Listen: Schroeder Allison Schroeder, Christie, Christopher Robin discussed on The Filmcast
"To rediscover the joys of life. All right. So we're going to give a brief thoughts on the film and then dive and dispose because it's going to be hard to talk about this movie without spoiling some stuff. But Christie, you're really excited to talk about this on the podcast today was. 'cause I hate this movie. I hate it deeply. I love Winnie the Pooh. I grew up with the Disney animated cartoons more than the books, but I, I loved who's kind of jaunty tales. I loved how he didn't seem too bothered by anything. I loved him getting stuck in walls. I love to songs. I love the two thousand eleven movie that didn't do very well, but his enchanting drawn. Right. You're talking about rights full. Yeah, it was really lovely, so, but this movie has concerned me for a time and it was because when they announced it one focusing on Christopher, Robin, which if you know anything about the real Christopher, Robin Milne his life wasn't awesome to they flick announce Alex Ross Perry's gonna write this and I'm like, oh, the guy known for like on we navel-gazing dramas, sweet. Mark Forster who like I was like, so it's going to be like they're finding Neverland. That's what we're going for. And like all of this me steadily more concerned, they hired Tom McCarthy to clean up the script, they hire, I think, what is her name? Alison? I wanna say shoemaker. Remember that Schroeder Allison Schroeder from Hidden Figures. And to me, both of those hires on the scripts seemed to suggest that they're trying to kind of get a little more hurt in there because those people are more for like things that are kind of depressing, but also inspiring. And I was just like, oh, I'm I'm not gonna like this am I? And then when the designs came out, just what are these designs? Why does like I understand the the, the drive to want it to be photo real and you're thinking, oh, but if they're toys in the era and blah, blah, blah, they should be like raggedy and stuff like that. But to me and his friends in this movie look like they can wander off into like it or an Annabel sequel like they're creepy looking. And I actually think the most of the creatures look fine, but peu himself. Looks really, really warn, you know, like really worn out mouth is just too small. This part of it, rough shape. He looks in Russia. You look at the posters. They're all very vividly colored in a cartoon. If in the movie they are not. Everything has like a gray Paul over it for like the first hour and like. Yeah, I was just boomed. I was just like it's as if they, it's as if they hired a bunch of yours to make this movie and look, I love e r begin need the balance. You need some tigger. You need some energy. And this movie is just such like it's so dour for the first hour that like it hits one point which talk about spoil? No, I'll just say there's a point where Christopher Robin screams at who for a while and I was like, I wanted to leave. I did not have to sit there and watch that movie for my job. I would've walked out because like there's enough terrible stuff going on right now on the world. I do not need a full grown man yelling at PU, bear, like how dare you, sir. So, yeah, no, I hate this movie, Jeff. Can. Chris? Well. No, no, no. I thought it was delightful. I didn't. I didn't love it. I think the third act is clunky and abrupt and poorly executed. I think the we'll talk about that. I think the third act is is straight a bad, but I, I liked most of this movie. I had. I had a lovely time. I don't have a particular affection for Winnie the Pooh as a character. I mean, I I, I was a child of, I was child at one point. So of course I'm familiar with Winnie the Pooh and the voice. The fact that they got you know that that voice to to do again, is Connie and stirs something in me. That is that is deepened childlike. But mostly what I loved about this is that that sense of Phut as you know, as written as a, you know, a zen cone, you know his his sort of zen philosophy of life. I found it to be enchanting. I really did. I thought.."