Too bad that China won’t be seeing the new Winnie the Pooh’s live-action/CGI movie “Christopher Robin” because it is the perfect movie break that every workaholic adult needs to see.
Not to be mistaken with last year’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin” (a biopic that explores the relationship between Winnie-the-Pooh creator A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin), Disney’s “Christopher Robin” follows the titular character who has grown up and lost his sense of imagination, only to be reunited with his childhood friend, Winnie the Pooh.
China will be missing out on a lot of fun and joyful experience watching the movie because “Christopher Robin” is a heartwarming tale that every child will enjoy and adults need, and here are 5 reasons why you definitely have to watch it!
1. A huge dose of nostalgia
Winnie the Pooh is an iconic character that has been around since the 20s, so even your grandparents or great grandparents have probably heard about the silly old bear. This means that the movie will give many adults a huge dose of nostalgia, reawaken their inner child, and bring back tons of fond childhood memories.
2. Timeless movie with universal message
Even though the movie is set in the late 40s, the story resonates with people of all ages as it consist a universal message that we all can relate to. The movie shows the reality of many working parents who become too consumed with work and end up neglecting their family, and it is also a warning to children about adulthood. Thus, the central message of the movie is that while working hard is good, sometimes it is fine for us to take a break once in a while and have fun.
3. Top-notch cast and voice cast
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The movie features Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor in the titular role, Golden Globe nominee Hayley Atwell as Christopher Robin’s wife Evelyn; and Emmy winner Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. Meanwhile, Jim Cummings who has been voicing Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in Disney features since 1988, reprises his roles in the movie alongside other talented voice cast including 3-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Oscar winner Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.
4. Acclaimed director and writers
Fantasy has always been the forte of director Marc Forster, a Golden Globe nominee who is most known for his Oscar-nominated film “Finding Neverland” starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. The movie has a similar vibe to “Christopher Robin” but lighter in tone. With a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Oscar nominee Allison Schroeder, the movie is bound to pull on some heart-strings.
5. 1st Winnie the Pooh film in 7 years
“Christopher Robin” is the latest Winnie the Pooh film to be shown on the silver screen since “Winnie the Pooh” (2011), and coincidentally, both films feature a red balloon. “Christopher Robin” is also the longest Winnie the Pooh film, running at 104 minutes unlike the previous animated ones which were either 60 or 70 minutes long.
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” will be hitting the local cinemas on 16th August 2018.