My family and I had the chance to go the movies this weekend. We watched Paddington 2. To say the least, we were pleasantly surprised!
We watched Part 1 on DVD. It was okay. Because of that we somewhat knew what to expect with Part 2. To be honest, we (my wife and I) weren’t expecting much. But the thing is, Part 2 is so much better than Part 1.
The graphics are great (Paddington is the only animated character, but there are other animated scenes that are supplemental to the movie). The directing and acting are great. The screenplay is great. The storyline and plot are great, even for adults. And when it comes to being family friendly – the movie is simply great.
Unlike several of the movie previews that preceded the movie (especially Gnomeo & Juliet – Sherlock Gnomes, which should not be watched by children), Paddington 2 contains no “adult humor” or innuendos that often “go above the head” of children. The movie contains one “OMG” phrase. Best as memory serves, that is the only bad mark I can give it.
The movie places a high priority on family values, honesty, treating people the right way, doing the right thing, looking for the good and redeeming qualities in people, and kindness.
Paddington 2 deserves much more hype that it has received. If you’re looking for a family movie, this movie deserves to be watched. You won’t be disappointed.