Film Preview: Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

Page Revisions:

(July 2, 2017) Original
(August 6, 2017) New Trailer (#2)
(October 8, 2017) New Posters (#2-#3)

Release Date:

October 13, 2017


From IMDb: “A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.”

Poster Rating: B / B / C+

Review: (#1) Like a drawing from a Winnie the Pooh book, this trailer is completely fitting and while the live-action element is predictable, it works within the framework of the concept.

(#2) This is similar to the first design, but it’s more obvious that A.A. Milne is stepping into the creation he has made, which is a nice touch, but not much better. (#3) Lifelike hand drawings are an interesting method, but the various figures aren’t exactly exciting and using an antiquated poster design trope and just jazzing it up with drawings isn’t much of an improvement.

Trailer Rating: C+ / C+

Review: (#1) Another trailer that feels needlessly simplistic. Here we have a commonplace period drama loosely based on a familiar children’s book and its adult author. Would that they would make something a bit more wondrous rather than plodding.

(#2) While there are lots of elements here that suggest a most interesting premise, they aren’t particularly well combined and the film looks like it might be fully explored in the span of a trailer, which is the worst method of selling an audience on the film…if they feel they’ve already seen it.

Oscar Prospects:

Conceptually, it’s a potential Oscar nominee. From an execution standpoint, the trailer doesn’t give a lot of hope beyond standard tech nominations.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2


Poster #1Poster #2Poster #3

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