I took this picture in Oxford, England; I am not a professional photographer. Here’s another England picture:
Notice the bright lovely greenery. In “Christopher Robin,” the entire film is shot without sunshine. Inside scenes: no lights/lamps: I felt like I was at “Darkest Hour,” only more drab. Was the intention to make the film look early 20th century? (Hopefully people who actually lived then had more light which I am certain they did.) Or did they have no budget for lighting? If you like staring at a sepia (?) “grey/beige/brown” screen for 2 hours…
Second major problem, the story/writing. I adore the British classic children’s literature (I own a copy of J. M. Barrie’s “The Little White Bird” which includes, in the middle chapters, the origins of the Peter Pan story). Wind in the Willows, I own multiple illustrated versions. I love the Pooh stories of A. A. Milne, for their sweet charm. Often, American movie productions of these stories head into a completely different direction – look at what Walt Disney does. Not always bad, just a completely different idea.
I stayed through to the end credits and it did look like this was a British production. But, who is this film for? Adults or kids? The first 2/3rds of it are adult themes about losing yourself in work. I couldn’t believe that my grandchildren sat so well through all that. The stuffed animals, as characters and visually; boring. Voices were annoying – especially Eyeore’s – a deep masculine voice?!
The last 15 minutes had a bit of action, and a happy ending… but I found the whole film excruciatingly dull. And I love England and their books for kids.