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These trailers for NORM OF THE NORTH might be the worst things I’ve ever seen

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This past weekend I was at the cinema to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens again (still amazing the second time around by the way), and while I was waiting in line for my popcorn I saw a poster for a movie that’s coming out in two weeks’ time: Norm of the North. What struck me as weird is that I haven’t heard anything about it. We’re pretty on the ball with our coverage, so for a movie to come out of left field is rare, especially considering how close we are to the release date.

So, when I got home I diligently checked the site, and no, we haven’t posted anything about it yet. Okay, that’s strange. I mean, we’re not omniscient, theoretically this movie could have slipped through the cracks but I am determined to not let our readers down! So, I hunted down the trailer and… well, now I think I know why we didn’t bother with this before.

But, dear reader, I would be remiss if I didn’t post them for you. Without further ado, I present for your viewing pleasure, the two official trailers for Norm of the North.

A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it. With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.

Yeesh. So, should we talk about just how unutterably awful that was? Like, I had to double check that this was actually a movie from 2016 and not 2006. The animation, the voice acting, the jokes, the characters, it’s all just so… cringe. Even the lip-synching is bad. Considering the calibre of animated movies we see from the likes of Pixar, Disney and DreamWorks, all I can say is shame on you, Lions Gate. Shame. On. You.

Releasing in SA on 22 January, Norm of the North “stars” Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy. Wait a second, Bill Nighy? Seriously?! In the same movie as freaking Rob Schneider? I don’t even know any more…

Last Updated: January 12, 2016


  1. Sandelk

    January 12, 2016 at 13:10

    Some things cannot be unseen…


    • Tracy Benson

      January 12, 2016 at 13:54

      I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.


      • Unavengedavo

        January 12, 2016 at 13:55

        I would like my apology in cash please O_o


  2. RinceThis

    January 12, 2016 at 13:41

    Thanks Tracy, I can’t, I just… I mean, WHAT!?


    • Tracy Benson

      January 12, 2016 at 13:54

      Do you see the bullets I take for you guys?!


  3. Unavengedavo

    January 12, 2016 at 13:51

    Ca I please have those 3 minutes and 4 seconds of my life back? I prefer cash over EFT or e-wallet O_o


    • Tracy Benson

      January 12, 2016 at 13:54



  4. elysium

    January 13, 2016 at 18:43

    Yeah that’s pretty bad… but let’s face it, it’s no Foodfight. Norm looks like a lost Pixar film in comparison to that.


  5. WhiteRock

    January 18, 2016 at 13:25

    The lemmings look cute…?


    • Tracy Benson

      January 20, 2016 at 19:28

      The lemmings look like a Penguins from Madagascar / Minions from Despicable Me rip-off to me


  6. WhiteRock

    January 18, 2016 at 13:26

    It looks like a fake add for a crappy movie inside a real movie, except the real movie just never happens…*cringe*.


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