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The Country Bears 2002

Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, "The Country Bears" (2002) is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of Behind the...

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I knew going into this movie that I should not expect much. And even with that in mind, I was totally disappointed. The only reason I watched this movie was because my son wanted to watch it. Even he got tired of the gimmick and left the room.
This is a movie based on an attraction at Disney World that is very enjoyable. Unfortunately just because the attraction is good, doesn't mean it will translate even in theory to film. And I have a hard time thinking that I am the only one who realized this. How can studios continue to pump out this tripe. And how can talented actors, like Christopher Walken, be drawn to a simple waste of tape.
We watched this movie on cable, so I did not spend extra to view it. This script shows no originality, the acting is terrable, the effects are non-existant, and nobody should ever be subjected to this. I fear that our time will be judged by films like this, since most studio films seem to be following this trend.
PLOT SUMMARY

Enter Beary.

Beary is... a bear.

His family are humans.

He asks them if he's adopted.

Now, I expected them to go 'Really, no shit? What made you come to that genius conclusion?!', but...

"What makes you think that honey? (No pun intended)"

Beary replies "Because Zack doesn't look like me. He has freckles and I don't and his eyes are blue, mine are brown".

He's serious.

Let's just recap: His family are human beings. He's a bear.

So anyway, they tell him he isn't (LIARS).

Then Zack, the one with the only common sense in the movie tells him he is when the parents aren't around.

Beary runs away and mets the Country Bears, a band he has an unhealthy obsession with.

END PLOT SUMMARY

This movie is so bad, don't watch it. The bears are annoying, the plot is stupid, the idea is stupid, whoever actually paid $7 to see it is stupid (I saw it on the Disney channel), the whole damn movie is stupid.

Walt Disney is spinning in his grave so damn much right now.
Country Bears

Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, "The Country Bears" (2002) is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of Behind the Music rock & roll bands. Beary, a young bear raised by a human family in a world where humans and talking bears coexist, attempts to trace his roots. He meets up with the Country Bears, a long-since broken-up band, a parody of bands like the Eagles. Beary helps the Country Bears reunite for one final concert, while searching for who he truly is.

written by Matt Dicker for IMDB
A story about a bear band 'The Country Bears', that years ago split up and left Country Bear Hall to Henry . A young bear, Beary always dreamt of visiting Country Bear Hall and fulfulling his dream, but upon arrival Beary releases that Country Bear Hall will not be for much longer as Henry owes $20,000 on the hall, and the bank is taking the property.

Desprate to save the hall, Beary gets Henry to track down the old band members for one last concert, and save Country Bear Hall.

This film is full of 1 liners, and the dumb bears just kept it coming.

Recommended for anyone with a good sence of humor.

This film is actually VERY enjoyable. I know it looks utterly stupid but it's actually off it's tiny little head and full of screwball comedy. And although alot of it is obviously tailored to a younger audience, there's plenty to keep adults entertained. It's far from a great film, but it's good fun and great entertainment for children.
:fresh: 6/10
Maybe I'm the only one getting exhausted from ugly Disney films, but I know I'm not going to hide my feelings.
Terrible, just terrible.
Personally, I think everybody is overlooking the obvious and ignoring the best that this movie has to offer. Yes, the plot is a little simplistic and the acting is not exactly up to par. Not unlike the Blues Brothers, however, this movie is truly about the music. John Hiatt's incredible vocals really lend to the atmosphere of this film. Include other noted musicians like Krystal, Jennifer Paige, and a fantastic duet from Don Henley and Bonnie Raitt and you have a solid music movie with a great tempo and a solid soundtrack. Granted, not Disney's best film, but it deserves more respect than it's been getting.
I mostly recommend it for people who enjoy Country Bear Jamboree at Walt Disney World which the movie is based on.