Director: Seth MacFarlane
Run time: 1hr 46m
So… I love bears, and I like the teddy versions as well, but I’m not so comfortable with too much crudeness. The trailer for this confused me greatly, I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to watch it or not! I knew there would be epic cuteness, but also… this is a bear that does drugs and swears and god knows what else. In the end, cuteness won out.
0:35 – I do so love the new Universal logo.
2:39 – That is a wicked cute bear. The squeezy voice isn’t right though!
6:08 – Just like the baby Jesus. Not for long, I think!
8:57 – Mark Wahlberg doing the eighties is just a bit too close to reality!
11:25 – Special bear pedals!
12:21 – “That’s my bad, I was sending a tweet.”
16:27 – I want a bear that watches Flash Gordon and also discusses the economy.
20:32 – There should never be any ultimatums between peoples and bears.
26:57 – Mr C loves a good film in film reference, and there have already been far too many!
30:02 – Bear in a suit!
33:47 – Bear carrying a box! I don’t think I can take much more of this.
40:03 – “Ikea kitted the whole place out for $47.”
48:31 – The Boston accent is something else.
52:11 – No one said I would have to watch Flash Gordon as prep for this.
55:02 – Bear doing karaoke!
1:00:03 – “I was going to stop in for five minutes and then Flash Gordon…”
1:05:55 – Bear rage!
1:06:43 – It’s a bear, how hard can his punches be?
1:09:21 – Actual Norah Jones!
1:17:59 – We appear to have ourselves a case of bearnapping.
1:25:04 – I must admit I did not expect there to be a car chase in this.
1:31:19 – “She’s your thunder buddy now.”
1:33:16 – Even in his regular bear state, he’s the cutest thing ever.
1:39:45 – I like the character wrap up to the stylings of Queen in the background.
What I hadn’t anticipated, in amongst all my ponderings about what the film would be like, is that it’s freakishly funny. Sure there’s a lot of stuff that I am too prudish to get, and there are references that go over my head, but even with all that, there’s still enough funny to the point I couldn’t breath. The bear is as cute as expected, you might have got that from the above. I didn’t really like the sad bit, for obvious reasons, but it all works out okay in the end. Loved it.