Paddington 2 sees the welcome return of our favourite marmalade loving bear. Directed once again by Paul King, Paddington 2 focuses on the young bear's new life with the Browns. With Aunt Lucy's forthcoming 100th birthday Paddington sets out to find her the perfect gift; a pop up book of London; only for it to be stolen!
This extraordinary brown bear sequel thrives as both a sweet and sharp marmalade fantasy, provoking a warm, fuzzy, almost tingling sensation inside - Paddington 2 unfolds page by page as a treasure trove of childhood delights.
Paddington Bear has offered us all a comforting paw to hold over the years, guiding us through the nasty little bits in life, providing us a remarkable escape from it all. He is a symbol, as a reminder of all the good in the world. At the core we find a strong, beating bear-heart with a whole lot of charisma that translates perfectly to the big screen.
Paddington 2 illustrates childlike fantasies in its own unique way. A delicate pop up book sequence plays as one of many poignant scenes in this pick n mix of imaginative visuals. Brought to life once again by the endearing Ben Whishaw, Paddington embodies Britain's Greatest Bear in perfect fashion. Perfect comic support is provides by the wonderful Hugh Grant, ably supported by Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville and the brilliant Brendan Gleeson - with a start studded list of cameo credits following.
Paddington 2 It doesn't over complicate or simplify its plot. King recognises his audience and hits with pitch perfect comedic timing - displaying many laugh out loud, often side splitting moments. It's self-awareness is key and invites you to delve into the sensationally silly yet wonderfully charming world it so proudly presents.
Stuck together as firmly as a marmalade sandwich, this is inspiring, uplifting and often dreamlike - driven by magical cinematography. Paddington 2 easily offers this year's most exceptional family outing.
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