Christpoher Robin - The Review
Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher's help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends -- Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life.
I Think it is fair to say that the Disney live action / CGI films have overall been a mixed bag, the Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella although keeping the magic and spirit of the originals had some issues with the key iconic characters, you can now understand people hesitation when news broke that Disney were going to bring Winnie the Pooh and the characters from the 100 Acre wood to life.
The hope was that maybe Disney can take lead from where the brilliant Paddington had left off and give this characters the showing they deserve.
The addition of Ewan McGregor as an older Christopher Robin didn't exactly excite fans who were expecting the younger version from the original stories.
With Director Marc Forster at the helm there was some hope, even if he has moved into more action based film (Bond and world War Z) the fact he directed the awarded winning "Finding Neverland" showed that he could handle this type of film.
So lets state the obvious, the plot to C.Robin isn't ground breaking - A father loses his way only to have him come to his senses thanks to his childhood friends and memories.
Yes there is more to is than that but i'm not going to give the story away!
As we have come to expect from Disney the CGI is beautiful, each of the beloved characters capture the look, feel and emotions that we know so well (even if they have aged Pooh and his friends).
This is never going to win awards (which is a shame on the CGI standards), and its not going to be known as "classic cinema".
But and this is a big BUT.
for a family film that hold some huge nostalgia feels this is on the money, a perfect Sunday afternoon family film.
Grab the popcorn, duvet and sweets,m sit back and enjoy!
Ps rating - 7.5 - 10
From the moment I saw the trailer to Christopher Robbin I wanted to watch it,
I hadn’t been an overly big fan of Winnie and the gang but this film seemed to have all the charm that saving Mr Banks did.
I wasn’t disappoint either when finally watching it, it is a great feel good and family movie. It has charm, comedy, heartwarming moments and a great over all story that no matter how old you are you are never too old to truly grow up!
Ewan mcgregor is simply having fun and applying charm to his role as a grown up Christopher Robbin and the original voice cast return for all the animals in the Hundred Acre Wood.
If you want a great feel good movie for a rainy Sunday or even Saturday night highly recommend this movie.
G's Rating - 7.5/10
Total Score - 15 / 20
Easily Disney's best live action / CGI film since they started remaking everything.
Just as good as Paddington.
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