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As someone who has never read a ‘Paddington’ story by Michael Bond, I really found some of the reviews here, stating that this second film in the Paddington series is more loyal to the original stories than the first one, to be thought-provoking. Having seen the film for myself now (twice in the cinema, I might add), I can see the reason why they believe so. In some respects, ‘Paddington 2’ manages to outdo even its charming predecessor.
This film starts off with a flashback in the jungles of Peru, like the first ‘Paddington’. This lovely scene explains how Paddington was adopted by his beloved Aunt Lucy and Uncle Pastuzo. The story continues in London. Paddington is loving his new life with the Brown family, but he wants to find a new job so he can afford a really valuable antique pop-up book from Mr Gruber for Aunt Lucy’s birthday. No doubt this film retains most of the charm which made the first film so lovely, including a really fantastic pop-up portrayal of the city of London when Paddington dreams Aunt Lucy has finally come to visit. It just had such a tough standard to live up to, especially since now Paddington is already established in the Brown family. I won’t reveal much more of the story, besides saying that this pop-up book which Paddington wants so much gets stolen by a master criminal and Paddington is framed as the thief instead.
One thing’s for sure, this film’s villain is much better than its predecessor’s (the villain in the first film is Millicent, as portrayed by Nicole Kidman). As some reviewers have commented, the scary tone the first film tried to associate with Millicent wasn’t compatible with Bond’s books, despite the producer’s efforts to limit this (they cut out most of the scenes which they thought were too scary for children). Therefore, ‘Paddington 2’ is more loyal to Bond’s stories. Hugh Grant as the villain, Phoenix Buchanan, is absolutely fantastic in this regard. His casting was certainly an inspired choice. Most of the other actors did a superb job, including Brendan Gleeson as the intimidating Knuckles who doesn’t “do nothing for no one for nothing”, Peter Capaldi as Mr Curry and Simon Farnaby as the hilarious Barry the security guard from the first film (to mention but a few).
This film is perfect for the entire family. I am 23 years old and unashamedly say that I found ‘Paddington 2’ to be as amusing as it is entertaining, so much so that I didn’t mind watching it a second time in the cinema. So don’t make the mistake in thinking it’s another one of those films that’s suitable only for the little ones.