Didn't know what to expect heading into this other than it sounded interesting to me. I was at the least hoping it wasn't going to be a cgi fest and it wasn't. Minimally used from what I noticed and mostly used in the last few moments.
The actors did decent enough jobs...although Billy Bobs dialogue was laid on a bit thick I thought. I was surprised Piper's character was chosen to be deaf. Being a nature photographer(I believe) in what seemed like a heavily populated bear zone would not be my 1st choice of a career for sure. It's hard enough to hear critters in the woods at times when your not deaf! Bart the Bear (II) did a fine job with what he had to work with...lol!
There are a few not so perfect moments. For instance: You had an earlier encounter with a man eating grizzly, your now supposed to be on night "guard" duty at camp and you end up climbing into a tent to get warm/catch some Z's! Doh!!!!!!
I haven't seen many movies themed around a bear like this, don't really think there are many anyway, but i would probably rank this movie 3rd behind the gems: The Edge and The Bear.
I rate this about a 6.7 out of 10.
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