I have watched Winnie the Pooh when I was a kid. That silly old bear. Never have I thought they would make a live movie adaptation of that beloved Disney cartoon. I watched it in a nearby cinema and there only a few of us in there. I also notice that some people find the movie silly and unnecessary. I find the movie a smart one that disguises itself as silly.
Christopher Robin is a story but the man who’s the title is named after. Known as Pooh’s human kid bestfriend, they travel Hundred Acre Wood with Piglett, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl, and Rabbit for adventures and mischief. Then, Christopher had to go away and be an adult as the society instructs him to be. The story here are somewhat reminds me of Andy in Toy Story 3. Winnie the Pooh and his gang reminds of Bing-bong of the movie Inside Out.
There were things in the film that is filled with symbolism, but most people would hardly notice it. Some might say it just another silly cartoon episode turned into live action. The cinematography and story say otherwise. The movie shows a montage of how Christopher conceives the hardship of reality even the worst of what that is. He experienced death, war, and what every blue collar working man fear. If you dig deeper to what the film implies and if you put yourself in his position, you would absolutely know what you’re missing out in life. In this film, Pooh is like a manifestation of innocence, someone/everyone’s childhood, and contentment with the simple things in life. Things most people throw away to appease their respective society who compels them to maintain the status quo.
The 3d animations of the characters are so life-like as if they are moving stuff toys. They are so amazing, and it is nice that most of the voices are the same with what we hear in the cartoon. The actors I believe, also did an amazing job.
Thus, this movie delivers the magic of the beloved cartoon. The story maybe silly for some, but the delivery and the message itself is wise. I’ll rate this 8 out of 10 🙂