Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse:
Are your kids unable to wait for Kung Fu Panda 3
, and in dire need of an animated bear fix right this very minute? A whining child who won’t take no for an answer is the only reason I can think of to recommend seeing Norm of the North
. Norm (voiced by Schneider) is a talking bear who finds his calling when he travels to New York to discourage a developer, Mr. Greene (Jeong), from building a new subdivision in the Arctic. Instead of making his case, Norm gets co-opted by Greene, who turns the bear into the endeavor’s mascot. Norm
's animation is rudimentary, and the story is told in chaotic fashion. The kids who were at the screening I attended did not seem to engage with the movie, and afterward in the bathroom I overheard two tykes tell their mom that they did not like Norm
, though they did not elaborate. Read a full review of Norm of the North.