Ewan McGregor is astonishing in the role as and adult Christopher Robin in Disneys live action adaptation of the beloved children characters by A.A Milne.
Winnie The Pooh is one of the most beloved children characters of all time, Pretty much everyone knows the story of Pooh Bear, Piglet, Eeyore Christopher Robin and Tigger, and their amazing fairytales in the Hundred Acre Woods.
Now in this live action adaptation Christopher Robin has become a grown man, and gotten his own wife and daughter, stuck in a job he is not happy with when he is reunited with his childhood friend Winnie The Pooh, who cannot find the rest of the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Woods.
Hayley Atwell plays Christopher Robins wife, and her chemistry with McGregor is really good. Among the voice actors we find Jim Cummings, one of the worlds most famous voice actors as the honey loving bear, Brad Garrett as Eeyore and Peter Capaldi as Rabbit, the animation of the Hundred Acre Woods look incredible.
Directed by famous german director Marc Forster, the director decides to use a lot of original lines from Winnie The Pooh and manages to capture magical realism. The visual effects of the film is very good.
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” The two stars of this film is easily McGregor and Cummings, their chemistry is amazing, and McGregor manages to pull through the entire film as the depressed Robin, trying to find out how to localize the child in him again. I do not really believe the movie would work very well without McGregors quality acting.
That is the main part of Christopher Robin, it needs to capture our childhood nostalgia, and that it does, the story has issues, the characters has issues, but in the end it is a good childhood film.
The animation and the quality voice acting makes Christopher Robin one of the best feel good films of 2018. It is a story about a man who needs his childhood friends help to rediscover the meaning of family, and that work is not everything in the world, and filled with nostalgia philosophy from Winnie The Pooh that will just make us all smile.