Brother Bear is about Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix), a young Native boy who takes revenge on the bear who killed his older brother. When his brother's spirit sees what he's doing, he changes Kenai into a Bear to make him see through the animals point-of-view.
AMAZING! I was really impressed at how well done this movie is. I have to admit that this is one of my favorite animated films to date. The music by Phil Collins and (surprise!) Tina Turner are great! The score really stands out too, especially during the exciting transformation scene. Though, not as much music as my second favorite animated film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, this one still delivers and music placement is put in where music is needed. The story is a bit strong and there are some scary scenes that may frighten little children, but other than that, the kids will forget about it when the two hilarious Moose, Rutt and Tuke, arrive on-screen (voiced wonderfully by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas). The Animation mixed in with a few CGI's are fantastic! as is the detail and the usage of the widescreen scope is used to the fullest extent. I was reading around and one reviewer said that this is a collaboration of all of the Disney themes, such as family in 'The Lion King', the transformation of 'The Little Mermaid', the Natives in 'Pocahontas' and the collaboration of Phil Collins again, just like in 'Tarzan'. I do agree with this and found it incredibly interesting that there are similarities which I welcome to with open arms.Read more ›
Brother Bear is the coming of age story of three brothers. The youngest is supposed to find love before he can become a man...and learn the meaning of the word. He wants strength and honor, not love. In order to teach him a lesson the spirit of his older brother turns him into a bear. He sees things from a different perspective and learns to love. The characters in the movie are what make this predictable tale so great. Rick Moranis is the voice of one moose. It's almost like the moose came straight out of Strange Brew. Very funny!
Definitely watch this...even if you don't have kids.
The music was awesome, but I wish Jason Raize did a song. He was talented as Simba. He could've sang the Transformation song in English, but he no longer walks the earth. The music was done in a near broadway style, meaning that it might be a broadway in a few years. With the story and humor, you could have a broadway, especially with the Transformation theme.
The story had meaning and value to it, and that's important. Even though some parts seemed to be rushed, it eventually works itself into the movie.
I got alot jokes.
"Bear with me."
"Grin & bear it."
"I bare naked!!! Read more