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Norm of the North: Back to the City

Released Jan 11, 2019 1h 31m Kids & Family Comedy Adventure Animation TRAILER for Norm Of The North: Keys To The Kingdom: Trailer 1 List
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Norm the polar bear runs into trouble when he travels to New York to accept the keys to the city. When he returns home, he must unite with his animal friends to save the Arctic from a devious company that plans to steal the ice. Read More Read Less
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Sandie Angulo Chen Common Sense Media Forgettable, unnecessary, disjointed polar bear sequel. Rated: 1/5 Jan 18, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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ana luisa u Animación horrible personajes molestos muchos gringe película super aburrida al menos es mejor que uno es un 2.6 de 10 Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/10/23 Full Review Boi Great animation totally the story was 2 plots it's great Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Meghan S The paralells in the film with the mayor and Chris cuomo were very woke. I also enjoyed how the writers alluded to the Russian doping scandal in the Olympics. Very eye opening experience. Just kidding it was actually trash :) Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/07/22 Full Review Audience Member This review contains spoilers (but I guess you don't even mind watching it). I do not believe it. I also saw the sequel to the ugliest movie I've ever laid eyes on. But I had to do it, as I found it in television programming and was tempted to see if there has been a slight improvement or if there is never an end to the worst. Let's start by specifying one thing: I did not like this film and it bored me a lot, but the production in my opinion has read some reviews, because I have seen microscopic improvements. The characters no longer move their arms at random, and the story at least is as sensible as the villain's motives. Of course, the plot holes remain: for example we discover that the son Quinn, the eldest, can speak Humanese for no reason (perhaps genetic reasons?). What we do know for sure is that Norm has become King (oh dear how much is it to say) and he is invited back to New York to receive the keys to the city. Don't ask me why. Meanwhile at the north pole the other two children take their father's cell phone to be able to see the award ceremony. In New York we meet the two humans we had seen in the previous film and Norm receives the Mayor's keys as a more symbolic act. The next day, however, there were robberies in major banks where Norm was blamed because the cameras had seen him. Surely you are thinking that it cannot be Norm, also because we are told shortly before that Norm's gadgets have exploded and therefore it could also be understood that his fault is not his. I immediately thought of the Mayor as guilty, because ... Yes. He is the only character they have known so far and therefore, if you wanted to develop a mystery, it doesn't work. In Scooby Doo, for example, we are introduced to numerous characters because in this way we manage to disperse the real culprit and there are many suspicions to bet on. A problem that unfortunately also suffered by Cars 2. Returning to us, we are also introduced to this rabbit who acts as a rich man but also Norm's adviser. In my opinion, without him the film could have gone on honestly, but someone new has to be added by force, albeit in a forced way. Eventually, surprised, we discover that the Mayor is the culprit and after a chase he is captured by Norm. The film could also end here, but to make us more bored, a second episode is also introduced in which people from one state extract ice directly from the Arctic to be able to produce water. However, a senseless move, given that the transport costs and certainly the expenses are not worth the trip. From which starts a hockey challenge against the state and in the end, I would never have gotten there, the arctic wins. There is not much more to say about the story, except that it falls into very badly exploited clichés and is ultra-predictable. The graphics get worse than the first and are just plain ugly. The main characters do not undergo a real evolution and the new one-dimensional characters. Norm's children really could have been better exploited but they are only extras. Nobody asked. Honestly who wanted it? Well, we have a 4 movie franchise. I have already made too many sacrifices and I don't want to continue. I wasted 3 hours, I know, but I want to do it for the good of humanity. With bad graphics, two boring stories, and characters lacking real development, Norm of The North 2 was not meant to exist. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Norm abused his son and doesn't have a nice arse in this one, not my norm. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Why does this movie exist? After the first one was already bad, why make two more? You trying to Spielberg, nice try!😔 Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Norm the polar bear runs into trouble when he travels to New York to accept the keys to the city. When he returns home, he must unite with his animal friends to save the Arctic from a devious company that plans to steal the ice.
Director
Tim Maltby, Richard Finn
Producer
Liz Young, Ken Katsumoto, Andrew Tight
Screenwriter
Derek Chan
Distributor
Lionsgate Films
Production Co
Discreet Arts Productions, Splash Entertainment, Lionsgate
Genre
Kids & Family, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 11, 2019, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 11, 2019
Runtime
1h 31m
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