Movie Review - Christopher Robin

MegaSoulhero
I just got back from the premiere of Disney’s latest live action adaptation, Christopher Robin. When it was announced that they were making a live action Winnie the Pooh movie, I was skeptical because I didn’t think it could work. The trailers, however, looked really cute and promising. Now that I’ve finally seen it, I am going to give my thoughts on it. Since I’m posting this on the Tuesday morning before it comes out, I think this might be the first review of this movie from anyone.

So Christopher Robin is an adult now and spends his life focusing on his work and his family. He then encounters his old friend, Winnie the Pooh, who takes him back to the Hundred Acre Wood so he can help him find Pooh’s friends. While revisiting his past, Pooh and the others realize that he’s not a child anymore, but they still show him that he can be a child at heart. I watched all the trailers for this movie and I was worried that they might’ve shown almost the entire film. But, I can safely say that is completely true. If you watched the trailers, you pretty much watched the movie. We already know what’s going to happen. I’m not saying that every detail of the movie was given, but plot-wise, they made it way too obvious what was going to happen just from the trailers. The way the movie is edited kinda seems a little weird. The pacing just doesn’t feel right. The movie isn’t really that long. I felt like it could’ve been a little longer since there were certain scenes that felt rushed. All the Hundred Acre Wood characters, minus Gopher, are back, but most of the focus is on Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet. Which is totally fine. Unfortunately, the other characters aren’t given much to do. Kanga and Roo especially. However, I will say that Peter Capaldi as Rabbit is absolutely brilliant. Piglet’s voice, however, is just awful. Also, I find it weird that Pooh was able to recognize Christopher Robin but the others weren’t. Hayley Atwell’s character is completely bland. There really wasn’t much to her.

After all those negatives, you probably think that I hate the film. That cannot be any more false. I actually thought this was a very good movie. Mainly because of how much heart and emotion was put into the film. My favorite scene is when Christopher Robin as an adult and Pooh are sitting on a log together after Christopher snapped at him. That was a very touching scene and it brought a tear to my eye. There are also some very funny moments. Eeyore definitely got the most laughs. That’s another thing I love. The movie stays true to the personalities of the characters. Despite having different voice actors, with the exception of Pooh and Tigger, they all feel like the same characters they have always been. It shows how much the writers care about the source material. Ewan McGregor definitely looked like he was having fun while acting in this. Seeing Christopher Robin playing with the others while being an adult gives me such a good feeling since sometimes it’s okay to be a kid at heart. The CGI is mostly good. There are moments when they actually look like real stuffed animals, but there are other moments when they look completely fake.

While not as good as Paddington, Christopher Robin is still a very cute movie with a lot of heart and emotion. This is something I’m sure a lot of people will enjoy. Definitely feels like a proper Winnie the Pooh movie. It’s not perfect, but it’s still worth watching.

Score: 7/10

Comments

Teen Titans Go To The Movies is on Yesmovies now. - Trollsfan536

Yep. I watched it already. - MegaSoulhero

@MegaSoulHero review it now please? - Trollsfan536

Just finished making the review - MegaSoulhero

Do you think Brad Bird would have been a good replacement for Lasesster? - iliekpiez

I watched it, and I liked it. I think the reason people dislike it, is because what most people don't know, is that this film, is more based on the BOOKS of Winnie the Pooh, not the Disney franchise. Eeyore's sarcastic remarks and Piglet's humbleness is more based off of the book versions. In fact, the opening scene is an almost word-for-word scene from the final chapter of The House at Pooh Corner. I read the books right before me and my family watched the film and I liked it. - Drawbox

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