A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No messages here, except maybe "listen to the news, and stay away from scary woods where people are regularly killed."
Positive Role Models
Characters aren't very smart, and survival isn't their strength. Turns beloved children's book characters into bloodthirsty murderers.
Aside from Christopher Robin, women are central characters and are shown to be supportive friends. But, unfortunately, they're quickly hacked to bits, apparently lacking even the most basic common sense. Two of the women friends are a lesbian couple. No notable characters of color.
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Violence & Scariness
Extreme blood and gore. Extreme violence against women. Dead bodies. Bloody wounds. Woman strangled with chain. Woman's head bashed, body fed into wood chipper. Woman's head run over by car: Eyeball pops out, smashed head shown. Sledgehammer to woman's head, huge spray of blood. Blade shoved through woman's mouth and back of head, pinned to wall. Severed head. Woman's neck sliced. Woman stabbed in skull. Entrails. Shower of blood. Spitting blood. Character whipped with rope. Woman repeatedly slapped. Woman tied up. Woman chained up with bloody face and swollen eye. Gun and one gunshot. Face-ripping. Arm-snapping, with blood sprays. More head-smashing. Piglet hit with sledgehammer. Pooh's face covered in blood. Exploding vehicles. Bloody meat hooks. A stalker terrorizes a woman in flashback. Woman knocked out with chloroform. Narrator explains that Pooh and his friends killed and ate Eeyore to survive. A woman has been traumatized by a stalker.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A woman's top comes off while she's being attacked; her breasts are visible for several seconds. Woman dances while wearing underwear. Woman wearing bikini takes sexy selfies. Women in revealing clothing.
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Sporadic use of "f--k" and "s--t," plus "ass," "freak."
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Products & Purchases
Pooh and Piglet are known characters who are traditionally associated with kid-friendly merchandise and media.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Character has glass of white wine while in hot tub. A character is seen carrying a wine bottle but not drinking. Dialogue: "Are you girls on drugs?"
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey is an extremely gory, low-budget horror movie that takes advantage of the fact that A.A. Milne's original 1926 children's book is now in the public domain (meaning the characters are no longer protected by copyright). After the novelty of the concept quickly wears off, it reveals itself as just another poorly made slasher movie. It's absolutely not for kids: Violence and gore are graphic and constant, with women and other characters being killed in horrible ways, smashed with sledgehammers, run over by cars, run through with blades, decapitated, strangled with chains, fed into wood chippers, and more. There's also stabbing, face-ripping, neck-slicing, arm-snapping, whipping, eyeballs popping out, and much, much more. A woman's breasts are visible after her top comes off while she's being attacked. Another woman wears revealing clothing, dances, and takes sexy selfies in a bikini. Language includes sporadic uses of "f--k" and "s--t." A character drinks wine while relaxing in the hot tub. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
After the subversive idea of turning beloved children's book characters into brutal killers wears off, all that's left in this low-budget horror movie are boring clichés and frustrating characters. The grungy-looking Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey begins with a crudely animated prologue that explains how the characters turned into hybrid creatures, and most of the fun ends there. (Not to mention that, after the prologue, we never see Rabbit or Owl again.) There are a couple of giggles early on thanks to visuals like a swarm of bees following Pooh around, or Pooh drooling disgustingly at the thought of a snack. But it's not long before the movie becomes a showcase for hacking up young women. Perhaps the worst idea is introducing Marie as a traumatized survivor of a sexual predator who then must face yet more horror. It feels cruel. By the time it reaches its "what?" ending, Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey has turned from a bizarre, controversial internet meme into a totally forgettable slasher movie.
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