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[–]pomellowt3a 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A pleasant surprise just like the first movie. Love the cast, cinematography, music and humour. It's like a wholesome Wes Anderson film and just so delightful to watch.

[–]brandonsamd6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good movie but my only question is: how did they know Paddington was going to wake up on his Aunt’s birthday?

[–]rancidangel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish all the spaced actors are in this movie

[–]Oznophis 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Umm so everything worked out but that dog is still homeless and starving ....Nice but hey atleast we got to see the happy ending for Buchanon.

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If Paddington 3 happens, I'm expecting to see the Brown's or Mr. Gruber adopt the dog.

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Listen to the rain on the roof go pit-pitter-pat-pit-pitter-pat ~

Sit kitty cat we won't be gone for hou--rs~~~

[–]FIGJAM17 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This movie was amazing. 😢 Easily among best family movie. SO GOOD!

[–]TickleTh1sElmo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Been more than a month since seeing the movie. I've had time to let it stew in my brain, and I called it a masterpiece in family film initially in this thread. Now I think it's more than a masterpiece even. This is the best family film ever made.

[–]walktwomoons 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Movie was great. I liked the first one better but the second one was still stellar.

I thought they could have expanded on the mystery of Madame Kozlova's treasure a bit more, like explain how or why she hid her treasure. The driving force of the mystery was kind of sidetracked by Paddington's stay in the prison (which to be fair was probably the best part of the movie), and having the Browns discover the mystery after the fact felt a bit strained. I didn't like how Peter Capaldi's character Mr. Curry reverts back to his first movie attitude towards Paddington, especially since he had a bit of a character arc there which made it seem he would now (albeit begrudgingly) accept him.

Really looking forward to a third movie.

[–]im_so_not_creative 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Holy shit, everything about these Paddington movies really impressed me, but especially the writing and directing. The writing in both movies had so many set-up/payoffs that it felt very Edgar Wright-y. While the direction and cinematography, especially in this one, had that Wes Anderson flavor in a lot of scenes. 10/10. I'm not sure if I'd want them to make a third one, because it may ruin the first two, but I was also hesitant about this one, and I was proven very wrong.

[–]losingallsense 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree! I loved the cast. I wasn't really so into the first one but this one was fantastic.

[–]sunsurf23 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I have the moviepass and did not see the first Paddington. I cried my eyes out at the end. This film is amazing and should be my 'pick me up' flick for now on

[–]wobblebomb 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Totally lost it at the end, too. Also laughed out loud at the train split and that has been my line for everyone curious, that it made me laugh out loud and cry. The former is rare for me. The latter a bit less so, but still. I loved this film.

[–]wolvesscareme 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I saw it tonight using moviepass too! My wife and I also cried at the end. Also, the first Paddington is on Netflix now and is just as good as this one!

[–]sunsurf23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm glad you guys enjoyed it.

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You know a movie is good when you revisit the discussion thread every day to see what other people think about the movie.

[–]TickleTh1sElmo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yup. Here right now.

[–]SlimJiMorrison 49 points50 points  (1 child)

If Paddington 🐻👒🏷 💼 and my girl👸🏼😍 both drowning😱🌊 and I can only save one😤😬 Catch me at my girl funeral😔👻🌹 wit tha fresh marmalade🥪 🍊

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So you wouldn't save Sally Hawkins?

[–]The_FI-RE_Rises 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Best family movie I have seen since Babe. An absolute delight. Not an ounce of cynicism in the whole thing.

[–]TickleTh1sElmo 22 points23 points  (3 children)

The more I think about it, the more I think this movie is a masterpiece. It deserves every bit of praise it gets.

[–]The_FI-RE_Rises 11 points12 points  (0 children)

A masterpiece of a family film. It's so hard to make a high quality film that any age can enjoy. Especially a live action one. And this nails it on every level.

[–]ChrisRedfieldfanboy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

While I think it's a very good movie, I wouldn't call it a masterpiece.

[–]TickleTh1sElmo 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The most kindhearted movie I've ever seen and absolutely hilarious. It was perfect and I actually felt like a kid again with that child-like wonder. I cried at the final scene and so did my girl. I'm so glad this movie was made. It's absolutely a 10/10 from me.

