CHRISTO­PHER ROBIN (G) Let’s hear it for the toys, US, 104 min

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Gigs -

First things first: this is a com­pletely dif­fer­ent film from last sum­mer’s Good­bye Christo­pher Robin. This lighter, brighter ef­fort gen­tly cel­e­brates the en­dur­ing ap­peal of the res­i­dents of the Hun­dred Acre Wood. The story be­gins with a grown-up Christo­pher Robin (played by Ewan McGre­gor) doing it tough as an adult in 1950s London. As a dis­tance opens up be­tween Christo­pher and his fam­ily, his old child­hood pals reap­pear to bring it all back to­gether. The charm of this movie re­sides in the com­fort­ing man­ner in which the likes of Pooh, Piglet, Roo, Owl and the in­com­pa­ra­ble Eey­ore have been brought to be­liev­able life through the magic of CGI effects. Mr Robin’s play­mates cer­tainly look their age — like stuffed toys that have seen bet­ter days — but not once lose their age­less­ness. Over­all, a lit­tle bit slower and less spec­tac­u­lar than con­tem­po­rary fam­ily films, but a lit­tle more mem­o­rable.

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