Mike White: I was really looking forward to the movie Bears as I’m a big fan of leather daddies but, alas(ka), this movie seems to have nary a leather man in sight. It’s about real bears with really lame music playing against scenes of them running around through the wilderness. Didn’t we just see this a few weeks ago when it was called “Lemurs” or something like that? I’d see this movie if Werner Herzog was narrating it.
Josh Hadley: No Charlton Heston hunting these things? What about Christopher Walken as the villain? No? At least there is no Tim Allen trying to be “funny” in this one… although that still does nothing to make this not seem like something I should be watching on Animal Planet for free.
Glenn Criddle: Seems like a fairly typical Disney docco. Very pretty cinematography, some semblance of a narrative and cute fluffy bears that will in no way tear out your throat if you get too close then rip you limb from limb before feasting on your still twitching corpse. Bears…. They’re cuddly.
Alex Jowski: I just like the word “bears”
Martha Page: I like bears and movies about bears. I’m fine with this.
Jillian Zurawski: I wonder if there were other “original” bear families being followed for their “epic journey”, but then the baby gets mauled or something horrible happens. “YO TONY! WE GOTTA FIND A NEW BEAR!” “AWW MAN, AGAIN?!” Ah well, maybe they’ll put it in the blooper reel… ;P
Charles Campbell: Yea, this one has no interest with me whatsoever. I live in Central PA where seeing bears is normal and I could care less on how they live. I just want the bastards to stay out of my trash! Seriously though, I really have no interest in watching this. Plus, after “White Wilderness,” I have a hard time trusting Disney with animals.
Justin Widerski: Wow they are working really hard to sell this movie. Really hard. I gotta admit from a marketing perspective, it’s kind of brilliant as they’re pulling out all the stops to sell this.
- Using all the big helicopter shots and bear-fighting to make it look epic
- Using words like “Unpredictable,” “Struggle” and “Strength”
- Play up the family aspect as much as possible to seduce parents
- Add a charity drive to guilt parents
Seriously this is probably just a boring bear documentary that didn’t turn out nearly as interesting as they hoped. So they whipped up this beauty and slapped on “Home,” the current contender for the most over-used pop song in trailers and commercials, to make it feel inspiring. There’s so much buildup about Alaska that when the narrator says “The world of… bears” I almost burst out laughing and immediately wanted this trailer redubbed by Christopher Walken. I obviously won’t be seeing this as I already watched a fantastic bear documentary. It was called Grizzly Man. Check it out if you haven’t, it’s far more worth your time then even watching the trailer for “Bears.”
mister X: where’s BART THE BEAR?!?!?
that said, looks harmless enuff-something i’ll probably never seek out on purpose but if i stumble across it i’ll give it a watch