Sunday, January 8, 2012

Winnie the Pooh (2011)

It's been awhile, but we're back! We had a wonderful wedding, fantastic honeymoon, and we miss having so many Disney movies to watch! We never did get the chance to see the new Winnie the Pooh movie, so we rented it from Amazon and watched it.

This movie is adorable, and I have to say that I love how it is so classic. They really stayed true to the characters and how the original movie was done. I loved the stories. Like the original, it is definitely a kids' movie, but there were a few jokes or little things I thought were thrown in for adults, which made it fun. In fact, I think I ended up liking it even better than the original one.

Jason and I had a lot of fun discussing which character is most like us. I had to say that hands down, Jason is Owl, because they are both very verbose but intelligent. If anything I am sort of a cross between Rabbit and Piglet, but probably more Piglet - mostly because of my scaredy cat nature.

Jason's thoughts: "It was fun." He felt it wasn't one of the really big Disney classics, but a fun movie to watch.

The Music
Loved the music for this one! It was really a highlight of the film. They still had to classic Winnie the Pooh song to kick things off, but sung by Zooey Deschanel. I personally love her voice and thought it was the perfect fit here. Almost all of the songs were quite catchy. The best song was definitely "The Backson Song," which all of the characters take part in.

The Villain
No real villain here, except for the fabled Backson! Although he is described as horrible and scary, in the end it turns out that he is made up, so in the end it was the characters and their own imaginations running away with them that was the real problem.

The WDW Connection
See The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh entry. I will mention that we got a chance to go on the Pooh ride while in Disney. The wait was always pretty long for it, but the ride itself is very cute - a fun way to relax. The queue is also well done, with lots to entertain the kiddies.

Becky's rating: 8 out of 10
Jason's rating: 7.5 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. Man, I've got to rent this, I really wanted to see it in theaters and never did go.