What to do, what to do, what to do indeed. I have to tell you something when I was a kid I was never a major Winnie the Pooh fan. Even being born in the early 80s, I just kind of missed that train? I do recall watching the Live action version on the Disney Channel back in the day. Oh gosh, the good old days.
I have to admit, I never could relate to him, I guess I just didn’t get it, but I did have a crazy imagination myself growing up so in that result I could relate in some way. I always thought the characters were great, to be honest with you. So when I saw the trailer for a new Pooh movie in live action two things came to mind.
- Why the Heck
- Oh, the CGI…
Let me be real here with you, we live in a day an age where computers rule over practical effects period while sometimes practical effects can be a lot better especially done in a roundabout way. For example, there are actually quite a few practical shots done in the Transformers movies. I don’t mean the cars themselves there’s obviously those are real cars for product placement. I’m talking about the scene when bumblebee was on the ground and they were capturing him in the first film that was actually a full-size bumblebee that they built. There was also a couple of parts of Optimus Prime that was created for purely up close practical shots.
Computers just are better but not always BETTER You know what I mean?
So when I saw the first trailer pop up on my Facebook feed for Christopher Robin, my first thought was that it was gonna look horrible,
I was blown away at how real the characters looked and then darn you Disney for asking one of my all-time favorite actors in the title role, Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin. He’s an amazing actor and no matter what people say about the prequel Star Wars trilogy I think you did a fantastic betrayal of a young Obi-Wan Kenobi.
So on that was I sold?
A little bit, I’m not gonna lie, while I won’t’ be rushing to the theater in August to see this. Definitely, am going to check it out at some point. The idea of them playing it up as Christopher Robin growing up. I feel a very strong hook vibe from this trailer. For those of you who don’t remember Hook was a 1990s film which starred Robin Williams as Peter Pan.
Despite some of the criticism of the film in terms of story flow and character development, it’s still a really good movie and one of my all-time favorites.
To be honest I’m not really sure what to think about Christopher Robin. It looks like it’s going to be a really good film for the children. It might even bring Pooh back into the fold of the 21st Century. I have to admit I really love the motion-capture work that they’re doing on this film. It’s really making CG characters come more alive than they did in the past.
Is CG Overused?
I think the biggest question I want to ask you guys reading this, do you think CG in films has become a problem? Do you think it’s been overuse now to the point we lose something in watching films? Granted some films are enhanced greatly with the added nature of CG but a lot of films I feel have suffered as a result of overuse of CG do you have some examples let me know hit me on Twitter or you can also hit your replies on our Facebook group.