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|Genre:||Children's Movie, Adventure|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 104 Min|
|FSK:||From 0 years|
As a child, Christopher Robin had some very special friends with whom he had many adventures in the Hundertmorgenwald. But then the boy had to move away, went to boarding school, went to war and now lives as an adult man (Ewan McGregor) in London. His childhood, which he spent with Winnie the Pooh and his friends, is only a distant memory, a fantasy that had to give way to real life. But suddenly Winnie Pooh appears in London and asks Christopher Robin to help him find his friends. He reluctantly follows the teddy bear into the Hundred Acre Forest, where he is reminded for a few valuable moments of what is really important in life. But that's exactly why Winnie Pooh, Piglet, I-Aah and Tigger decide to leave their beloved forest to help their boyfriend out of trouble…
"Christopher Robin" is already the second film this year that deals with the boy who has been through his father A's "Winnie Pooh" books. A. Milne became world famous. But while "Goodbye, Christopher Robin" dealt with the real figure and the loss of a childhood, this Disney production follows the fictional stories that began in 1966 with the first animated short film "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree". Director Marc Forster, who has already filmed a not dissimilar topic with "When Dreams Learn to Fly" about the "Peter Pan" author J.M. Barrie, was allowed to bring the popular inhabitants of the Hundred Morning Forest to life for the first time in a real film.
The result is a beautiful, charming film, but in the end it falls short of its possibilities on an emotional level. No question, there are some very funny and also very nice moments. Winnie the Pooh and his friends are beautifully animated so that they really look like old stuffed animals brought to life. And also the human actors like Ewan McGregor or Hayley Atwell can convince. All well and good. However, what the movie finally suffers from is its very slow-paced staging, which doesn't only create some really tough lengths. This also prevents the audience from being emotionally carried away.
In addition, the story - which Steven Spielberg, strictly speaking, has already told in "Hook" - is not actually aimed at children, who are used to a completely different narrative tempo nowadays anyway. Rather, "Christopher Robin" is more of a film for adults to be reminded of how special it is to be a child and see the world through the innocent eyes of a child. Marc Forster made a really nice film, but somehow he staged it past a clear target group. A little less predictable family drama and a little more insight into the world of the Hundred Acre Forest might have done the whole thing good. Thus, the movie, which actually should have strained the tear glands and laugh muscles from the first minute on, is nothing more than a charming pastime, which however can't leave a real impression. Therefore there are only a few exceptions: Worth seeing!
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