Every preview I’ve seen, in the theatre and on television, for Disney’s new animated film, Brother Bear, leaves me absolutely unmoved by its mediocrity.
My impression of the film: take a trite story that’s been done before and probably better (try T.H. White’s The Book of Merlyn, for example), throw in some Phil Collins songs (from Tarzan to this… huh?), and top off with some sidekicks, this time yet another blatant ripoff of SCTV’s “Great White North” bit… and there you have it.
Looks like we’re headed back to the days of Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame – the Disney formula at its worst.
I know, I know… I shouldn’t judge a whole film by its trailer. And yet, what else is there, until I actually spend the time, effort, and money to see the film? They don’t leave us much choice, and I can’t say that the trailer makes me want to rush to the theatre for this one.
I suspect it’s a renter. If that.