Christopher Robin (2018)
Title: Christopher Robin
Genre: Animation |Adventure | Comedy |
Runtime: 104 min
Director: Marc Forster
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss
Ewan McGregor is as always so humble. Like he is fragile in his performance. And for some reason, it appears to be just the right fit for this kind of movie about a man who tries to find himself. It’s quite a fit for something that tries to tell an original story where a fictional and real person encounters his friends.
And it’s not just that meeting with these old friends, it is what they do and how they affect Robin himself that has a major point of return. It’s for sure the foundation of this film where it explores friendship and family bond. It like a classic tale where the father works to much and by time, he ignores his family so that they don’t spend any time together. His work makes him busy and then he gets the realization that he should spend more time with his daughter through his old friends. It has been told in many ways but barely it has been this cheerful before. It has a magical tone and a craft in how it’s presented. And it’s quite good, actually. It has the comic timing, the intertwined feeling of love and comedy with friendship.
Ewan McGregor is a Scottish and an awesome actor. one of my favourite one of so many more. He has the talent and the charisma to take on a part like this. It’s not just that it’s a pure family movie. For instance, a character needs a charm and trustworthy calibre of a character that may show a dynamic touch. And still be like a child when meeting with CGI-characters and keep a serious tone. McGregor managed in some sense to make it applicable for the story.
Otherwise, beside the CGI-character what are voice by good actors…. This movie might see a little like abysmal, yet it has tender heart and despite that you might’ve seen a story like this before, it’s what it is. The animated character is stunning at some scenes and how they dealt with the 3D-modelling is remarkable. It’s not the best type of animation out there but it’s watchable. All these characters in the Hundred Acre Wood show theirs true characterization. You’ll recognize them by their vocabulary, nicknames and manners. The characterizations of these characters, both the animated and the fictional, are created as genuine and life-like.
In that way, it enables the script and the story to evolve and have dynamic in their language. Not all in this movie is that accurate to A.A Milnes work, more like Christopher Robins company where he works or his wife and daughter as they needed more work on. Therefore, this film by Marc Forster is one of it’s kind.
This is not a biographical movie per se, yet this is a movie based on the concept: “What if Christopher Robin grew up?”