We spent a rainy Labor Day seeing Christopher Robin, a surprisingly well-done film in which Ewan MacGregor as Responsible Adult C.R. Milne encounters his childhood friends from the Hundred Acres Woods and learns how to be a child again. But there was no escaping the comparison to Hook, where Responsible Adult Peter goes back to Neverland, or to the trailer for the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, this time to straighten up the children of Responsible Adult Michael Banks.
Did I miss any other members of the genre? Are any others coming up? Will Disney treat us to Responsible Adult Jim Hawkins returning to Treasure Island next, for instance? Could the pandering to the middle-aged-parent demographic be any more blatant? And do the mothers ever need saving, or just the workaholic dads?