In case you haven’t heard the news, Norm of the North just released on Blu-Ray Combo Pack yesterday! I’ve been sharing some fun stuff about the lovable dancing polar bear with an identity crisis for a few months now, so I was really looking forward to seeing it with Jacob.
We didn’t have a chance to catch it in theaters. We rarely get to go to the movies these days between his activity schedule and my work load, so I make sure we have at least one mom-son movie night a week. This week, we snuggled up to watch Norm take on a corporate giant and save his home from developers.
Norm of the North Movie Review: Big Fun for Kids
Norm of the North is one of those movies that manages to take a major message and make it accessible to children. As parents, while watching the flick, you know what they’re trying to say. The Arctic is one of the last untouched areas of the world, but how long will that last? What would happen if a greedy tycoon decided to tap into that untapped wonder? Obviously, we wouldn’t get a dancing polar bear and his lovable lemming sidekicks hitting the streets of NYC to put a stop to it, but I imagine there would be some kind of push-back from the Arctic wildlife.
Life can be a real bear—just ask Norm, a polar bear with unusual talents and a heart as big as the great outdoors. When he hears that human homes are going to be built in his Arctic backyard, Norm comes to the rescue. With a team of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm heads to the concrete jungle of New York City on a freewheeling, fun-filled mission to stop the madness and save the Arctic.
The movie also deals with issues like being true to yourself, celebrating what makes us each different and relying on your friends to keep you on the right track. I’ve read a lot of Norm of the North reviews and have come to one conclusion: grown ups shouldn’t review kids movies unless they have the capacity to think like a kid.
Norm takes messages that we want our kids to hear, puts them on the face of a goofball animal and drives them home by shrouding them in just the types of jokes are children find absolutely hilarious. Is it a brilliant work of art worthy of an Oscar? Probably not. It is, however, a fun movie for kids, plain and simple. Isn’t that what it’s supposed to be all about?
Jacob and I both had some laughs during the movie. I thought Norm was adorable and particularly loved his lemming pals. The bonus features are fun, too! Jacob is the master of the one-liner, so he enjoyed the That’s Funny! The Movie’s Best Jokes & One-liners bonus feature. The Arctic Shake video is fun for younger kids. Encourage your children to get up and get moving with Norm!
Other bonus features include deleted scenes and a cool Arctic Challenge Trivia Game. Get it, cool? Because it’s Arctic? I’m super punny, right? Now you know where my kid gets it from.
Norm of the North Activities
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Jake and I love playing Tic Tac Toe together, even though I never win. Grab Norm of the North on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Combo pack today at your favorite retailer, or on Amazon for $19.99!
Did you see Norm of the North yet? What were your thoughts on the movie?
This looks like a really cute, family movie. I will definitely have to check it out as soon as I can.
I haven’t seen Norm yet, but was curious about it. I love kid’s movies. They are fun to watch and always have great messages. I like how animated movies tend to be designed for kids and adults these days.
It sounds like a wicked fun movie to watch with the kids, I also like the activity pages. I have to be honest, I never heard about this movie or that it was already shown in theaters!
This looks like such a fun animated adventure. This will be great for a movie night with the kids.
Actually it looks like a good and fun movie to watch. I want to watch it with kids or with the whole family.
This movie looks so cute! I was actually looking at this movie at the store today debating on whether or not to buy it. Thank you for posting!
Absolutely looks a good film for the whole family, I bet my two boys will be excited for this
I always look forward to new animated movies. We try to keep our entertainment clean and this looks like a really cute one.
Amazing movie indeed. Love this too. For sure the kids will love it as well.
I think this does look so cute. I’d love to own it on DVD.
Sounds like a wonderful movie to watch with the kids, with so much of fun & excitement all around. The commercials look amazing & I would love to grab a copy of the DVD. My kids are going to love it.
That is so exciting and great movie. My sister will love that. Thanks!
I remember the previews for this. It looks like such a cute film. I can’t believe it’s on DVD already. Where did the time go.
We saw this in theaters and loved it. We’ve actually rented it on demand too. I need to get this on DVD soon before my kiddos ask for it again.
We have this movie and watch it all the time and the activity sheets are fun to do! A really good family movie with a fun story!