Movie Review: Christopher Robin

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4575576/

Score: 6/10

I’m not sure what I expected when I started watching this movie. I had a lot of ideas of what I wanted, and I generally got a small taste of all of them. Christopher Robin is a movie that touches upon all the notes that I’d want to see in a Winnie the Pooh movie, but doesn’t go in depth enough, leaving me feeling mostly unsatisfied and strangely wanting a lengthier movie.

Christopher Robin takes place years after the original Winnie the Pooh story. Christopher Robin is now a grown man with a family of this own. He has a job. He fought in World War II. And now he’s under pressure at work to layoff a lot of his employees. In the midst of this, his demanding job is causing strain on his family. Insert Pooh, the lovable, sentient, stuffed Teddy bear who misses his friend Christopher Robin and comes to visit. Through Pooh’s influence, Robin learns again what is importance of the love of his friends and family.

What interested me most in this story is how they were going to handle Pooh. Is he a figment of Robin’s imagination or is he real? In this movie, he is damn real. Pooh actually exists and walks through and inter dimensional doorway to enter our world. Other people can see Pooh and his stuffed animal friends. It’s really pretty freaky.

Otherwise, this is a standard children’s story. It’s a story I’ve seen before, but still appreciate. I just wish there was more to it. The movie felt rushed and ended before I felt a meaningful conclusion was delivered. It just didn’t sufficiently explore a lot of the ideas that it introduced.

Overall, the film was okay, but lacking. If you love Pooh or have kids, this is not a bad film to watch.

Score: 6/10

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