Now if you know me, which most of you probably don’t since this is my first post, you know that Winnie the Pooh is basically everything to me. Most of my childhood, in some way, revolved around this silly ol’ bear. So, of course, it was only natural that when Disney announced Christopher Robin, that I HAD to see it (in theaters), as I have with every other Pooh related movie since 1994. But enough about my slight obsession, let’s get to the good stuff.
My honest thoughts… Let’s be real, my expectations were extremely, extremely high…and yet, they were 100% met, shockingly. I was a bit skeptical as this movie was more of a live action film (Disney seems to be on this kick right now), and I just wasn’t sure if the special effects were going to be up to par or the story was going to be that good, again, expectations: surpassed.
I don’t want to give too much away, so without telling you detail by detail, here’s a short and sweet, just like hunny, synopsis. The movie starts off with a flashback of Christopher Robin’s goodbye party in The Hundred Acre Wood. As the movie goes on, you get a glimpse of how adulthood is treating Christopher, hint: it could be better (I feel that, am I right?). When faced in a time of stress and trouble, unsure of how to go on, a friendly, plush face shows up. Throughout the movie, this once tight-knit friendship is tested as Pooh gets a glimpse at Christopher’s “real” world. He has a wife, daughter, and a very unexciting job. When work puts a very big burden of a project on his shoulders with a very short deadline, Christopher Robin is faced with a lot of challenges he isn’t sure just how to overcome. But, after a trip to his old childhood stomping grounds and a reunion with some of his very best friends, the answer isn’t so far out of reach. In the end, there’s a happy ending, because what is a Disney movie without one of those?
There’s quite a few lessons that one can take away from this hour and forty four minute film. My biggest take away is that sometimes, no matter how grown up you get, you need to listen to your inner child. Our innocence and imagination can be a force to be reckoned with in times where we must “think, think, think”, and we only come up with, “oh bother”, and we mustn’t loose sight of it.
Here’s some of my favorite quotes from the movie-
Winnie The Pooh: What day is it?
Christopher Robin: It’s today.
Winnie The Pooh: My favorite day.
Winnie The Pooh: Doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something.
Overall, this movie was a solid 10/10 for me. Like I said, the bar was set high and this “10” isn’t just given because it’s good my favorite bear in it, it was earned. So, what are you waiting for? If you haven’t seen it, head to your nearest theater, grab some hunny to snack on with your best pals and enjoy a wonderful film.
TTFN, ta-ta for now,
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