[–]dpatt_ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This is an utter delight of a film. Paul King brings so much visual style to the film as he did the original. His quaint and fantastical style is heavily inspired by Wes Anderson and it constantly elevates the material. Whishaw is perfect as Paddington and perfectly embodies the character's warmth and innocence. King and Simon Farnaby's script is witty and emotionally rich, with the ending making hitting me hard on an emotional level. https://iwandm.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/paddington-2-review/

[–]rnjbond 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I loved the original so much. Somehow, the sequel met and exceeded my ridiculously high expectations. I could watch it five more times in theater (and probably will)

[–]Xcellion 9 points10 points  (0 children)

the scene with mr. brown doing the split between the train was absolutely hilarious

[–]knudude 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I L O V E this film! I saw it with my girlfriend on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, with like total theater attendance of 10 people. Everyone, laughed. Everyone clapped, at the END! (Not spoiling the end)

Just a wonderful film to have grow on you & make you feel so good about everything can be good again in the world. Makes me incredibly happy to talk about & would see/recommend to anyone!

[–]SociopathicScientist 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's phenomenally well written and the scenes are fantastiv..... Possibly the best feeling I've ever had walking out of a theater.

[–]textbookleader8 22 points23 points  (0 children)

What the hell just happened? Did freaking Paddington 2 seriously just become my favorite movie of the year (2017)?!?!?!

[–]typicalsweg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I just saw paddington 2 last night. Phantom Thread and Call Me by Your Name finally made it to my theatre, so i'm going to have to watch those this weekend too. However, i must say, those two are going to have a hard time trying to replace paddington 2 as my favorite movie of the week. Paddington 2 hit me in the feels hard.

[–]SlimJiMorrison 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I need me a "Free Paddington" pin fam

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I need that newspaper clipping that says "It Takes A Bear to Catch A Thief"

[–]SlimJiMorrison 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Fuck it, I need me a mothafuckin tiny bear with manners

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm convinced that all of my rude coworkers need a hard stare from Paddington.

[–]Aardvark_An_Aardvark -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

The mods are removing any criticism of this film to maintain the inside joke...

At what point do the ironic praises, ironic 10/10 reviews and ironic "Best of the Year" award nominations lose their irony?

[–]gojira420 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I actually really enjoyed the film :/

[–]Bemaniibo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You should never respond to people like that.

[–]MasterofSciFi 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Is it the best movie out this month? I want to go see it next week.

[–]BosskOnASegway 6 points7 points  (0 children)

For sure, just got back from it and it lived up to every bit of praise it received. It was a fun wholesome movie that was enjoyable regardless of age.

[–]mariusmule 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I spent the entire movie crying in awe. This might be the greatest movie I’ve ever seen.

[–]bloodflartowner of 5 Bags Cinema 1 point2 points  (0 children)

loved seeing simon mcfarnaby show up, if the mighty boosh had a role that would have been amazing

[–]notzak 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Paddington might be one of my favorite movie series. I mean that completely earnestly.

Both films are like Wes Anderson films without the mandatory way too dark tone shifts in the end of the second act.

[–]LuckyCosmos 13 points14 points  (19 children)

I'm about 99% sure this isn't a spoiler because they show part of it in the commercials but:

WHY DID HE EVEN GET SENT TO JAIL? In America, someone has to press charges in a robbery situation to be sent to jail. The shop owner himself testified that Paddington wouldn't be the type to break in and he liked him as a friend, so did he still press charges to get him in put in jail, or do the police have the ability to arrest/incarcerate people regardless of what the "victim" says? >.>

[–]sudevsenr/Movies Veteran 32 points33 points  (0 children)

The Justice system is flawed and unjust towards brown people,especially the furry ones.

[–]Blurandski 10 points11 points  (17 children)

Crown Prosecution service decided whether to charge in the UK, because if the victim can choose whether to press charges it opens up avenues for rich people to evade the law.

[–]LuckyCosmos 3 points4 points  (16 children)

That explains a bit but also seems so foreign to me. In America, if a rich person broke into my house but offered 20k for me to not call police/press charges, i'd take it.

[–]Krayzie916 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I know im late to the party, but this is absolutely false. A citizen cannot press charges, only a prosecutor can. It’s a myth usually shown in movies for some reason.

You can unwillingly not call the police, that is correct. But if they found out about it somehow, the state absolutely can press charges, no matter what you as the “victim” says.

