Woke movie-goers say ‘Cocaine Bear’ ‘encourages drugs’
Awake moviegoers saw the new “Cocaine Bear” — and they think it’s way out of line.
“Cocaine Bear” received critical acclaim and grossed $8.65 million on its opening night. according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo – but not everyone is so fond of the movie.
Some “awake” viewers complained that the new film “encourages drug use” and “is not suitable for children”.
The movie – that is appreciated r because for bloody violence and gore, drug content and language everywhere – is loosely based on a true story. In 1985, a bear was found dead in the Georgia woods after consuming a drug smuggler’s stash of cocaine dropped from a plane.
“Cocaine Bear” shows how the black bear survives and becomes an addict willing to kill anyone who gets in her way. It follows an ensemble of locals, tourists, criminals and police officers who come together to try and survive the bear’s drug-fuelled rampage.
A controversial scene in the film shows 12-year-olds using cocaine, which director Elizabeth Banks previously defended.
“It was definitely controversial,” Banks told Variety. “There were conversations about, should we age these characters? We were all holding hands and we were like, ‘Guys, they must be 12.’ It is their innocence that is being tested. I found that interesting about that scene.”
Some moviegoers were not satisfied with what they saw.
“As the extreme movie buff that I am, I felt this movie lacked some soul and desire,” one viewer criticized.
“I would give zero stars if I could,” said Ammar Marashli. “It was a waste of time and I would love to get my money back. It was way too incredibly bloody and violent. We wanted to cry and vomit.”
“I never want to see a movie like that again, what a complete waste of time and very degrading to bears,” said Karl Grady. How dare it be adopted and made. Bears are beautiful animals that deserve to be respected.”
“I’d give it a star because it has to and it has a bear in it,” he added.
Others complained that the film was not family friendly.
One viewer said the film “repeatedly encouraged teens to use Class A drugs.”
“Eating blood, guts and entrails is not appropriate for children,” said Tanya Mitchell.
“This movie is nothing like what my family thought,” Adrianne Morris said. “It’s not for kids. The amount of death and blood was appalling.”
“I can’t believe I’ve ever seen such a horrible movie. My husband loves action movies and he was even taken back in some scenes. Go see something else or save your money. This movie is disgusting and will give kids nightmares,” she added.
“Cocaine Bear” is currently in theaters.