Sunday, January 21, 2018

Paddington 2 - perfect in my mind!

I took my 6-year old to see Paddington 2 for the second time, and it was just as wonderful the second time around. It was such a great, fantastical movie where kindness is the overlaying emotion. Just as Paddington's Aunt Lucy says, "Be kind and polite and the world will be right."

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Bear in Trouble (Bing images)
The world of Paddington and his family seems so familiar, but so far away. Almost everyone eventually sees the good in Paddington, except one small minded fellow (who happened to play a Doctor in another show). It is a well-rounded story, including a villain. It isn't over the top silly, and it has just enough heart, avoiding the too sappy element. Paddington's expressions are a treat and all the supporting actors do a wonderful job.

I particularly enjoyed Joanna Lumley's (Patsy from Ab Fab) role and her "hot buns" comment. Classic! The lush scenery transports viewers to another world in which a bear that walks and talks isn't too extraordinary. Humor abounds within the film, making it thoroughly enjoyable.

I liked it so much I would definitely see Paddington 2 a third time if given the chance!

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