Christopher Robin (Movie Review)
Oscar Rendon | August 22nd, 2018
Christopher Robin is a Disney film starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Brad Garrett, and Jim Cummings as the voice of Winnie the Pooh.
Christopher Robin is the story of a middle aged Christopher Robin living life in the city, working and trying to spend his time with his family. When life catches up to the once free spirited boy he is visited by an old friend to remind him what is important in life. The film is a perfect blend of new and old as the story of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh is at it's end. For fans of the honey loving bear they get a new chapter to his adventures along with his friends Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, and Owl. Some of the best parts of this film are it's heart and comedy. The comedy is something a kid can laugh to and enjoy without it being to harsh or overcomplicated. Adults will laugh to and nostalgia will kick in seeing these once cartoon characters come to life. The heart of the film is the message it tries to get across, which is the importance of love, kindness, and family. While it may be a Disney trope used across all it's films throughout time, the use of Ewan McGregor's Christopher Robin and his daughter interacting with an aged and wise Pooh pulls a bit on the heartstrings.
Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin is a striking new take and also a bit heartbreaking and real. The portrayal of a man, of an adult who has lost his way and youth and present him to an audience he grew up watching this character as a young boy gives this film a dose of reality but it also gives it a bit of eternal youth with the introduction of Christopher's daughter Madeline Robin played by Bronte Carmichael. Carmichael's wide eyed youth is a reminder of the youth that still exists in all of us and she is played wonderfully. Jim Cummings as the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger is great. The delivery of Pooh's lines are spot on and funny, he's sympathetic and lovable.
Overall, the film is a standard Disney produced movie, theres not much to hate about the movie because it checks all the boxes for a Disney movie. Fun, funny, and great comedic action to Pooh's performance. We suggest you go see Christopher Robin in theaters while you still can.