Movie Review: Christopher Robin
This film is directed by Marc Forster and it stars Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummins, Hayley Atwell, Brad Garrett, Mark Gatiss and Bronte Carmichael.
Christopher Robin is the young boy who appears in the Winnie the Pooh movies, episodes (show), and books. He is now a grown man who is a workaholic and spends little time with his family. Then one day he receives a visit from his childhood friend (Winnie the Pooh) who is seeking Christopher Robin’s help to find the rest of Pooh’s friends. This film takes us on their journey and Christopher Robin is reminded once again of what makes life meaningful and joyous.
Adorable, charming, and genuine are just a few ways to describe this lovable film. This film entertained me from beginning to end and I admit I cried twice. The acting is great as Ewan McGregor did an amazing job in this film (he carried this film). As someone who hasn’t had exposure to the Winnie the Pooh show, films and books, I liked this film very much. This film introduced these characters to me, of course I’m familiar with the most known characters but I haven’t seen any of the show episodes, movies (animated) or read any of the books. I loved the beginning of this movie and how it opened with the storytelling. I found the Pooh, Tiger, Eeyore and Piglet characters to be adorable. My favorite character was Eeyore (voiced by Brad Garrett). The color palate in this movie relaxed me as it blended with the cloudy, raining, faded theme of the movie. I had no problem with the stuffed animals color being faded. It’s a Disney film so there will be some cliché writing in this movie and I expect no less from a family film. This movie is also funny and many of the jokes made me laugh out loud. After seeing this film I’m more interested in seeing the previous films and shows of Winnie the Pooh. I do recommend seeing this film.
I give this film an 8.5 out of 10