[–]LuckyCosmos 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Are you saying my statement is false? I've firsthand seen where police were called in then the "victim" said they will not be pressing charges/filing the report. The most recent one was when a neighbor called the cops because the house across the street was being broken into.... by their cousin. The family said they wouldn't press charges on the cousin after calling his parents and then everyone just let it go.

[–]Krayzie916 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes. You are absolutely incorrect

The DA could still bring charges. They are just choosing not to because they feel the “victim” by saying not to press charges is going to make the case harder to win at trial. It has nothing to do with that person pressing charges or not. Private citizens cannot bring charges whatsoever so you are misinformed. They may make you think thats what happening, but that is in fact false. In the same manner, that person could say “i want to press charges” and the DA can say no, and there’s really nothing he can do.

This is why in criminal cases, it’s not “victim vs robber” it is “state of CA, or the “people” vs robber. Or you see murder cases where the suspect seems obvious, but they refuse to indict. You see the victims family begging the authorities to arrest them, but theres nothing they can do because they cannot press charges themselves.

[–]Vermouth1991 2 points3 points  (6 children)

/u/Blurandski That's indeed a big thing that organized crime does: bribe or threaten their victims into not calling the cops.

[–]LuckyCosmos 1 point2 points  (5 children)

That's true, but its also true that insurance and stuff can be a mess to deal with. My friend was parked, had a car hit his back bumper and damage his car pretty badly, was offered 1k to just drive off. Decided to get insurance/police involved, now his insurance rate went up for the next 2 years. Would've come out ahead if he just took the money.

[–]Vermouth1991 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I think things are different when it's affairs that are really just "about dollars and cents". Would the $1000 really have covered most if not all of the repairs for that particular accident?

[–]LuckyCosmos 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Actually yes, it looked like a gruesome hit to the back, and the 'insurance approved mechanic' estimated 3k, but my fiance's dad and uncle are mechanics and they said it was honestly about $800 for parts+labor. Most shops know how much insurance usually pays out for certain things so they inflate cost.

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[–]LuckyCosmos 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Actually yes, it looked like a gruesome hit to the back, and the 'insurance approved mechanic' estimated 3k, but my fiance's dad and uncle are mechanics and they said it was honestly about $800 for parts+labor. Most shops know how much insurance usually pays out for certain things so they inflate cost.

[–]Vermouth1991 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now, I haven't the life experience of asking someone to cough up $ for damages, but I think it would be possible to negotiate something, like asking the person to pay cheaper repairs if he or she can find a reliable cheap repair shop?

(also, heads up: double-posts.)

[–]Blurandski 4 points5 points  (5 children)

And as a result the rich person can get away with crimes, while the poor get a criminal record, it just drives even more inequality.

[–]Kamakani94 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Are you implying that rich people don't get away with literal murder in the UK thanks to this system?

Is equality really what is being protected here?

[–]Blurandski 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Yeah. I'm aware of very few (read:none) cases where someone has been able to bribe the victim in order not to get charged with crimes (though of course literal murder is the one exception, as dead people cannot be bribed). Well it seems like a pretty good system. If you get caught doing a crime, rich people should not be able to bribe their way out of it.

[–]LuckyCosmos -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I guess it's just difference of culture. If a rich person did a crime against me that was a minor thing (idk, low speed car collision or was drunk and broke my possession) i'd rather the bribe then months of legal stuff

[–]Blurandski 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well yeah, I suppose so, but insurance would always put you right in that situation. TBH something minor like breaking a possession out of anger would never get charged in the first place (assuming no history).

[–]LuckyCosmos -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah but in the states, even if you're not at fault sometimes claiming any insurance thing makes them charge you more.

[–]FilmReviewer101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I actually did a review for this movie if you want to see my opinion, but I loved the movie. Not as much as the original, but it was really good.

My review: https://youtu.be/Af_6eLTA_ZM

[–]Darddeac 27 points28 points  (3 children)

It was fine but it had the same problem that Zootopia had: no kids in the theatre. Instead, there was this big ass group of people all dressed in bear costumes. We're talking high end stuff, a few guys even said they were wearing the official Country Bears costumes from the 2002 movie. It wasn't so bad... until Padding ton actually appeared on screen. They would release a terrifyingly loud moan and toss marmalade everywhere. They'd only do it if it was only him, not counting background characters. One scene in particular, can't remember which, got people really riled up and they were dumping it all over themselves. They were gentle though and were careful not to get any of that sweet, sticky nectar on my furless skin. When it was finished, they sang the "bear song" which was basically incoherent "roaring". When the credits finished they cried and I cried too. I've gained a large amount of respect for those people and their culture since that fateful night. Maybe one day our paths will cross again at the premier of Paddington 3, and hopefully, Country Bears 2: The Black Hose.

