* 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.
** Speaking of the mother bear, the scene where the poachers show the pelt with the head ''attached'' is pretty disturbing. It's even more disturbing when the poor cub is licking the muzzle while the poachers laugh at the scene.
** Not to mention the implication that they ''skinned the mother bear '''right in front of her cub.'''''
* 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.
** Although it's definitely a case of MeanCharacterNiceActor, as Charlton Heston was a civil rights activist and all-around NiceGuy.
* 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: After the poachers killed a mother polar bear, ''they tease the cub by flailing the mother's hide right in front of the cub's cage for fun.''
* TheScrappy: Sean. Despite losing his mother, him taking his anger on everyone including his own dad loses sympathy.
* 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!]]