“Bears” is an interesting story that reveals the hardships faced by bear cubs in their first year. It is amazing that this film is not scripted as the mother Sky faces off against aggressive male bears and an intimidating grey wolf. Set against a beautiful and treacherous Alaskan landscape, these bears must battle to survive the weather and the wild. Even if the story doesn't do much for you, the cubs are adorable. This film is superior to scripted films like “Milo and Otis” because, rather than film the animals and make up a story around the footage, “Bears” shows a real journey. John C. Reilly’s narration is entertaining and will make this a great film for kids, but it can be a bit over the top for adults. Except for the part where the clam gets stuck on Scout’s claw. That was hilarious. The story even has a cute moral at the end. “Bears” isn't my favorite documentary, but it is a cute story that I will look forward to watching with my children someday.
[Pictured: Sky with Scout and Amber]