All in all, pretty good, 9/10.

[–]sudevsenr/Movies Veteran 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I meet a similar group at The Shape of Water, they threw tuna cans everytime the fishman came on screen and towards the end were chanting "Shamu dick best dick!".I think it's a reference to that documentary which made me think that they must be Greenpeace or something like that.

Some of them tried to get me to sign some #BlueLivesMatter.I was going to sign cause I respect accop's right to beat black people, but this is about giving sardines the right to vote and I was like "the fuck?". It was a tad bit rude I feel, but whatever.

Some lady behind me dressed as a literary allusion to Moby Dick was giving head to some guy(dressed as Merman from He-man) and shouting I HEART SEAMEN every 5 minutes or so. It's nice to support the Navy like that but it's a distracting as hell.

I didn't see that though but grandma told me on the way back.

[–]El_Chapos_Cousin 12 points13 points  (0 children)

where the fuck is your theater, because I want in on this.

[–]Duke_Dardar 11 points12 points  (0 children)

New pasta

[–]heybart 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Did Paddington forget about his convict friends? WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM?

[–]iSereon 46 points47 points  (1 child)

They got pardoned, it was shown on a newspaper during the credits montage.

[–]sudevsenr/Movies Veteran 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Changed men

[–]Pizzaguyj 21 points22 points  (1 child)

You know that the movie is a good one when I sit here and read the comments, and tear up as each scene is discussed and my mind brings my heart back to that those moments.

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so glad im not alone in doing this hahaha

[–]JeffTennis 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I want to watch this. Knew nothing about this at all. Is the first one worth a watch? Mainly watching this because the 100% RT has me curious. Do I need to watch the first one in order to appreciate this?

[–]hokie7373 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You don't have to watch the 1st one to understand this one, but the 1st one is very good so it wouldn't hurt.

[–]Funkmaster_Flash 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It would help but it's not essential. It's about a talking bear from Peru that likes marmalade and lives with an English family.

[–]kazface 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I really enjoyed Paddington 2! My boyfriend and I saw the trailer for it before we saw Murder On The Orient Express and I thought it looked good, but we hadn't seen the first one - but it's on Netflix! So we watched the first one a couple of weeks ago and loved it, so we knew we'd have to see Paddington 2. I love how beautifully shot the film is and the plot was quite wonderful, almost better than the first one.

It was interesting though, as a 21 year old woman, to note how flat the reaction was from children in the cinema. I think the humour in these films just isn't directed at kids, as I don't recall there being any big laughs from the children around us. That's not necessarily a bad thing, and it's also interesting because since Paddington is such an old character I think there's a lot of appreciation for older generations who grew up with his books. But it was interesting to see a typically children's film to be not so... kid friendly? It's not that humour was inappropriate for kids, but more just the jokes were mature in a way that just can't break through to a kid. Hugh Grant's character, for example. I found him hilarious and wonderful, but none of the kids in the cinema really laughed at him. I suppose to him he was just pure evil, ha. But nonetheless, it's definitely not your typical kid's film, in my opinion.

I was recommending this film to all my mates at work, so hopefully some people take me up on it because I think it was delightful!

[–]MyLittleRocketShip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I gotta watch this later. You can't ignore the high praises the movie has been getting.

[–]mi-16evilThe Paddington Paradox[S] 35 points36 points  (1 child)

The shot of Brendan Gleeson eating a marmalade sandwich should be in a musuem.

This movie was a total masterpiece.

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[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Happy birthday Aunt Lucy

This was a serious masterpiece. So tightly written. So entertaining. So wholesome.

[–]Doom-Slayer 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Took my mother to watch it, shes a bit of a traditionalist, loved the books, not a fan of most adaptions.

I noticed her crying towards to the end when Paddington was trapped.

So ya, its a darn good film.

