“It’s always a sunny day when Christopher Robin comes to play.” The live-action remake of “Christopher Robin” made its debut in theaters on Aug. 3 and earned a total of $9.46 million between Thursday previews and its Friday appearance on the big screen. The sequel to the adventures of Pooh Bear and friends portrays their pal Christopher Robin all grown up.
The movie begins with flashbacks to when Robin was a child, where audiences can see the special relationship the young boy has with Pooh and the rest of the friends. As time progresses, the story grows more complex after Robin leaves his home and the Hundred Acre Wood to attend a prestigious school. Before the young boy leaves for school, he says to Pooh, “Silly old bear. I wouldn’t forget about you, Pooh. I promise. Not ever when I’m 100.”
The flashbacks continue to show that Robin now has a wife, a daughter and a demanding job at a luggage company in London. From the very beginning of the movie, Robin chooses his job over his family. When Winnie the Pooh ends up in London after the rest of the friends disappear, Robin is in a frenzy after being forced to encounter his childhood. Christopher Robin decides to take Pooh back to the Hundred Acre Wood, but he originally chooses work over helping his lifelong buddy.
Robin finally decides to stay, and this becomes the point at which a transition of character begins. Pooh, Robin and the rest of the gang encounter many adventures and fun along the way, just like the good old times. By the end of the movie, Robin has a new outlook on life, thanks to the help of his childhood friends. He remembers the importance of family and of sticking by the ones you love through everything.
Throughout this movie, there are scenes that will make you laugh and cry. The script is cleverly written to include subtle moments of humor in the exchanges between the characters. Pooh is a witty, clever and loving character with a huge heart, while Eeyore is his same old, negative self.
The writers and producers did an excellent job at maintaining the core of each character but also developing them into something new and unique for the live-action remake. It’s is a nostalgic, sentimental movie that will transport you back to your childhood.
You leave with the reminder that you are always a child at heart, no matter what age you might be. You are never too old to revisit the Hundred Acre Wood to play with Pooh and friends. Although work is important, audiences are reminded that it should not take control over your life to the point that it affects the relationships with the people who mean the most in your life.
Winnie the Pooh adds some inspiration to the movie when he says, “Doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something.” This becomes the motto throughout the movie.
The movie is definitely a must-see for every age, especially if you are a fan of the classic tales of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin.