* FridgeHorror: Cubby was released back into the wild. Without someone to protect them, cubs usually have a very short lifespan in the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Especially without a MamaBear to guard them.
* HilariousInHindsight: The poacher is played by [[Film/TheTenCommandments Charlton]] [[Film/BenHur Heston]], who would go on to become president of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_Association NRA]] from 1998 to 2003.
* IdiotPlot: The rescue team sent out to find Sean and Lara's father somehow are not able to spot his wrecked plane when it is in ''plain view''. Even worse when they don't see the distress signal he fires in their direction.
* JerkassWoobie: Yeah, Sean is an insufferable asshole but considering his mom died.
* MemeticMutation: "I want that BEAR!"
* MoralEventHorizon: The hunters not only kill the cub's mother, but then proceed to ''taunt it with its mother's pelt''.
** For some, despite being the protagonist, Sean crosses it when he tells he Dad he should've died instead of his Mom.
* TheScrappy: Sean. Despite losing his mother, him taking his anger on everyone including his own dad loses sympathy.
* {{Squick}}: Sean's father twisting his leg back into place while trapped on his plane, entreating us to a blood-curdling scream.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Sean being upset [[MissingMom over his mom's death]] gives him a reason to feel sorry for him. But the way he takes his anger out on everyone and his overall, unpleasant and nasty personality ends up making him more of a whiny {{Jerkass}} instead. Even going as far as to wishing his own dad [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead that he should've died instead of his mom!]]