[–]ShaftyWombat 45 points46 points  (2 children)

The release of Paddington 2 is a bigger deal to me than the next installment of Star Wars or Marvel or what have you. Even though I am a grown man, Paddington is my favorite movie. I was cautious about spoilers for months and wore my duffle coat to an late night showing the night before release day in the US. I am happy to report that I loved Paddington 2 even with all that anticipation.

Paddington 2 continues the same standard of excellence set by its predecessor for rich visuals, character animation, and clever wit. Generally speaking, the movie is a colorful feast for the eyes with neat uses of animation and effects throughout. The pop-up sequence in the beginning is marvelous. There is broad and subtle humor in abundance, and it is evident that filmmakers have mastery of both. Rather than go through every gag I liked, suffice it to say that every joke landed for me; there is just so much good comic material. Some highlights that immediately come to mind are the marmalade making scene, Paddington's mishap in the barbershop, and the hilarious mid-credits musical number.

I continue to be impressed by how well Paddington is animated. The character animators succeeded yet again at making Paddington cute, funny, and sympathetic. For that matter, all of the bears are well animated and seamlessly composited into the live action footage. Once again Ben Whishaw is perfect as Paddington's voice. He was a great find back when Colin Firth dropped out of the first movie. Whishaw is so good it feels like should have been in that role from the get-go; I can't imagine a better voice for Paddington. High marks also for the other actors, especially Hugh Grant who expertly walks that line between menace and comedy just like Nicole Kidman did in the first one.

This sequel is even more of a tearjerker than the first movie. I sobbed during Paddington's arrival at prison and the silent underwater goodbye between Mrs. Brown and Paddington when they briefly resign themselves to his fate before reinforcements arrive to help rescue him in the nick of time. A few other scenes also made me tear up. With all the comedy and the melancholy, it is quite the emotional roller coaster, in a good way.

Of course, I got all choked up again for the ending, but those were happy tears. What a perfect ending it is. I thought it was a good choice to end the film right there on a tender note rather than trying to tack on an additional peppy scene.

And finally, the music. The soundtrack has already taken up residence in my regular listening rotation where it is sure to stay, just like that of the first movie. The return of the diegetic calypso band was not unexpected but certainly welcome, with a new set of tunes I thoroughly enjoyed.

Now there are two movies I call my favorite, and they both star a darling little bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington 2 is as good a sequel as I could have asked for. Heartwarming, wholesome fun. Just perfect. 10 jars of marmalade out of 10.

[–]kazface 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Agreed that it was a tearjerker! My boyfriend and I were in tears at the start when Aunt Lucy was saving Paddington, when Paddington thought the Browns weren't coming to visit, and when it seemed like he was going to drown. So heartbreaking!

[–]ShaftyWombat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Indeed, my heart ached for Paddington when he was feeling abandoned after the Browns accidentally missed their monthly visit. The sequence that shows the cell transforming into the jungle when Paddington dreams of Darkest Peru is one of the film's most visually spellbinding moments. The scenes in which Paddington was arrested and in which Phoenix Buchanan was quite rough with him on the train after snatching him away from Mrs. Brown also got to me.

Your reply reminded me that I forgot to mention how adorable Baby Paddington was in my first post.

[–]Pickles256 2 points3 points  (1 child)

RemindMe! 2 months

[–]conditerite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i'll try but no promises.

[–]scienceandstuff_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Such a wonderful film. I thought it was better than the first, and the first one is already outstanding. The ending is so beautiful.

[–]HomelessCosmonaut 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I bawled throughout. It's such a wonderful antidote to all the unpleasantness of the outside world.

[–]Mr_Curtis_Loew 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I love this movie. As Mark Kermode says: it nods to "It's a Wonderful Life" in that little acts of decency can have a tremendous difference to the lives of others. While this film has beautiful charm underneath the surface it was so funny. I laughed for every minute. What a complete and utter joy it was. The world feels a little bit of a better place with this delightful film

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I love the way Ben Whishaw says "Aunt Lucy."

[–]sudevsenr/Movies Veteran 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Also how Gleeson said marmalade and bonhomie

[–]thegoslow 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Aren't loo-see

[–]frozebanana 2 points3 points  (6 children)

do I need to see the first Paddington movie before I watch this?

[–]roboroller 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Probably not but you should anyway it's an excellent film.

