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Plot: An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converge in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound black bear goes on a murderous rampage after unintentionally ingesting cocaine.
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“COCAINE BEAR offers what one expects from it: an absolutely INSANE bear wreaking gory, bloody havoc while also doing the stupidest things imaginable. A totally nonsensical yet extremely entertaining time where nothing else matters besides the bear who did cocaine.”
OK, so the plot wears a little thin after a while but I really did quite enjoy this daft action adventure film. It all starts with a bloke tossing bags from an aircraft before he clonks his head on the door whilst leaving, mid-air, and next thing the police are identifying the body and a large duffle bag of cocaine. Where’s the rest of it? Well out near the original “glory hole” at Cagney’s Cavern a bear is having the time of her life – and snacking on just about anything that crosses her path – including Scandi tourists as an appetiser! A couple of kids “Dee Dee” (Brooklyn Prince) and “Henry” (Christian Convery) bunk off school to visit a waterfall and pretty soon her mother and the feisty park ranger “Liz” (Margo Martindale) are all trying to find them and stay one step ahead of the increasingly stoned apex predator. It’s got funny moments, scary moments – downright silly moments; Martindale and the young Convery are good fun too, and there is even a bit of a moral to the story from “Eddie” (Alden Ehrenreich) who is determined to opt out of the drug dealing business of his ruthless dad “Syd” (Ray Liotta). It’s not often folks laugh out loud in a cinema these days and folks did – as did I – tonight. Rocket science it isn’t, but entertaining it certainly is and the bear has some nifty moves, too!
For better or worse, it’s the exact movie you expect from the trailer…
Cocaine Bear offers little beyond the trailers in terms of originality, flashiness, or cleverness, but it does offer more of the same…and a lot of it. Chances are, however you interpret the trailers and however you feel about them will determine how you enjoy this movie. If you’re ready for a leave-your-brain-at-home 80’s adventure of slasher gore (sans human antagonist) and some corny punchlines, then this is your ticket. I would be lying if I said I did not have the occasional chuckle, and truth be told, some of SFX company Weta’s bear animations were uncomfortably realistic at times. Ultimately though, I found myself several times throughout the brisk 95 minute runtime wishing the film would tingle my brain with abstractions that never came.
My advice? If you like the trailer, see it in theaters. If you were indifferent about the trailer, wait until it hits streaming.
Tongue not quite enough in cheek
‘Cocaine Bear’ does exactly what it says on the box – it’s a film about a black bear in Georgia, USA, that gets high from some cocaine dumped in the forest and goes on a rampage. Very loosely based on a true story, where illegal drugs actually were thrown out of a plane and killed a bear. Needless to say, the bear is CGI. The cast is surprisingly strong, with the main cast of ‘The Americans’ present – Russell, Rhys & Martindale – along with Ehrenreich (from ‘Solo’), Jackson Jr (from ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’), Whitlock Jr (from heaps of stuff) & Ray Liotta’s final ever role.
Even though it has funny parts, there’s probably not enough consistently funny jokes or moments to be a true comedy. Likewise with the horror/thriller aspect – there’s some scary moments, but nothing sustained or truly horrific. A bit of gore and I think the death tally reached 9 in the end, but probably needed to be a few more to reach actual horror territory.
It’s basically a creature feature, and I’d put it alongside ‘The Meg’ and ‘Piranha 3D’, rather than ‘Jaws’ or ‘King Kong’. The cast are all likeable, but their skills are severely underutilised. The score is good and some of the shots of the Chattahoochee forest are nice. The ending is a bit underwhelming with too much family drama.
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Director Elizabeth Banks
Writer Jimmy Warden
Actors Ray Liotta, Margo Martindale, Keri Russell
Country United States
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