DisneyToons review: Brother Bear 2

DisneyToon's 35th film.
DisneyToon’s 35th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that……… Hhmmmph, I do not know if it is better than the first film, and if anyone knows my thoughts on Brother Bear, well………. it is not good. I actually watched this film a bit when I was younger, and watching it almost a decade later has changed my opinion a lot.

Production

There is no information on the production of this film.

Story

The film starts with Kenai (Patrick Dempsey) and Koda (Jeremy Suarez) having fun with one another in their own world. It is automatically established that love with girls is going to be the main theme of the movie. Kenai has a dream about his childhood friend Nita (Mandy Moore), who he had to save from drowning in the river. He gives her some sort of amulet to remember him by, and they promise to be friends forever. We never really know what happened to their friendship since that moment, whether they remained in touch, or whether that was the last time they saw one another.

So it is Nita's wedding day, and she is supposed to wed Atka (Jeff Bennett), and..... we all know where this is going. She seems perfectly content with marrying him, but the land is literally split to signify that they should not get married. She goes to the elder advisor Innoko (Wanda Sykes), who tells her that she is tied to Kenai, and needs to burnhte amulet to be free, and get married to whomever she wants to. And then the plot starts.
So it is Nita’s wedding day, and she is supposed to wed Atka (Jeff Bennett), and….. we all know where this is going. She seems perfectly content with marrying him, but the land is literally split to signify that they should not get married. She goes to the elder advisor Innoko (Wanda Sykes), who tells her that she is tied to Kenai, and needs to burnhte amulet to be free, and get married to whomever she wants to. And then the plot starts.

She meets Koda and Kenai, to which the latter refuses to help out. Nita manages to trick him by  saying that the spirits might turn him back into a human if he does not help her. The moose Rutt and Tuke (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) get involved in their own love story, which is an obvious contrast to Nita and Kenai’s eventual relationship.

Koda and Nita officially bond over ripping Kenai a new one, which causes them to end up in a predicament, where Kenai is stuck in a beaver dam, and the amulet is in the water. They are about to retrieve it, but a raccoon snatches it, and this ends up turning into a long chase, which causes Nita and Kenai to bond like they did when they were children.

So they unknowingly start to isolate Koda, and blah, blah, blah. We know where this is going. He overhears Kenai saying that he sometimes wants to change back, and he whines and cries, lashing out at all of them. Nita is the one who ends up saving him, only to end up falling in some sort of avalanche. Things are all good.
So they unknowingly start to isolate Koda, and blah, blah, blah. We know where this is going. He overhears Kenai saying that he sometimes wants to change back, and he whines and cries, lashing out at all of them. Nita is the one who ends up saving him, only to end up falling in some sort of avalanche. Things are all good.

Nita revealed earlier that she has been afraid of water ever since she drowned, which is why she did not get the amulet. They grow even closer, and all of a sudden, they fall in love. There is the subplot of the two moose having two female moose fall in love with each of them, and the brothers get jealous of one another. WHO CARES.

The trio end up burning the amulet where Kenai and Nita used to hang out as children. The animal communication spell wears off, which causes her to return back to her tribe. Days later, Kenai is sad, and Nita is as well, despite it being her wedding day. Koda decides to go to her village, so her and Kenai can get together. This foes not go well, since the tribe is afraid of bears, and wants to hunt Koda and Kenai (who chases after him, thanks to the moose). HOLD UP. ISN’T THIS KENAI’S OLD TRIBE? NITA AND THE OLDER WOMAN KNEW THAT HE TURNED INTO A BEAR. They WOULD HAVE KNOWN who him and Koda are.

Since her fiance goes after the bears, she calls off their relationship, and wants to be turned into a bear which the spirits fulfill for her…….. Brilliant. The films with the two having a bear wedding, with humans and animals attending.

This film has most of the same flaws as the first film. A lot of stupid and weird decisions that are horribly excecuted, a thin plot, and characters who are decent at best. It is not the worst thing I have see, but it is for sure not good either.
This film has most of the same flaws as the first film. A lot of stupid and weird decisions that are horribly excecuted, a thin plot, and characters who are decent at best. It is not the worst thing I have see, but it is for sure not good either.

Characters

The characters range from neutral/numb-feeling, to annoying.

Kenai
He is not as irritating as he was in the first film. Emphasis on as.
Koda
He is the same, which means he is annoying.
Moose
I guess they had a bit more to do in this film, but I still could not muster a care in the world.
Nita
She is nice enough……. Pretty normal, has fears, and is nice…….

Animation

Something about the animation is just………. I don’t really know how to describe it. It seems like the foreground and background blend a bit too much……. like there is a lack of focus at times. The designs are fine enough, but it just seems like it is all in the same focus ground.

Music

You can definitely tell that there is no Phil Collins working on the soundtrack. Most of the songs were very generic, and a lot of the scores were decent at best. I could have done without the songs to be honest, and there was a hint of pop in the music.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on August 29th, 2006, it received mixed reviews and reception.

Reception Today

Honestly, when it comes to Disney sequels, people do not really mention much about this film at all. It seems like this film is one of the mid-tier rankings in regarding the canon.

Final Score

Story: 5.5/10

Characters: 5/10

Animation: 7/10

Music: 6.5/10

24/40 = 60%

Next time

Review: March 27th, 2016.
Review: March 27th, 2016.
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14 thoughts on “DisneyToons review: Brother Bear 2

    1. Yeah…… It was not pleasant.

      I am just glad that as I am writing, that there is the 3rd Little Mermaid left before the Tinkerbell movies. And even then, Planes is still crap. DisneyToons seems to be going down as of late though.

      1. I have only seen the first few. The franchise recently ended, so the studio is probably desperate at this point, since they dragged the Tinkerbell franchise.

      2. Oh they get better as they go along. My favorite is Pirate Fairy but Fairy Rescue onwards are really well done

    1. This film won’t make you think any better about the franchise or characters, so you’re not missing anything with this one.

      I wrote a decent amount last week, so I should be seeing Tinkerbell this week. That won’t be published for another 4 weeks I believe. We’re almost there.

      1. I just want you to get there because in my opinion they are so much better than these sequels. Particularly Great Fairy Rescue on.

  1. Yeah, it’s not a good film, but it’s not a horrendous one either. Good luck on next week’s film as that’s one of the worst one in the DisneyToons canon

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