Three sentence movie reviews: Paddington Bear
I stayed far away from this movie in 2014, because I didn’t want a favorite childhood book to be ruined by the movie adaptation. However, Paddington 2 was getting such rave reviews from critics* that I decided to check it out. It did the opposite of ruining a childhood favorite; it made it better with a funny sweetness and great acting all around.**
Cost: Netflix subscription
Where watched: at home, with Matt, who had no childhood references to the book and also enjoyed the film.
*When critics are raving about Paddington 2, is something wacky in the world, or is it just that good of film? Time will tell.
**Nicole Kidman=very fun villain. See also: To Die For
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2014/paddington_bear.html
I felt exactly the same about the previous film, which was pretty soundly panned. I had planned a no for this one too. Thanks for letting me know that it is actually enjoyable.
This IS the previous film. It is the first one, which when it came out many of the critics I read had very nice things to say, which turned out to be true. I’m looking forward to seeing the next one, and Hugh Grant as the villain.