Movie Monday: Christopher Robin

A heartwarming movie about a boy who has grown up and living the adult life. The movie starts out with Christopher Robin as a boy and he was having a party with his animal friends, including Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and more. The party was for Christopher Robin because he was leaving for a school. We see a quick time lapse and then we see Christopher all grown up, played by Ewan McGregor. Later, we see Winnie the Pooh in the forest where he is going about his day, but then he is unable to find any of his friends. Pooh seeks the aid of a now grown up Christopher Robin.

I absolutely loved this film. The voice acting by Jim Cummings is brilliant. As soon as I heard Pooh the first time in the movie, I felt like I was a kid again. The party was a nostalgic trip with all of the personalities sitting around the table. Ewan McGregor was great too. I would have never guessed Ewan was talking to, and at times carrying, inanimate objects. Winnie the Pooh and his friends looked good the way they were animated. The only issue I had was the way Tigger looked. It was hard to see his stripes, but I thought the other characters came out great.

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Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore were the main focal points of this movie. Owl, Kanga, Roo, and the others became side characters. I would’ve liked to see more from them, but the main characters were enjoyable to watch. Eeyore had me laughing when he came on the screen every time.

Overall, I enjoyed this film. I felt like the plot about what was happening in Robin’s adult life fell short, I couldn’t get enough of Pooh and the rest of the group. Christopher Robin is a good movie for kids and adults alike. It reminded me of the live action Jungle Book movie when it came to the animations. The animations were solid overall and the acting was great.

Final score: 8/10

Have you seen Christopher Robin? What did you think about the movie? Who was your favorite character? Let us know in the comments below!

The trailer for Christopher Robin is below.

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Dunkirk Review

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was released on July 21st, 2017, and is described as a drama/thriller. If I had to describe this film with one word, then it would be “suspenseful.” We do get sprinkles of some action as well in order to create a compelling story about the historic event that took place during World War 2.

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We are introduced to some soldiers on the road in a town who are taking some time for themselves to regroup. Some in the group of six were enjoying the scenery, which ends abruptly with the sound of gunfire. The soldiers begin to panic and attempt to flee. Only one escapes and he finds himself on a beach where other allied troops are trying to evacuate the area to escape from Germans reaching them.

We follow this man’s story, but we do get to see a pilot, a lieutenant, and a sailor and their perspective during the event. The objective is to evacuate as many Allied troops as possible, but there are so many boats and vessels available. While the soldiers are getting evacuated, there is gunfire and enemy planes shooting and killing people. There is also a moment where there is a possible mole in the group of Allied soldiers.

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Overall, I really enjoyed this film. After overcoming the confusion as to what was going on, I was able to look at the story of these few main characters and appreciate what everyone went through during Dunkirk in World War 2. This war film is very different from other World War 2 films I’ve seen. I would compare it to the movie Valkyrie because it’s not centered around action, but it’s more about the struggles of the Allied soldiers escaping Dunkirk and trying to help each other to survive and escape.

Final score: 8.5/10

Have you seen Dunkirk? What did you think of the movie? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out the trailer below.

Movie Monday: Blockers Review

A comedy starring Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz. They play as Lisa, Mitchell, and Hunter, respectively, as parents. The goal? To prevent their teenage kids from having sex on prom night. Here’s our take on Blockers.

A comedy starring Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz. They play as Lisa, Mitchell, and Hunter, respectively, as parents. The goal? To prevent their teenage kids from having sex on prom night.

A connection to each of the three families is established out of the gate with the backstories of the three girls. The three girls on this journey are Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan), and Sam (Gideon Adlon). The chemistry between these three young women were great. It felt like they have been friends for years and years.

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As far as the parents are concerned, Lisa was the highlighted character when it came to the story line, but Mitchell and Hunter were there for comic relief. I knew Ike Barinholtz was going to be good from his days back on Mad TV, but I had my doubts about John Cena. John Cena knocked it out of the park. He did a great job delivering his lines and was much funnier than I originally thought he was going to be. Leslie was funny, but I had more sympathy towards her and her feelings toward her daughter as the movie played out.

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The movie was a great laugh overall. A small portion of the jokes/punchlines fell short, but I would highly recommend Blockers if you want to laugh. The goal behind this story has been done before, but there are a couple of parts that I didn’t see coming which was refreshing to see.

The only other issue I had was a scene where the three parents were trying to figure out where their children have gone to try to stop them from having sex. Before we could see how they escaped the predicament they were seen running down the street saying “that was close.” It would’ve been interesting to see how it all played out since the movie was one hour and 42 minutes long.

Final score: 7/10

Have you seen Blockers? What did you think of it? Did you have any issues with the film? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

The trailer for Blockers is below.