“Paddington 2” Review ✦✦✦✦✧

4 November, 2017

Director: Paul King
Screenwriters: Paul King, Simon Farnaby
Director of Photography: Erik Wilson
Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant

Synopsis: The continued adventures of Paddington Bear who enters the world of employment in order to purchase a gift for his Aunt Lucy but ends up in a tricky situation after being framed for a crime he did not commit.

Paddington 2 Review:

A marmalade miracle built on the wonders of swirling pop-up books and extra-sticky close shaves, “Paddington 2” is the kind of magic that only comes around every once in a while, producing laugh-out-loud fun and serving a meal with everyone’s favourite food on the menu. The perfect weekend get-together with more than enough sandwiches to go around, “Paddington 2” is vibrant, cuddlesome, and awfully entertaining with crisp CGI and sumptuous colours celebrating the wonders of cinema, staring into Paddington’s eyes and falling instantly in love with his naïve yet inspiring good-naturedness.

Making friends wherever he goes and delivering an important message about unity and the dangers of selfishness, the young bear becomes an idol of principle, listening to his heart at all times and encouraging others to hunt for inspiration in even the most dire of circumstances. Sensationally cute as the star of another idiosyncratic family caper, Paddington gives appeal to a series of puerile predicaments, guaranteeing there’s never a dull moment in a film reliant on an eccentric script where even the tiniest of details come full circle in a plot brimming with opportunities for one-liners and sight gags.

Fluid and dynamic in its grounding of abstract ideas, “Paddington 2” empowers reckless behaviour through creative miracles that leave more viewers shedding tears of joy than scoffing at the film’s kiddie appeal. Somehow both the finest prison film we’ve seen in a decade and the best movie Wes Anderson never made, “Paddington 2” is an adventure to remember with ‘refuse emergencies’ and ‘grievous barberly harm’ providing a number of wonderfully side-tracked moments of fun that’ll leave audiences in stitches across the globe. If cinema was made for anything, it was made for innocent pleasures like this.


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Paddington 2