Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom
Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom (otherwise known as Norm of the North 2: Keys to the Kingdom, or just Norm of the North 2) is a computer-animated comedy adventure direct-to-video movie produced by Splash Entertainment and distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment as a sequel to the critically-panned Norm of the North. It consists of two 45 minute segments, titled Back to the City and The Arctic All-Stars.
Norm the polar bear runs into trouble when he travels to New York to accept the keys to the city. When he returns home, he must unite with his animal friends to save the Arctic from a devious company that plans to steal the ice.
Why It Sucks
Warning: Do not insert any points among the lines of “no one wanted this film” in this section.
- This movie was meant to be two separate 45-minute sequels released independently, but for some reason, the sequels were edited together and released as one big movie.
- The CGI is worse than the original film.
- Many assets are lazily recycled. For example, there are only 3 types of car models in the entire film, and they don't even have different textures! Norm's son also uses young Norm's model from the first movie.
- Newly created assets often do not match the former assets art style. A big offender is the Mayor, whose more realistic style clashes with the rather cartoony look of the person next to him in one scene.
- Retains the same immature humor as the original, like twerking and toilet humor.
- Almost none of the voice actors from the original reprise their roles in this sequel and only has voice actors from Canada, the only exception being Maya Kay, who reprises her role as Olympia. This is probably because many of the voice actors from the first film (except for Maya Kay) didn't want to return for the sequel after how the first film turned out.
- There is absolutely nothing that connects the two plots together, making it more obvious that the film is two 45 minute segments slapped together at the last second.
- The writing is just as bad, if not worse than the original.
- It has almost no connection to the original movie, making it feel like more of a stand-alone sequel.
- Fong the rabbit makes a very pointless comic relief.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- While the movie still has some twerking, there's a lot less of it compared to the original.
- In a somewhat distasteful comment Luigitehplumber (an Admin for this Wiki) wrote on a SuperTed Facebook page where he criticised the movie and compared it to SuperTed. Mike Young, the founder of Splash Entertainment, said that the movies were "made for kids" and not towards "40 year olds who live in their mothers basement." It’s unknown who’s to blame for Mike to say that, but both comments are quite bad in their own way.