This isn’t your brain on drugs, it’s a damn bear. The title alone suggests a D-list movie in the vein of Sharknado, The VelociPastor and Zombeavers, but with a budget, sense of humor and A-list director Elizabeth Banks, Cocaine Bear is a wild and crazy-fun B-movie ride.
Unlike those other films, this one though is inspired by true events. A bear addicted to cocaine? Yep. Inspired by the true story of a drug runner’s plane crash in 1985, the missing cocaine he dropped before his fatal parachuting accident and the black bear that ate it all.
Jimmy Warden’s script follows different folks who all converge onto Blood Mountain in Georgia where duffel bags of cocaine fell.
This isn’t the type of movie to overanalyze its merits or the state of cinema. Banks directed this movie with no sense of subtlety as the cast of oddball characters become entangled with the ursine addict.