I had a huge crush on this movie when it came out, but my love for it has dissipated through the years. Although the visuals and the main duo of characters are quite appealing, the musical moments are just unbearable.
Great movie about learning about the other side of a two sided system. Easy to describe as a hunter stepping into the shoes of the hunted. Great plot, great music by Phil Colins, and relatable characters
Despite some cultural stereotyping, Brother Bear remains a beautifully touching film about karma, mitigating your effects on nature, respect for the earth, family, owning up to your mistakes, and letting people into your heart. The colors character designs, and backgrounds are beautiful and the relationship between the two bears is adorable and tender, A strangely underrated gem.
"A story about a brother who became a man by being a bear." This movie still does the Disney thing by implying non-white people, by being closer to "nature" are closer to "animality" and are therefore interchangeable with non-human animals. I am glad that it wasn't about the little bear being so good that he became human, but the Phil Collins songs were really bad. Joaquin couldn't even save it.
That's... better than what I imagined... the drama is handled fairly well, but on the other side the comedy bits just fall flat. It's not a bad movie but it just look like an half wasted occasion. Ah... and... Phil Collins, please stop singing random songs in Disney movies, you're not even a bear.