope in the theory of friendship and kindness in mankind. The Care Bears observe their feelings from the clouds and come down to talk to the siblings about their feelings. Meanwhile, another orphan finds a book of magic that could kill everyone on Earth. Can the Care Bears and orphans work together to stop the boy and his evil magic?
"It's amazing what you can do when you really put your heart to it."
Arna Selznick, director of Back to School with Franklin and Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby without a Name, delivers The Care Bear Movie. The storyline for this picture is fairly cheesy, straightforward, and mediocre. The animation is classic 80s style (think He-Man, GI Joe, and Thundertcats). The voices are appropriate for the characters and I was always glad they worked the Care Bear cousins into the movie.
"Our only hope is the Care Bear stare!"
I came across this while flicking through the children's section of Netflix. I watched this with my daughter and she loved it as much as I did as a kid. I actually watched this with my mom when I was about 5 or 6 with my best friend at the time Kelly Dow at her grandmother's house. This is one of those films you love as a kid and grow-up and think, "wow, super cheesy." Overall, this is a movie your children will love but you'll likely never feel compelled enough to purchase.
"The Care Bear stare didn't work."
The animation hasn't held up very well over the years, but the songs are still just as catchy. Some great voice work too.
Despite being a head in a book, the villain can be quite intimidating at times.
And while I think the Bears alone would be fun, the Cousins really do make the film. Since they are all different animals, it gives them more personality.
"We care! We care!"
I am a child of the 80's, therefore this is automatic win.