I actually had some sort of hope for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, the whole idea of a horror themed Winnie the Pooh movie sounded like it could be campy fun that could give the viewer a ton of entertainment….unfortunately that’s not what happened here.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is what happens when you take an absurd concept and make it into the most dull way possible, for starters the movie is ultimately some guy in a $5 Party City Winnie the Pooh mask going around killing people. Piglet did fair a bit better but that’s not saying much considering he felt like an entirely different character, I understand the movie was very low budget but come on this is about as unimaginative as you can really get.
The acting and writing are both horrendous especially when we meet the main protagonists who serve nothing more than to be killed off, they are some of the most poorly written slasher movie characters I’ve seen in awhile and that is truly saying something. They have no personalities, no character moments and absolutely no qualities that make the viewer care at all. Rather than exploring the whole plot surrounding Christopher Robin we instead follow these characters which really shows uninspired the movie really is.
I’ve hinted at this but if you took away the whole Winnie the Pooh idea away you are left a very bare bones slasher movie that so many other movies completely outclass it in every single way possible, I am all for absurd ideas in fact I’ve liked quite a few movies in the past which had very out there ideas. However if you are going to make one of those movies, the number one thing to absolutely avoid doing is making the execution as dull as possible.
Which is unfortunately the biggest downfall of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, it takes the concept and does absolutely nothing with it. Instead it’s just a very low budget slasher movie that has nothing going for it or has anything that stands out, making this whole thing feel very pointless. It’s a shame because as I said at the beginning there is potential for a horror Winnie the Pooh movie to work, it’s just not happening with this one.
Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey is currently in limited theaters
Disgrace To Cinema F