After many childhood adventures, young Christoper Robin must leave his woodland friends to attend boarding school. Promising to never forget Pooh Bear and the others, we later meet Christopher Robin as a grownup. Married and working in a soulless office job, Pooh bear sets out to re-awaken the child that is lost within the man called Christopher Robin.
this is a film that screams quality, however…
‘Christoper Robin’ is a live action sequel to ‘Winnie The Pooh’ that boasts both cutting edge effects and incredibly life-like characters. In its cinematography and creature design, this is a film that screams quality, however neither can rescue it from a leaden script.
With Ewan McGregor in earnestly English mode, the film’s ponderous dialogue and slow pacing whittles down any emotional range. With dialogue that sounds as if it’s being read as opposed to spoken, ‘Christopher Robin’s’ believability is one that stays sadly glued to the page.
For such a visually sumptuous production, it’s disappointing to report that the part that received the least attention is the script. Despite the best intentions of its cast and production designers, this is sadly one live action movie that quickly gets lost in the woods.
Expect to see it on a TV schedule soon.