Full Movie Reviews
MovieAddict - wrote on 11/04/2012
The movie starts out with a young Indian named Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix) about to go through the ceremony with his tribe in which he will receive his totem, and become a man. He receives the totem of love, which is a source of humiliation to him, because his brothers received totems of guidance and wisdom - more manly things.
When Kenai's brother is killed by a bear, Kenai takes it upon himself to seek vengeance against the bear resulting in a cruel trick of fate by the ancient spirits who magically transform him into a bear to see the errors of his way. Now with young cub Koda who lost his mother, Kenai will learn lessons about tolerance, acceptance and understanding of others.
The music by Phil Collins and Tina Turner is admirable and the moose brothers, played by those …
Delorted - wrote on 01/20/2008
After Sitka (D.B. Sweeney) died saving his brothers’ lives from a bear, Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix) decided to get revenge for his sibling’s death. Through this, the spirits of the world transformed him into a bear. Now he must learn about love and brotherhood in “Brother Bear.”
I remember seeing this in theaters and not liking it too much, but I really enjoyed it the second time around. There’s a really good story here that goes along with the spirit of Disney. The characters are also very lovable and understandable. You also have people like Phoenix and Rick Moranis (as Rutt) doing voices, so it’s entertaining at the least.
I did have a little problem with acting at first, but it picked up once Sweeney was out of the picture. He sounded like he should have been doing a …