Monday, November 28, 2011

A Note on the Tigger Movie

As long as I'm posting about Winnie the Pooh, let me say something about the Tigger Movie:  It was damn depressing.  It reminded me a little of Follow That Bird in the sense that (SUPER-OBVIOUS SPOILERS COMING UP ALERT ALERT DANGER WILL ROBINSON) the main characters realize that their real families have always been there in the first place, but there is a difference between the two.

Big Bird always knew who his real family was. He briefly entertains the notion that there could be someone else out there for him, yes, but only for a few seconds. Otherwise, the film is about his quest home and it is another character that learns what a real family means.

Tigger, on the other hand, spends the whole film not knowing this and desperately seeking out someone else like him. I kind of wish they'd let there be another Tigger out there, even if it would spoil the whole point of the movie. That moment where he (MORE SPOILERS WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS?) opens the locket to find that it's empty is just heartbreaking. I know there's a happy ending, but still...

That being said, the poster for the movie really bugs me...

Whee, lookit the fun movie! Look, there's Tigger's big ol' smiling face! And look! Roo and Pooh and Piglet and Eeyore are all getting in on the action! Won't this be a BLAST?

No, no it won't. The movie is a huge tear-jerker. Admittedly, that won't get kids into the theater, but can't we at least give some warning?

Japan does it right. This poster right here sums up the whole movie: Sometimes things seem bleak or sad, but just having your family and friends around can make things seem a little cheerier.

I've gone and depressed myself.

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