"Christopher Robin" Movie Review
Nostalgia can go a long way. This is why Disney has begun remaking classics like Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast. Christopher Robin certainly tries to capitalize on that same nostalgia factor, however, it lacks in Disney magic, which ultimately makes this film fall short of excellence.
The thing Christopher Robin gets right are the furry friends everyone came to see. Tigger, Eeyore, Pooh, and company stay true to their original selves with simple yet comical comments that reflect their hyperactivity, depression, or unique perspective of the world respectively.
Otherwise, the film lacks in creativity, originality, and inspiration. Pooh in particular is so good at saying things in curiously wise ways that viewers may not have thought about. Yet, when the concept is lobbed up to Christopher Robin in his moral-of-the-story moment near the end, it sounds more silly than it does inspiring.
I find it fascinating that a Disney movie about a bear teaching an adult the value of being a kid feels so lackluster, particularly when Paddington did it so well...twice. Watching Christopher Robin is like Pooh having the thrill of finding a honey jar, followed by swift disappointment when he finds it's empty.
Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 2 | Story and Message - 1 | Entertainment Value - 1 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 1 | Reviewer's Preference - 0 | What does this mean?