Even though it has a lot of problems, Cocaine Bear is fun to watch because it makes dark comedy out of its silly premise. Most of the time, the movie is funny, and even though the bear causes a lot of chaos and destruction (as well as blood and gore), you can’t help but wonder where it’s all going and what the point is. The story was never very interesting, and the longer the movie goes, the more that becomes clear. The main character was a nurse and single mother named Sari (Russell). Her only goal was to find her missing daughter Dee Dee (Brooklyn Prince), who was somewhere in the forest. She tried to add some humanity to the movie, and even just her determination was interesting to watch. Dee Dee’s best friend Henry, played by Christian Convery, went with her. They got separated when they skipped school to go to the forest. In the end, his youth and energy made him a scene-stealer right up there with the other big names in the cast.
The VFX that brought the bear to life were done well in the scenes where it showed up, as were the blood, gore, and other body parts that it left behind. The tone was like a cheesy 1980s B-movie, and even though the plot was silly, it was fun to watch the camera try to keep up with all the crazy and the mostly over-the-top characters. Everyone did a good job, but Russel and Convery stood out. Russell was the heart of the movie, and she got the top billing. She used her life experience to think on her feet and survive. Convery’s energy and his delivery of a few funny lines were great. Margo Martindale, who played a park ranger named Burn, also had some scenes that stole the show. Even though it wasn’t the actors’ fault, the movie just had too many people in it. Visit o2tvmovies for more!