CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Theater Release USA 2018)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Christopher Robin tells the rest of the Winnie the Pooh story, but seems to lack the life, zest, and innocence of the original Winnie the Pooh stories. It seems to run on the trite storyline of Daddy ‘works too hard and is not interested enough in his family’ to provide what they ‘truly’ need and shows that same lack of appreciation for what the Dad does to keep food, clothing, and shelter over the family that has plagued movies through the 1960s forward. The movie seems to die from its beginning perhaps due to the depressing physical condition of Winnie the Pooh coupled with the dreary English weather. The film fails to meet the quality that the recently released Paddington films manage to obtain. To work on a higher level, everything, including Winnie the Pooh, needs a good brushing up.

Storyline

Christopher Robin grows up and still finds Winnie the Pooh a necessary part of his life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Marc Forster for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Jeremy Johns and Renée Wolfe for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), Evelyn Robin (Hayley Atwell), Madeline Robin (Bronte Carmichael), Giles Winslow (Mark Gatiss), Old Man Winslow (Oliver Ford Davies), Katherine Dane (Ronke Adekoluejo), Hal Gallsworthy (Adrian Scarborough), Ralph Butterworth (Roger Ashton-Griffiths), and Paul Hastings (Ken Nwosu).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Despite the movie’s failures, it can serve the older child’s audience. 

Ben Meyers

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