Christopher Robin (2018)


“Doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something.” – Winnie the Pooh

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Feb 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A middle aged Christopher Robin is once again visited by his childhood friends who want to teach him about rediscovering the joys of life.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’d been interested in seeing for a few months and finally got the opportunity to do so.

The do a great job taking the concept of the Winnie the Pooh series and expand on it in a way that it still feels like a proper continuation of the story after Christopher Robin has grown up and forgotten the fun times he had as a youth.

The special effects utilized here are great and allows us to see the various interactions between real life and fantasy that look seamless.

Ewan McGregor is great in the title role and he is able to portray a character who, like Peter Pan in Hook (1991), has grown up and forgotten about how to have fun like he did as a child.

It was one again great seeing the various characters from this series all return and that helps get us into the mood of watching them try and help their long lost friend try and recapture the joyfulness of his youth.

The film has an enjoyable story with a great message that can be understood by children of all ages.

Bottom Line – Interesting continuation to the stories of Winnie the Pooh. The special effects are great and allow us to see the various interactiosn because fact ad fantasy. McGregor is quite good in the title role and like a grown up Peter Pan has lost the wonder of his youth while getting too bogged down in his work.  Great seeing the favorites from the series all return in order to try and help their friend find the place in life for more happiness.  Story has a great message that can be understood and learnt from no matter your age. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Some elements from the A.A. Milne stories appear in this film which did not appear in the previous Disney adaptations. Such as the fact of Owl and Rabbit being the only animals who are REAL animals, rather than stuffed toys, Piglet’s predilection for acorns (or “haycorns,” as he calls them) and the use of the word “expotition.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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