Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Winnie the Pooh Review

Winnie the Pooh is one of the most lovable and adorable Disney characters of all time. He’s extremely likable, loyal, and fun. His stories might be simple and rather plain, but because he has such an engaging personality, along with Tigger, Piglet, Eyeore, and Owl as his counterparts, it’s easy to watch. Winnie the Pooh puts you in a good mood with its whimsical and easygoing style. The running time, according to IMDB, is 69 minutes, which is perfect for a film of this nature. It’s not out to break any records or win any awards. It’s just good old fashioned fun at the movies.
John Cleese is our narrator for this story, who follows the group trying to find a new tail for the always pessimistic Eyeore, who keeps losing it at every turn. Whoever finds a new tail for Eyeore will win a big pot of honey, which is always quite appealing for our goofy and bumbling hero, Winnie the Pooh. Along the way, there’s also a comical misunderstanding about Christopher Robin. That’s really all there is as far as plot is concerned for Winnie the Pooh. The real joy is the voice work of the characters as they perfectly portray the characters and their personalities. It really helps you get a sense of who they are, how they feel, and what they are all about.
It’s also quite charming to see them interact with each other and produce comedy out of being naïve. They are happy, oblivious and in their own world. This helps to produce some great comedy as you shake your head at their antics. Most of their problems are self–induced as they can’t seem to get out of their own way. Of course, Winnie the Pooh and his growling tummy steal the show in this movie. All he wants is to eat his honey and he will be the happiest bear in the world. The songs are also catchy as Zooey Deschanel had her hand in writing and performing the song, “So Long.” This is just a nice movie and nice is not meant to be derogatory. It’s a compliment in the highest degree.
No matter your age, race, or gender, it’s hard not to like Winnie the Pooh and have a smile on your face by the end of this movie. When I saw this movie on opening night, people of all ages enjoyed it and were laughing. Not only is the film sweet, but, honestly, it’s one of the funniest movies of the year. I know it’s doing poorly at the box office right now, thanks to competition from the summer blockbusters, but trust me; this one is worth seeing on the big screen with friends and family. It’s a nice little escape on a hot summer afternoon. Winnie the Pooh is still timely, enjoyable, and entertaining even after all these years. He has aged very, very well.
Grade: A
How should you see it? On the big screen

1 comment:

  1. Nice review. Being a big Eeyore fan myself, this movie was very satisfying. Now if Disney could only get Eeyore his own movie!