#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Paddington is 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 100th 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.
Plot: Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.
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I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed the first _Paddington_ and almost as surprised again by how much this one lived up to it as a sequel.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
**Possibly better than its predecessor, which is no small feat.**
Charming and hilarious, with more than enough jokes for the young and the old to enjoy. Hugh Grant is an excellent and highly comical villain, and the rest of the cast is jam packed with cameos from British notables. A very worthy sequel
The Rare Sequel That Improves Upon the First
As hacky is it is to start a review comparing a new movie to food, the charm of this one pretty much begs for it. Thus if all family-oriented adventure films are to be compared to some form of cheese, Paddington 2 is like an artisanal muenster in that it is immediately engaging, rich with flavor and has a potential for gooeyness but never goes overboard. Also, orange rinds have something to do with it.
This film starts with the well-meaning Peruvian bear happily acclimated and settled with the Brown family in their posh and homey London neighborhood. As a bastion of courteousness, Paddington (Whishaw) still sends letters regularly to his dear aunt Lucy (Staunton) who will be turning 100 in the next few weeks. As a result, Paddington pursuits a rare pop-up book he’d like to send as a gift. Unbeknownst to him, the book holds the key to a hidden treasure which has been hunted for ages by the nefarious Phoenix Buchanan (Grant), former star of the stage and screen.
Those who delighted in the warmth and wit of the original Paddington will find just as much to enjoy in this playful continuation. Paddington 2 takes full advantage as a sequel by immediately feeling more lived-in and comforting to those in the know, while still remaining as welcoming as ever to outsiders who are just now hopping on the bear’s bandwagon. More impressively, it also retains the same emotional intelligence, thematic clarity and childlike wonder in such a way that it feels almost dirty to call something like this a “sequel” to a “franchise”.
It’d be more appropriate to simply say that Paddington 2 is a joy to watch, with the only obvious negative being that it remains unassuming and modest when it should be shouting its ability to engage from the rooftops. There is an able effort to shake the material from humility in the form of Hugh Grant who positively oozes charisma and is a gas to see chewing the scenery. The film lightly lampoon’s Grant’s off-screen persona by having the villain vamp against mannequins, sporting costumes of roles long past. It’s a fun role but the ensemble isn’t as all in as he is. This is not to say Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Gleeson aren’t good, they’re just left in the dust a lot of the time. There’s also a few deus ex machina moments that lit up my pessimistic adult brain, but in a movie that has a full on jailhouse musical number, I’m willing to forgive the wayward assumption that good things can actually happen to good people (and bears). All in all, Paddington 2 is a charming affair – one which takes the daintily assembled world of the first and builds on it with heedless aplomb. In many ways it’s a comfort for these increasingly cynical times. It serves as stark reminder that while adversity always abounds, a little bit of gumption and politeness can make this world just that much more pleasant.
For once a sequel that doesn’t disappoint
I was hugely surprised at just how good the first film was and was tentatively cautious when this sequel was green-lighted that perhaps it might cheapen Michael Bond’s beloved family friendly creation.
However, fear not, for this sequel is absolutely terrific on all levels. Firstly it is as funny and witty and as brilliantly animated as the first film. The excellent cast from the first film is also enhanced by a superb turn from Hugh Grant, who hasn’t been as good as he is here in a long time. In fact it is quite clear to the viewer that Grant is thoroughly enjoying himself by playing against type and sending himself up as a faded egotistical actor and total cad who sets Paddington up to be the fall guy (or should that be Bear?) for a dastardly deed. There is a touch of the pantomime villain to his performance, but it works splendidly and it fits his character perfectly.
All the wit and heart of the first film is still evident here and in some ways, built upon. Brendan Gleeson is also excellent as an old lag and prison cook who loses his angry nature when he succumbs to Paddington’s charms and talents in the kitchen. There are also loads of great jokes too, some pitched at younger children and some deliberately aimed at the more adult viewer.
All in all this is a worthy sequel and a great memorial to Paddingtons creator, Michael Bond, who died whilst this sequel was still being filmed. It is full of laughs, thrills, action sequences, great characters, some wonderful animation (one scene is an obvious nod to the 2D paper cut-outs of the human characters in the 1970s children’s TV show) and you would have to have a hard heart indeed to not burst into tears at the wonderful ending. Also, don’t leave the film until you watch Hugh Grant gloriously send himself up with a musical song and dance act as the end credits roll.
Thoroughly recommended to anybody who wants to see 100 minutes of family friendly fun that isn’t either sickly sweet or too dark for youngsters and still thoroughly watchable to adults too. Great fun and a worthy sequel to one of the best British films in recent years.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Paul King
Writer Paul King, Simon Farnaby, Michael Bond (“Paddington Bear” created by), Mark Burton (additional material), Jon Croker (additional material), Will Smith (additional material), Simon Stephenson (additional material)
Actors Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Ben Whishaw, Madeleine Harris
Country UK, France, USA, China, Canada
Awards Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 43 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, Auro 11.1, SDDS, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa
Laboratory Technicolor Production Services (digital intermediate) (as Technicolor Production Services, London)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format ARRIRAW
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)