Summer Movie Review: ‘Robin’ brings nostalgia to new story

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Summer Movie Review: ‘Robin’ brings nostalgia to new story

Sarah McCracken, Staff Writer

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“Christopher Robin,” released to theaters on August 3, is a PG movie based on the book series by A. A. Milne. It has all our old favorites and some new ones, including Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), Christopher Robin (Ewan Mcgregor), Evelyn Robin (Hayley Atwell), Madeline Robin (Bronte Carmichael), and Giles Winslow (Mark Gatiss).
The movie is about how Christopher Robin helps Pooh to find his friends from Hundred Acre wood. Once all the old friends are reunited they embark on another journey to help Christopher Robin rediscover the joy in his life.
The plot of the movie was amazing; it always keeps the audience guessing what’s going to happen. The actors who played the characters were awesome and they helped make the story believable. Most of these actors were from big hits in the box office; I didn’t even notice who they were until credits rolled.
“Christopher Robin” to me is better than the director’s previous work “World War Z” because “Robin” has more of a story behind it instead of just jumping into action. The movie played the Winnie the Pooh theme song which was amazing, because I got to hear a song from when I was younger.
The sets and costumes were very believable. The Hundred Acre Wood looked amazing it looked real, but also fictional at the same time. The Hundred Acre Wood inhabitants looked like stuffed animals; which they are based on. I thought that the special effects were amazing for this movie. They were simplistic, but also the perfect amount for the movie.
The pace of the movie was a little bit to slow for my liking; I think it shouldn’t have spent so long building up the characters. I wanted to see just a little bit more interaction between Christopher and his daughter.
There was some humor, ike the classic Eeyore sayings of being a bit down. There was also some humor that if you didn’t watch the cartoon series it was hard to get.
I would recommend for anybody of any age to watch this movie especially if you have seen the TV series or read the books. It can be nostalgic and also be a new adventure for people who have not seen or heard anything about the series. Overall it is an amazing movie, and I enjoyed it.