The new movie 'Cocaine Bear' hit cinemas yesterday (February 23), and Producer Mitch from The Morning Rumble has given it a solid 4 out of 5 star rating.
The movie, which is based on a true story about a bear who ingested a shit tonne of cocaine, has been received well by fans and currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Producer Mitch reckons the characters in the film must’ve been listening to Bryce’s ‘Bear News’ segment, because they knew: “if it’s black fight back, if it’s brown stay down, and if it’s been snorting a lot of white, you’re poked.”
“It’s perfectly graphic in the best way,” Mitch said, adding that it’s also got storylines of love and redemption in the mix.
As for how close to the true story the film is based off is, Mitch reckons “this bear might’ve been a little bit more into cocaine than he was in real life”
The incident that the movie is based off happened back in 1985, when drug dealer Thomas Anderson dropped a whole bunch of cocaine from an airplane during a police evasion.
As it turns out, a bag containing an estimated 75 lbs (34kgs) of cocaine stored in 40 plastic containers landed close enough to an innocent American black bear, who injested it and sadly died. And thus the story of 'Cocaine Bear' was born.
Fans are loving the movie so much, some are already asking for a sequel based on another real life scenario which occurred earlier this month in NZ shores, and the director of the film isn’t shutting the idea down.
New Zealand authorities seized more than 3.2 tonnes of cocaine in the Pacific Ocean earlier this month, equating to more than $500 million worth; and fans online are keen as for a ‘Cocaine Shark’ sequel.
Cocaine Bear Director Elizabeth Banks caught wind of the idea, and said: "I've seen that. If there's a great story, then sure.”
Adding, “Jaws with cocaine, I don’t see how that loses.”