Writer: Daniel Altiere, Steven Altiere, Malcolm T Goldman (Screenplay)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Bill Nighy, Colm Meaney, Loretta Devine
Plot: When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.
Tagline – Bear to be different
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Pathetic Comedy
Story: Norm of the North starts as we head to the North Pole and the arctic home of Norm an underachieving polar bear. He wants to become the king of the arctic like his Grandfather as he lives in peace around seals, whales, birds and for some reason lemmings.
When the real estate mogul wants to build condos in the Arctic, Norm must travel to New York City to stop Mr Greene from going through with his idea and save the Arctic.
Thoughts on Norm of the North
Characters – Norm is a polar bear that needs to help save his land in the Arctic, he seems to get himself into trouble with his clumsy action, he is mostly an insult character. Vera is the struggling single mother that is trying to help her daughter even if she doesn’t believe in what she is going. Mr Greene is an evil businessman looking to build the houses in the Arctic which would ruin the life of the wildlife.
Story – The story should be about how the humans are destroying the wildlife, but ends up just being hapless look at how one polar bear will try to stop it happening, it is mostly insulting to the audience as a story as it never gets to show the message it should be.
Adventure/Comedy/Family – The adventure just seems like click the fingers and we are there, the comedy misses on nearly every level and I wouldn’t want anyone to put their family through this one.
Settings – The settings are the Arctic, fine works and the New York because wild animal in New York City is meant to be funny I guess?
Animation – The animation at least looks good being the only positive side of the whole movie.
Final Thoughts – This is just a terrible animation that is more insulting that funny, it has an important message and fails to deliver it.
Overall: Avoid please.