Movie Review: Paddington 2

Paddington 2: To say the film was "heart-warming" doesn't do it justice in my opinion! Paddington 2 portrayed  3 strong elements of character and life lessons, that I absolutely loved and was so happy my young children were able to witness through this spectacular bear

A few weeks ago Ben, the kids and myself went to see Paddington 2! Let me just say, we were so excited to be able to see the film a bit early before it was released into theaters! We absolutely love Paddington Bear! The movie was filled with entertainment from start to finish! I felt so many great emotions the whole way throughout! I laughed (a lot) and I cried, but mostly left the theater with a full heart! To say the film was “heart-warming” doesn’t do it justice in my opinion! Paddington 2 portrayed  3 strong elements of character and life lessons, that I absolutely loved and was so happy my young children were able to witness through this spectacular bear.

Paddington 2: To say the film was "heart-warming" doesn't do it justice in my opinion! Paddington 2 portrayed  3 strong elements of character and life lessons, that I absolutely loved and was so happy my young children were able to witness through this spectacular bear.

Your Impact Is Greater Than You Think:

From the beginning of the film Paddington’s role in the neighborhood and family was very clear! He was the light and joy of everyone’s day.  He brought people together in a way that no one else could and always exuded positivity beyond the norm.  Even when he was wrongly accused of crime and sent to prison, he was able to bring those in prison together in unity and change their perspective on life.  Prison became a happy place because of him. Paddington was touching people’s lives in ways he couldn’t always see even when he was not present.  As I had mentioned, Paddington was wrongly accused of robbery and sent to jail.  While there his adopted family was doing everything they could to prove that he had not committed this crime.  Everyone in the neighborhood moped around because Paddington’s presence was missed.  He was just being him and didn’t fully know the impact he had made on everyone’s life until it was his turn at the end of the movie. “Paddington looks for the good in all of us… and somehow he finds it” – Mr. Brown

Paddington 2: To say the film was "heart-warming" doesn't do it justice in my opinion! Paddington 2 portrayed  3 strong elements of character and life lessons, that I absolutely loved and was so happy my young children were able to witness through this spectacular bear

Manners Are Important:

Paddington always said please and thank you and handed out compliments like candy.  He always referred to his Aunt Lucy and what she would have expected from him and his behavior. He didn’t forget his upbringing and held everyone around him up to this same standard whether he knew them well or not! He stood for what he stood for and didn’t care what others thought! Even in the cruel walls of prison. His his standard for manners shocked the prison mates as he challenged one of the scariest individuals to mind his manners.

You Reap What You Sow: 

Toward the end of the movie when Paddington was back with the family and all of the people he had some how impacted in one way or another, they all went around and stated what Paddington had once done for each of them.  Friendships and relationships were formed, joy was re-kindled and lives were changed for the better.  Paddington’s biggest dream was to bring his Aunt Lucy to London.  All the people that Paddington had impacted banded together and found a way to fly his aunt Lucy to London.  The film ends on a high note with Paddington embracing one of the only blood relatives he was still in contact with.  Such a beautiful ending! I cried a lot right here.  But I laughed a lot more during the film!

Paddington 2 comes out today, January 12.  I HIGHLY recommend that you go and see it!! Let me know if you have any questions! I am happy to answer!

*Thank you to Warner Bros. for allowing us to see this film as a family at no cost.  As always all opinions are my own.

 

  • Comments ( 27 )

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    Gladys parker

    I love the whole idea behind paddington! I’d love to get my grandchildren the newest book and take them to see the new movie. I love the lesson in it and I know they will too.

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    AnnMarie John

    I like movies that teach us important life lessons, not just the kids watching it but the adults too. This is definitely something that I would watch with my kids! It’s a lovely movie!

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    Linette

    What an awesome reView! This makes me want to go see paddingtOn right Now. Thank you for the spark ❤️

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    Trudy

    I used to love paddington Stories! I’m a 2nd grade teacher, so now that I read your review, I better go see it before all of my students start asking me about it! Thanks for your review!

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    Heather

    It sounds like it has a really good message for children. That even in bad times you should never be rude and to always mind your manners. I like it.

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    Danasia Fantastic

    Thank YOU FOR SHARING A THOUGHTFUL REVIEW OF THE MOVIE. i’VE HEARD BUZZ ABOUT THE FILM, AND NOW i FEEL LIKE i SHOULD CHECK IT OUT MYSELF.

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    Kachet of The Kachet Life

    Oh, geez. If you cried, then I’m definitely going to cry! hahaha… thanks for such a great reflection post. i have to see this movie!

  • avatar
    Tessa Smith

    This movie looks so good. I really want to take my young daughters to see it. Thanks for the review!

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    Mary

    Oh I can’t wait to go and see this movie! I have always loved Paddington Bear!

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    ChelSea @ hOme well manageD

    I Have not seen the first one but now i think ill watch both! Thanks for the Thorough review!

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    the sophia diaries

    for all the sh*t paddington got i honestly think it wasn’t that bad and this one sounds like a good movie too!

  • avatar
    Rosey

    I’m pretty excited to see the new paddington. WE loved the first one.

  • avatar
    Shannon

    I love a movie with a message. I never saw the first one but it sounds like i need to check this franchise out.

  • avatar
    Dogvills

    MOvies with moral lessons in the story are always a favorite. I will have to make a date with my kids so we can watch Paddington 2 together. I’d probably take my nephew and nieces with me too.

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    Sara

    This looks like such a cute and sweet movie and I love that it INCORPORATES good messages that the whole family can take away!

    So glad you guys enjoyed it!

    xo, Sara

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    Becca Wilson

    This movie looks like it is going to be so cute. We really loved the first one so I know we will love this one too!

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    suzanne

    I love paddington! My girl isn’t quite old enough to watch yet, but i can’t wait until she is!

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    Erica @ coming up roses

    This movie looks SO CUTE!!!!!!!

  • avatar
    Azanique S. Rawl

    This movie is so cute! I have to take my nephew to see it next week 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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    Steph

    I’ve heard great things about this movie! I haven’t seen the first one so I’d have to catch up.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

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    Elizabeth O

    Paddington bear was a big part of my childhood and i introduced my American born twins to that adventurous, loving bear. I’m glad you enjoyed it and I plan to see it too.

  • avatar
    Ada

    Aww this movie looks so cute and perfect for the kiddos.

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    Deborah Hunter Kells

    I REMEMBER MY DAUGHTER getting a paddington bear a long time ago – so cute.
    Sound slike a lovely film to go and see. Lov e where positivity is promoted.
    PS went and looked up Ephesians… more than we ask or think!

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    Annie Fairfax

    My nieces are obsessed with Paddington, lol. lOVE THIS REVIEW, THANKS SO MUCH!

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    Tristan Dennington

    This movie looks so cute! I don’t have kids, but I still want to go see it. I love anything to do with London!

    -Tristan

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    Amanda

    This sounds SO cute! I remember the books when I was little 🙂

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    Stephanie // A Sparkle Factor

    Ah I’ve always been a huge Paddington fan! I’ve heard so many good things about the movie!

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