In a world of remakes, it’s rare to be excited by a new movie but Christopher Robin looks like it’s going to be a big hit and here’s why.
Not so much a remake as a reimagining, Christopher Robin sees Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Star Wars) as a grown-up version of the titular character who’s moved on from his childhood friends, got a job and a wife in the city.
Who are his friends you ask? Well, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eyeore of course. That’s right, this is a live action Winnie the Pooh movie and Christopher has grown up.
That’s quite sad if you think about it. What have Winnie the Pooh and his friends been doing without him for all these years? We don’t yet know but what we do know from the trailer is that they have aged too.
They all look a little ragged around the edges, just like an old stuffed toy would look, which really adds to the melancholy feel and makes you feel quite humble inside.
Out of the woods?
Winnie has lost his friends and left the Hundred Acre Wood to find his dear old friend to ask for his help. He certainly hasn’t lost that innocence that children and adults around the world have come to love though as he charms his way back into Christopher’s life
The trailer is genuinely moving and funny in equal measure. It’s jam-packed full of puns relating to the classic A.A Milne books as well, piling on the nostalgia.
You can view the new trailer below
Also starring in the movie will be Hayley Atwell (Captain America, Agent Carter) as Evelyn, Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Hunger Games) as Owl, Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Thick of It) as Rabbit, Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin) as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Eeyore, Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, Aeon Flux) as Kanga, Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock Holmes) as Keith Winslow and Adrian Scarborough (Gosford Park, Miranda) as Hal.
It really does look like this film could work well and the casting seems to work very well. We can’t wait to revisit our old friends again although we’re certain there will be some need for a tissue or two by the end.
Christopher Robin is released in the UK on 17th August 2018
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