What’s it about?
Christopher Robin has grown up and forgotten his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Now his job is consuming him, making him neglect his family. He needs to be reminded of what is important in life by a Bear of Very Little Brain.
What did we think?
Stephen Scott says: Disney is making a name for itself in wringing life out of existing franchises, creating sequels to much-loved classics no-one knows they need.
By clashing harsh reality with nostalgic fantasy without fully committing to a target audience, Christopher Robin tells a story that goes somewhere but nowhere at the same time – it’s a cute diversion that is missing something: a concept looking for a genre.
As Pooh himself observes, “When you are a Bear of Very Little brain, and you Think Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”