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 2019 American 3D 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, the only exception being Maya Kay, who reprises her role as Olympia.
- 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, and worse than the original.
- It has almost no connection to the original movie, making it feel like more of a stand-alone sequel.
- Mike Young, the founder of Splash Entertainment, couldn't take criticism for the poor reception of this movie and the original. He used the "it's made for kids" excuse to Luigitehplumber (who is an admin on this wiki) and said to him that the movie was not aimed towards "40 year olds who live in their mothers basement." We're not kidding!
- The second sequel is somewhat even worse than this.
- While the movie still has some twerking, there's a lot less of it compared to the original.
- At least Rob Schneider isn't involved in the movie, although he’s not entirely at fault for how bad the first movie was.