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 8 points9 points  (0 children)

No. It works perfectly as a standalone. That said, there are some neat callbacks to the first movie that could enhance your viewing experience of the second one.

[–]Mr_Curtis_Loew 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I wouldn't say so - just know that a bear from Peru moved to London and now lives with a family. Just go - you won't regret it. Riproaringly great time

[–]Leiawen 8 points9 points  (1 child)

a bear from Darkest Peru

[–]aehecatl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

An Illegal immigrant bear from Darkest Peru

[–]Sharpes_Sword 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really enjoyed it. The visual elements were pretty cool and I liked the characters and overarching plot. I think the best part were the characters, who were all well developed.

[–]Gavster1221 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Good heart warming movie. Kept my interest the whole way through. And god damnit Paddington is just so damn likeable.

And I totally thought it was going to revolve around the whole OMG A TALKING BEAR WE MUST HAVE HIM plot line. Glad they did a whole other plot.

Very down for a third.

[–]kenrola 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This was 10/10 absolute perfection! The characters are well-rounded, likeable, and memorable; every story element was set up and paid off (yoga anyone?); it has heart and fantastic jokes; the technical side was well done and imaginative. I loved this SO much!

[–]ExamplePip 11 points12 points  (2 children)

My favorite film of last year without a shadow of a doubt. It is a relative masterpiece. Technically stunning. Shot beautifully. Superb acting (Huge Grant especially) and one of the nicest most simple plots in modern cinema. I urge everyone to watch this movie (and the first) as it will make you feel like a kid again. I was also crying my eyes out at the end because it ended perfectly!

Only negative when Paddington was locked in the train car as it sinks...that was a little harrowing given the nature of the film

[–]ranch_brotendo 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Holy shit I didn't realise Paddington 2 was a good film

[–]SHREK_2 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's one of the great films.

[–]noelwym 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I watched it last year, but I don't suppose it's wrong to express my thoughts about the movie. It's not like it has intricate twists and turns, but what Paddington 2 has is charm. Lots and lots of it.

[–]JStave96 35 points36 points  (6 children)

It made me laugh so hard when the guard from the first film showed back up and get fooled again by a man in disguise

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[–]sudevsenr/Movies Veteran 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Dude has a thing for men dressed as old women.

Probably jerks off to Mrs Doubtfire in his off time

[–]SuperWarioOdyssey 5 points6 points  (3 children)

He also co-wrote this film, his name is Simon Farnaby and is also known for appearing in Horrible Histories.

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 0 points1 point  (2 children)

He's also credited as a writer for Paddington 2

EDIT: I fucked up.

[–]SuperWarioOdyssey 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just checked the first film's credits, it says it was written by Paul King and Hamish McColl.

[–]r_antrobusr/Movies Veteran 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I messed up, turns out he only has a writing credit for the second one. Thanks for the heads up.

[–]fishywang 22 points23 points  (9 children)

You know what's the best part about this movie? It's not R rated so I was not forced to watch that cringy 50 shades trailer again.

Jokes aside, this movie is great. There are some spiritual Wes Anderson in it when they are jailbreaking, and also some Shape of Water, both in a good way.

[–]friendofelephants 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminded me of Fantastic Mr. Fox, which I love as well.

[–]mfranko88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everything about the jail made me think of Wes Anderson, especially that scene you mentioned. Characters in those types of shots in Wes Anderson movies have a particular way of walking, which was evoked in this movie.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That trailer is so cringy.

[–]MayonnaiseOreo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can you please stop talking about my movie trailer like I'm not in the thread?

[–]Curbatsam 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Both the first and the seconds honestly gave me Wes Anderson vibes, especially the cut out "dollhouse" sequences that he's so famous for. And I can't imagine the pink jail uniforms being inspired by anything else than the Grand Budapest Hotel

[–]Doip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Happy cake day

[–]WalterTWilkinson 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I'm really excited to see this movie. It's amazing how far we've come training animals to successfully act. When I was coming up in the world I could barely get my Lucky to sit for a treat. Now they have bears starring in major motion pictures.

