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Disney forgot that young children are going to watch this and they might be frightened by the storyline. Christopher Robin is an adult now and has a family. When he abandons his family, he encounters his childhood friend, Winnie the Pooh who helps him return to Hundred Acre Wood, where he discovers his old friends. Watching Winnie the Pooh wander through Hundred Acre Wood wasn’t cute; it was more like a horror movie gone wild. It is a shame the film neglects to give Christopher’s wife, Evelyn a personality or any adventure of her own. Despite, the horrors depicted in the film, there are some heart warming scenes. The overall movie was dark as in the lighting, colouring, and grey skies. Then there were moments of happiness and cheer. But the darkness overshadows the light throughout the film. Disney focuses way too much on the darkness and so the movie lacked Disney’s classic magic. 3.5 out of 5 star
@janmorrow1225 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
(And I'm not just talking about my boyfriend Ewan McGregor!)
Glad I saw this before seeing Goodbye Christopher Robin. It is a good family movie that hits the usual Disney standard. I still feel that Disney makes Tigger sound punch drunk, but that is how they have always portrayed him. Piglet is completely lost in the mix and Winnie seems like he's on Vicodin. That being said kids will find it appealing.
Charming and bittersweet. Some might complain that the second act drags a bit, and maybe it does, but I knew what the payoff would be so I had no problems sticking it out. Heffalumps and woozles as allegories was a clever decision.
A happy little romp with well animated Winnie the Pooh characters. The movie takes almost nothing from the real life story of Christopher Robin. The movie tries to convince the audience of the magic of childhood that is lost when they become adults. The best parts of the movie are the interactions between the characters of the Hundred Acre Woods.
Utterly charming! I grew up on Winnie the Pooh and friends. Was lovely to see them again, albeit a bit older and scruffier. Reminds us to have fun, enjoy the journey of life.
Disney's dumbed down versions of A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories have always lacked the dry humour intended for adults, but I was pleased to see how much this film incorporates from the originals. The plot follows an adult Christopher Robin ( who was a real person 1920-1996 and his last name was not Robin) re-learning what it's like to be a child. The same theme can be found in the awful film Hook (1991) and even Mary Poppins (1964), but it works well here. The semi-imaginary animal characters are incorporated into reality as quickly as Paddington and I think this was handled rather well. Suitable for children but also intended for nostalgic adults. Do re-read the original stories!
Loved it! Great storyline, the voices of Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, etc. were spot on. Really brought back memories of when my grandmother would read me these stories.
A truly delightful film, as usual Tigger was a hot mess! I did not know Piglet liked acorns.
A wonderful blending of the Pooh Bear that we knew, and the adult Christopher Robin, who really needs to be reminded to enjoy life and have a child like adventure. Children whose parents who have read them the original AA Milne stories will enjoy the movie too.
My wife liked it, esp with all the special affects, but I fell asleep after a bit, and then only saw the ending. Might not be an old man's film...😁 She liked the story line, but felt it would be hard for small children to understand.
The first hour was just plain annoying. The last 30 minutes was better but not good enough to save the movie, overall.
My family and I enjoyed this movie! It reminded me of the Winnie the Pooh I grew up with.
Amazing family movie!! :) My entire family loved it!!
It was well written and was well acted. :)
This is actually not a good movie for little kids. Confusing, I know. We took our 4 year old to see it in the theatre, and I was disappointed in the fact it was really about Christopher Robin's adult problems ... And not about little kid problems with the whole gang of Winnie the Pooh characters. Well done and of course Ewan McGregor is great, but your kids will be watching Christopher Robin deal with his failing business, laying off workers, and his wife giving him disappointed looks and taking a trail break from him because he works to much. The Pooh gang is in about 1/3 or 1/4 of it.
I thought this was a very cute movie! Little kids will love this! Take your children or grandchildren to see this movie! They will love it!
I seen this movie in teatheres it was very good i forgot to write about this movie i worth a tank top winnie the pooh shirt that is the only winnie the pooh shirt i have i don't even see a single winnie the pooh shirt in stores i use to have more winnie the pooh shirtsd not that much but i had some a blue stip shirt with tigger and ppoh and a gray shirt with pooh a little picture and swether with pooh and tiger on it the same shirt my friend Ashley had i saw her ahve it i saw it in the store i had my own shirt i had aa longtime ago a shirt with pooh and a castle and my mom bought a new 1 fro my brother anmd he has a picture of him wairing that shirt
the magic is gone. Robbins as an adult has lost his charm. Only a few times when with the critters, sans humans, in the hundred acre wood is there magic and fun. The ending is just a bunch of tedious Hollywood clichés that purport to give this film a happy ending.