Christopher Robin (2018)
Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
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I really wanted to like this movie. I feel terribly cynical trashing it, and that's why I'm giving it a middling 5. Actually, I'm giving it a 5 because there were some superb performances.
Ok... Let's be honest. It cannot be the best movie but is quite enjoyable. The movie has the potential to develop a great plot for future movies
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
It is encouraging that the film ends so strongly.Otherwise, it wouldn't have been a particularly memorable film
I understand that the directors and script writers behind this wanted intended on making this movie about grown up Christopher Robin, raising a family, his wife, Evelyn, and daughter, Madelyn. I was pretty disappointed with how dark and depressing a good 75% of this movie was. Yet again, I was impressed by the ending, although rather a cliché ending. Knowing that even though Christopher Robin is all grown up, the hundred acre woods gang could always make new adventures with Madelyn. But something that I did loathe about this movie, and I mean absolutely hated was, Christopher Robin as a character during a huge portion of the movie, very stubborn, not caring towards his daughter's wishes and beliefs and half the time his wife didn't even know WHERE he was.
Undoubtedly as a Winnie the Pooh film families with small children would be interested in this film. I deeply enjoyed the film but I think very small children would be bored by it. The film is about an overworked man re-discovering the point of play and the freedom of leisure. It's a bit like Hook actually in this regard, through it is a much better film. A lot of the humor is in the language and puns. All of which are funny and delightful but also sophisticated and mature. Anyway, the film is a bit slow and deliberately paced and while that works thematically it could turn off kids. There's also a very effective scary sequence involving water about half way through.With all that being said, this film is a wonderful addition to the Pooh canon. It plays around with a lot the iconic moments of the books. It is *very* well directed. Forster is very good at creating atmosphere with the minimal strokes. I must also say I found the CGI very impressive. It's not just believable but all the characters are very *emotive* and yet it's always clear that they are meant to be stuffed animals.I recommend this film but I think it resonates with those folks who have already grown up too much.
This reminded me of the disney classics. The first thing i wanted to do right after the movie is to give this 10 out of 10. I laughed, sighed, smiled, teared, then laughed again. It's a whole experience that leaves you grinning for the rest of the night, I miss this kind of movies! Welcome back Disney!
Christopher Robin is a truly great and heartwarming film about the importance of family and friends on one's life. Not only written incredibly well and acted perfectly, the film has a lot of realism to it, even with talking stuffed animals as part of the cast. Blending very real everyday hardships with fantasy gives the film a contrasting look at how bleak the world is when we don't realize what is truly important and tells us to remember our childhoods and try to be a better parent by being a kid with your kids. Overall, the film displays a heartfelt message with a cast of fun characters from an iconic series and does so very well and I suggest you go out and see this movie.