Adventure, comedy, family, fantasy
Director Ben Gluck
Writers Rich Burns, Ben Gluck
Voices Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara
Related Brother Bear
Nita is preparing for her wedding until the ancestors declare she is already tied to another, a boy that saved her and gave her an amulet as children. In order to break that bond so she can we’d, she must find him so they can travel together tto the place he gave her the amulet and burn it. That boy happens to be Kenai, who has been living ands a bear with Koda. Now with Kenai and Nita getting close again, Koda begins to worry Kenai will leave him.
There’s not much in the way of originality to this. It has a scene similar to what’s in Mulan when she’s getting ready for her match making thing. It has a scene similar to that in Pocahontas when she and her father talk about her mother, plus leaving her fiance who’s more muscle than brain to spend time getting to know someone with a language barrier that their people don’t approve of. It doesn’t help that Mandy Moore isn’t exactly the best for voice work. I can overlook the voice itself being similar, but the way she spoke and the way she emphasized things just made me think I was watching a sequel to Tangled if I didn’t look at the screen.
All that being said though, it was enjoyable. After the first movie, I shouldn’t have expected anything too original. But it was enjoyable and the characters are likeable, so I’d recommend it.