This week is beginning to feel a little strange. After a full month of blogging, I realised it’s been quite a while since I reviewed anything. Why don’t we fix that with a review of Paddington 2?
I’m not sure if I even tweeted about it or not actually. Last week we took a family trip to see Paddington 2 in the Lisburn Omniplex. Before going further, I want to appreciate that the cinema here is half the price of the mainland. The fact we managed to go as a family of 4 (2 students, a senior citizen, and a regular adult) for £20 was fantastic!
As it’s coming to the end of the cinema time for Paddington 2, the last time slot available for us to go see it was 5:40pm. We had had a quiet enough afternoon in the house, and so we got there just on time to settle into our seats before the trailers started. Now considering Paddington is on its way out of the cinema, the screen was almost full. One thing I love about Paddington is the fact it spans many generations. Our adorable marmalade-loving Paddington had children as young as 3 years old and adults in their 70s there to see him.
For anyone who hasn’t seen the film yet, why not have a look at the trailer and see what you think?
With a superb cast, Paddington 2 looked set to be fantastic! One thing I absolutely loved was you really don’t need to have seen the first film to enjoy this sequel.
Following our beloved Paddington as he tries to get the perfect present for Aunt Lucy, those of us in the audience laughed, cried, and felt every other emotion in between while we witnessed his latest adventure.
Paddington discovers an old pop-up book of London and decides this is the perfect present for Aunt Lucy. She’s always dreamt of travelling to London, but is now too old and doesn’t have the money to travel from Peru to London to see the sights. When Paddington hears how much the book is going to cost, he immediately starts looking into jobs to raise the money. Along the way, things go wrong for our little Peruvian bear, and Paddington finds himself enjoying a stay in Her Majesty’s Prison. There, he makes some new friends, and continues to try and clear his name.
If my summary of the film doesn’t appeal to you, why don’t you take a read of the official summary?
The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film 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…
The cast were as brilliant, and no expense was spared in hiring excellent actors to join the film! The script was brilliant – the adventure and comic timing was there for the children, and the slightly more adult jokes kept the rest of us laughing to ourselves. The third Paddington film has already been announced, and I can’t wait to see it. However, if Paddington 2 is already out of the cinema in your hometown, and you can’t wait to get your hands on the DVD then look no further! The DVD is available for pre-order on Amazon here –>
Have you seen Paddington 2? What did you think of it?