A ‘childhood ruiner’

An in-depth review into “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”


Still shot taken from official movie trailer

The animated opening scene sets up the mood for the movie as being lighthearted and fun, for the first few minutes at least. After about a minute of the movie, it takes a dark, eerie turn into what is “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.” 

The movie begins with an animated scene of the five original animals and Christopher Robin painted in a black and white drawing. It tells a short story of Christopher Robin going to college and what happens to Winnie, Piglet, Eyore, Roo and Owl that next winter. The movie then turns into real life and we see Christopher Robin five years later with his wife. From this point, the movie really shows what they mean by putting “blood” in the title. 

This film is nothing short of gorey and unique. Every other scene it felt like I was watching a new person get murdered in a brand new way. Each getting more and more gorey as the movie progressed. But, what seems like a childhood ruiner is actually a fun and creative movie. It feels like high school students made it but it was actually produced quite well. Taking a childhood story and turning it into a horror movie puts a unique twist on the story.

Although the producers had a strong movie choice, there was a lot wrong with the actual writing of the movie. It was almost contradictory. The animals are mad that Christopher Robin left them so they start to kill any person who they come across, but they make some exceptions. 

The movie was left wide open for a sequel, but a sequel to this movie wouldn’t be needed. Honestly, it’d probably end up worse than the first one. The movie itself made quadruple in revenue than what they put into the movie within the first two weeks, but it’s not very indicative of the actual quality of the movie.

Overall the movie wasn’t worth the money. It had a good thing going, but it progressively got worse and worse as the movie went on.