Cocaine Bear: Movie Review

Cocaine Bear Movie Review: Surprisingly Tame

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There used to be a time were raw and unrefined experiences such as "Cocaine Bear" would have scored outstanding in our books. Maybe we're older or maybe the film just didn't have that "it" factor but "Cocaine Bear" left us disappointed. It's the kind of feeling wherein the bare minimum was given but not much else to make it stand out or special. If you're up to a straightforward and you know what you're getting yourself into kind of film, then "Cocaine Bear" will at least entertain you.

When an attempt to smuggled cocaine fails, an unknown quantity of the drug falls within the Chattahoochee–Oconee National Forest. By chance, a black bear ingests and takes a liking to the cocaine - making this apex predator even more dangerous, unpredictable and violent. An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens unknowingly find themselves right in the middle of this 500-pound black bear's path.

As its title might imply, this film should have been a visceral affair with a black bear on a cocaine high. We didn't expect this to have outstanding writing or a believable premise. We just wanted this to be simply fun. Did "Cocaine Bear" deliver? Cokey the Bear at least was able to. The bear did not disappoint and the only thing that kept this film from becoming a complete disaster. Cocaine Bear, the character that is, was funny and scary all at the same time. But "Cocaine Bear" the film was simply lost on how to execute its narrative. The film just kept introducing character after character with a disregard to build any rapport or relationship with viewers. Not a single human character in this film was relatable and most if not all human characters are turned into literal punching bags and rag dolls for the bear to play around with. If you really set your expectations coming into "Cocaine Bear", like set your expectations low, then you'll probably find yourself enjoying some laughs and thrills along the way.

Rating: 2 and a half reels

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