Paddington 2 Review

David Graham, Staff Writer

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In 2015, we got Paddington, which took the world by surprise with all of its humor and action. A big chunk of that surprise came from the fact that it didn’t set out to just to entertain children, it also entertained the adults who took their kids to see the movie, and it didn’t just sit well with the audiences, it also did phenomenally well with the critics, sitting at a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, two years after the first one, we got Paddington 2. Before I write my review, here is a brief synopsis:


PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

    • Rating:PG (for some action and mild rude humor)
    • Genre:Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
    • Directed by:Paul King (VII)
    • Written by:Paul King (VII) , Simon Farnaby
    • In theaters:Jan 12, 2018  Wide Release
    • Runtime:105 minutes
    • Studio:Warner Bros. Pictures




In my opinion, this was a FANTASTIC movie, and probably one of my all time favorites. It had everything that Paddington (2015) had that made it such a great movie, and more! Fluffy, talking bear, check. Loads of hysterical humor, check. A great plot that will appeal to the whole family, triple check! Each minute of the movie feels like it improves upon the previous one.

One actor who lifted this movie to the next level was Hugh Grant, who played the once famous, money blowing Phoenix Buchanan. Grant brings a great depth to the character, presenting him perfectly as an innocent seeming villain with multiple personalties who has his mind set on reviving his acting career, doing anything that it takes to do so. He brings a great sense of humor while still portraying the darkness of a bad guy that a lot of actors/actresses probably couldn’t do to the level that he did.

I would definetly recommend for you to see this with your whole family, and trust me, you will not be disappointed.


(Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%)

(Current Audience Score: 91%) 

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