Cute isn't he? I went to see Pooh Bear in the new Disney film 'Christopher Robin. I had a brew and relaxed in the brand new recliner seats at our local Odeon. Ohhhhh they are fabulous......so comfortable I could have sat there all day, in fact I could have just waited for another movie to start.
I'm there with my feet up watching my film in 4K projection and super Dolby ATMOS sound, the Hundred Acre Wood has never looked so good. Tigger nearly bounded off the screen into my bag of minty Aero Bubbles but I fear he doesn't need anymore sugar, I certainly didn't. Very impressed with the seats, they are comfortable and there is loads of room, you don't have to worry about going to the loo if you're sat in the middle, nobody has to stand up to let you out.
The sound however is really loud, not sure whether it's me who's a bit sensitive to too much loud noise but it is sometimes a bit unbearable. I find it a bit weird to say that I don't like loud noise after all the concerts I've been to but maybe it's my age. This movie was not so bad for the sound but I think if it was a super action film I may struggle. Some of the trailers really hurt my ears but that's super duper Dolby sound for ya.
The film itself was adorable. I was a big fan of Winnie the Pooh as a little girl. My dad would read me a Pooh Bear story most nights and if I peered out of my bedroom the rest of the family would be sitting on the stairs listening to the story too, he was that good!!! Still is I must admit but not had a bedtime story from him for a while. I still have the books now, they are in my bedroom never to be removed and will never see a charity bag as long as I'm alive.
So to see Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo come alive on the big screen was a dream come true for me and they looked and sounded exactly as I wanted them to. I thought Ewan McGregor was a great match for a grown up Christopher Robin with his grumpy exterior but then that softy interior shines through and he becomes that playful lad again. to the delight of Pooh and his mates. I loved how he was passing his adventures and his memories down to his daughter Madeline just as I was sitting there watching this film with my mum and both my sons. I looked around the cinema and the little ones were shouting Pooh's name, really enjoying it and there it goes again passed down to another generation. Like Thomas the Tank Engine, Pooh Bear will go on forever.
Ewan McGregor has done well for himself, not only does he get to play childhood hero Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars but he gets to play another childhood idol in Christopher Robin. He is just becoming the symbol to my younger years apart from being a blooming nice guy.
A lovely brew out with family watching a nice family film.......just perfect. if you've seen it what did you think? Have you tried the new recliner seats out too? Do let me know.
For now though you take care but do come back tomorrow for What to Buy Wednesday......
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