Reviewing “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” feels ridiculous. Anyone who saw the trailer is probably already familiar with the quality of movie they’re getting, however; I couldn’t resist.
If you thought this movie would be anything but trash, the opening “animation” (slideshow) that dumps out a weak set-up to the events of the movie will immediately dispel any doubts. Don’t worry if you miss it though, there’s a second intro to the movie. Don’t worry if you miss that one either, “Blood and Honey” doesn’t reference the material again.
If you had hoped to at least get some good gore or kills for your money, the movie has fooled you twice, shame on you. Standard slasher kills and cardboard cutout characters get old quickly, and the seemingly short runtime suddenly feels long.
Interesting enough, as this uninspired horror flick limped along, I began wondering if the movie’s blatant unoriginal exploitation of its humorous premise was actually making me more creative. The number of missed opportunities I caught left me wondering if the writers were simply that creatively bankrupt. I find it hard to believe that budget played a role in the failure of this movie.
Small things like writing “get out” in blood on windows felt like it could’ve been such an easy win. No one thought to write “oh, bother” instead or something that would add some kind of character to the film?
I could spend this whole review rewriting this movie, but therein lies the one saving grace – if there is one for this film. From a certain perspective, “Blood and Honey” feels like a Mad Libs movie that could be fun for people who are in on the joke. If you find amusement in mentally picking apart movies like I did, you might find some level of enjoyment in the film.
Overall, the movie just takes a fun premise and does nothing with it. Even an hour into “Blood and Honey,” I found myself pleading with the movie to give me some kind of twist, even a dumb one just so I could feel something, but it never came.
As a result, “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” is a really fun movie if you’ve somehow ever felt yourself imagining how you would create your own Winnie the Pooh horror film. You can sit back and think about the many missed opportunities and obvious plot points that the movie instead abandons during its runtime for bog standard, asylum level movie making.
Spotlight Score: 1/10