Film review: Paddington 2

Paddington

 

By David Gritten in SAGA Magazine.

 

Understandably, there’s a sense of trepidation before sitting down to watch a sequel to a well-loved film. Can it measure up to the joys of the first? Or will it be coarser, less inventive? Could it be that the sequel was only conceived to cash in on the success of the original ?

Well, Paddington 2 more or less dispels those fears in its first few minutes. It builds on the charm and good-natured comedy of Paddington, which opened three years ago. You could even argue that it successfully broadens the base of its appeal. Paddington 2 has plenty to enchant children; its lovable, kindly little bear-hero has lost none of his appeal. But the madcap, yet often witty comedy being played out around him will find favour with adults.

 

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