I wanted to see this movie the first time I heard about it. Ewan McGregor playing an older Christopher Robin with CG stuffed animals around him? Sold. The first teaser trailer came out and a lot of people were surprised by Pooh's face, that it was the classic look rather than the modern one. It did look a little suspect at first but I didn't really have a problem with it. After two trailers with opposing tones, I was a little worried about the movie. So, how is it?
I liked Christopher Robin in spite of itself. I thought that the messages it was trying say were good and executed to varying degrees. There isn't too much aggressively bad about the movie. Most of my problems are little things that pile up as you watch it. Pacing issues, some dialogue, and story tropes could have been better. It plays out very cliche at the end which made me cringe very hard.
Sidenote. The movie visually is very grey. It is not very colorful and lacks a sense of simple happy wonder.
You do not have to see this in a theater. In fact, you might have a better time watching it at home. It isn't the warm fuzzy feeling you might have wanted, but it's decent enough. The movie definitely could have been better but I'm ok with what I got in the end. There really was something so joyous about seeing a bunch of realistic stuffed animals come to life. Their voices were perfect and did a lot to pull this movie in the positive for me.
6.5/10 I just realised that the poster is way more colorful than the movie itself