Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure
Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure, also known as Norm of the North 3: King Sized Adventure or simply Norm of the North 3, is a 2019 American computer-animated comedy-adventure direct-to-video movie produced by Splash Entertainment and distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment. It serves as a sequel to Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom.
An evil archaeologist named Dexter has stolen an ancient Chinese artifact. With the help of his lemming friends, Norm must keep his word and embark on a journey across the world to help recover the artifact for the people of China.
Why It Sucks
- This film does everything worse than the last two films, from the writing to the animation.
- Despite supposedly being the main character, Norm barely does anything. So instead, the Lemmings do everything else. So basically, this movie is all about the Lemmings.
- The artifact that Norm has to rescue does nothing other than opening a door leading to statues in the ground.
- Dexter is a very horribly-written villain. The only reason why he is evil is that he wants to sell the artifact for money, which is something normal tourists would do, and he tries so hard to sound evil but comes off extremely forced-in and childish.
- This movie cannot go without one scene without any humor. It can't take itself seriously, and to add even more insult to injury, the jokes are not funny at all.
- Believe it or not, there are some racist jokes in this film.
- Also, there's some immature toilet humor such as the Lemmings urinating so that they can get Norm out of the cave.
- You also get a brief scene where you get to see their pee, which is disgusting.
- The main running gag of the film is when Olympia continuously calls Norm in unnecessary situations just for the slightest thing going wrong, which gets old.
- This movie will lead you asking so many questions such as:
- Why would anybody go to the north pole just for a wedding?
- Why would a polar bear have a cell phone?
- Why would anyone keep Komodo dragons as pets, and why would anyone name them "Chaos" and "Mayhem?"
- The soundtrack tries to sound "adventurous," but fails to, especially since the ending has a terrible pop song.
- Speaking of the ending, it's one of those generic "dance party" endings!
- When Dexter finally uses the artifact, it does nothing, all because he has to read the Hieroglyphs, but yet has Norm's partner use the artifact, and that worked even though he didn't read the Hieroglyphs as well!
- Norm decides to put his son Quinn in charge, which results in Quinn being extremely unlikable as he bosses around his siblings and friends so that he can make the wedding "perfect."
- In fact, all of the characters are unlikeable at best, so who should feel some kind of sympathy for them?
- It doesn't rely too much on pop-culture references, unlike the last two films, which is a bit of an improvement.
- During the end credits, you get to see the concept artwork of the film, which is more entertaining than this film.
- A mildly funny joke:
- Norm: Excuse me, how do I get to the university?
- Flying duck: [monotonously] Study.