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Norm of the North: Family Vacation

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Another Arctic adventure with polar bear family; some peril.

Movie NR 2020 88 minutes
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NORTH OF THE NORM

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A tad better than the first three movies in the series is faint praise, but some of the jokes, characters, and silly action do work better this time around. Unfortunately, Norm of the North: Family Vacation still suffers from undistinguished animation, a routine story, and some truly thoughtless choices (a killer whale opting to sing "I'm a Little Teapot" for his musical number -- it doesn't get more uninspired and low-cost than that). The central story line has "villains" that make absolutely no sense, could never carry out their misdeeds as the characters are drawn, and when revealed suffer no consequences for their behavior. It's disappointing, because the franchise's fifth "adventure" is already in production, so the filmmakers have found a fan base. They simply need to respect their young audiences and give them something worthwhile.

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