Cocaine Bear is a B-grade romp of a movie from Elizabeth Banks. The movie is just plain fun. It’s not trying to be smart. There doesn’t appear to be any social commentary, or perhaps I was just too wasted. So it stands out as one of those movies that is a breath of fresh cocaine.
Marketing for smaller movies is very important. It can really make a movie that doesn’t seem great, work. Look at M3gan. The viral marketing for that movie basically guaranteed a sequel. And that makes me very happy because I loved it! So when I saw the Cocaine Bear trailer at the cinema, I know I’d be watching it. And watching it in the cinema too! Thanks Cineworld for your Unlimited card.
The bear essentials
It’s loosely based on the real events that took place in 1985. A smuggler crashes with kilos of cocaine lost in a forest. A bear chomps it all. And that’s just about where the similarities end. In the movie, the ‘Cocaine Bear’ goes on a rampage as it’s narcotics-fuelled mind attacks everything around it. Except for one dude. The bear… Well… you should just watch it!
Here’s my spoiler free review of Cocaine Bear.
As you can see, I really enjoyed the film. I mentioned that it’s worth seeing in the cinema because the vibe you’ll get from others watching this bonkers movie is great. Watching a big movie, like a Marvel movie, requires one to usually shut the hell up, and only laugh at the predesignated laughing bits. But this movie doesn’t require you to keep track of what the characters are saying. Just go in, have some fun, and forget the world is outside.
Also, don’t do drugs kids!
What do you think? Will you go watch it? Have you already seen it? Let me know!