Christopher Robin

Director: Marc Forster
Year Released: 2018
Rating: 1.5

The title character (Ewan McGregor) from A. A. Milne's stories, now an overworked adult who fought in war, has a family and a job that takes up all of his time, gets a surprise visit from old friend Winnie the Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings) ... but he's less responsive to Pooh's antics and tries to return him to Hundred Acre Wood.  This is another one of those hyper-realist adaptations of a classic children's tale, and like the others, it's a depressive affair, with gloom everywhere and the beloved characters looking like filthy stuffed animals that are more scary looking than adorable.  The message is about 'rediscovering the kid inside' - which is nice ... in theory - but the magic has been drained out and only the fog remains and there's a tiny glimmer of hope at the finale.  Did Eeyore ghost-write the script?