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[–]Choco316 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This movie is brilliant. Like the artistic choices they made with the cinematography is what you’d expect from a Wes Anderson film. People will downvote me for saying that, but they were definitely inspired by Grand Budapest Hotel

Only downside is Richard Ayoade was criminally under utiliIed

[–]hokie7373 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Loved this one just as much as the first one. The last scene before the credits I could hear people around me sobbing (me and my daughter included). I don't want to give it away but you knew what was coming and the tears came anyways

[–]scienceandstuff_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It really speaks to the film that you know what's going to happen but it is so beautifully done that it is still great.

[–]SarcasticGamer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This movie had some fantastic cinematography. Just about every seen looked fantastic and incredibly easy to follow. My kids and I had a blast.

[–]WhoIs_DankeyKang 42 points43 points  (3 children)

This was such a good and pure movie. I absolutely loved the scene with Paddington and his aunt Lucy traveling around the pop-up book pages, that was incredibly animated. Brendan Gleeson absolutely killed it, as did Hugh Grant and really just the whole cast. I left this movie feeling a little better about the world. If more people were like Paddington Bear the world would be a better place :')

[–]shellac 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The pop-up animation style is also a nod to the TV series made decades ago (an example).

[–]WhoIs_DankeyKang 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wow, I had no idea. That's so cool and adorable!

[–]SHREK_2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Here's the scene if u wanna relive it. It brings a tear to my eye every time I watch it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd82DD4aO9w

[–]Cynicbats 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Now I'm not very familiar with the Paddington lore so I can probably see this without seeing the first one?

[–]FreeThinkingMan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Watch the first one first, it is on Netflix. I would say it is almost a much watch before Paddington 2 despite the second one, I would imagine working well as a stand alone. A lot of the emotions won't be as powerful without having seen it.

[–]GuidedBySteven 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Yeah, it does work well as a standalone sequel. First one is definitely worth watching, though.

[–]Cynicbats 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That's definitely on the agenda!

[–]Vermouth1991 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's like Toy Story and Toy Story 2. If you just watch 2, you get a great story of the toys banding together, but there's more to be had if you'd seen the story of Woody getting over being a jealous bitch against Buzz and Buzz realizing he's just a toy.

[–]AmazingArmchair 4 points5 points  (3 children)

when ever a movie gets such a high rotten tomatoes rating like that, i always have a suspecting feeling that everyone is being sarcastic

[–]SlimJiMorrison 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I left the film with butterflies in my tummy. It's a fantastic film for young and old people. I worked at a theater when the first film came out in 2014. I had a lady around 30 taking her mother to the movies, the film they were going to see was sold out. I strongly suggested Paddington to her and I promised her it wasn't just a kid movie and it's a beautiful film. They both came out of the film and approached me afterwards and said "It was the cutest film they've ever seen." I'd strongly recommend watching the first one since it's on Netflix and basically you'll almost instantly want to see the second one.

[–]ZharkoDK 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I agree. When I watched the first one and I immediately googled "Paddington 2" after, to find out when it was going to be released.

[–]SlimJiMorrison 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Happy Birthday!

[–]Bernies_Lakehouse 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It was whimsical and cute and a really sweet movie.

[–]disasterbenz 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I teared up towards the end..... God, I loved this wonderful masterpiece...

[–]FlemishGiants 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I realize it isn't a live stickied thread anymore, but there's explicitly some post movie scenes, so it should be marked "yes" for credit scenes

[–]SlimJiMorrison 3 points4 points  (2 children)

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[–]MrZiles 27 points28 points  (11 children)

I had just seen the first Paddington the other night, wanting a feel good movie on the evening of my birthday. I'd seen a discussion here this week recommending it, and I wouldn't have seen it otherwise. I loved it, and on a whim went to see 2 first thing this morning.

I left the theater with happy tears.

Honestly, they both have that sort of charm that makes me think of Muppet movies. I loved both.

[–]jon_naz 15 points16 points  (2 children)

My wife and I both started crying literally in the first scene haha. And again during the pop-up book sequence, and ESPECIALLY at the end with Aunt Lucy. God I loved that movie. So good to have a few hours in a world that's pure and full of hope.

[–]wolvesscareme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We started crying at the first scene too! The caption 'A few bear years ago...' we both just started smiling like idiots and tearing up already.

[–]MrZiles 12 points13 points  (0 children)

That pop-up book sequence was gorgeous.

I love that it has those visually impressive sequences like the pop-up book and the diorama of the prison slicing open to show the escape. It's the kind of magic you'd think would be easily doable in animation and very difficult for live action, and yet they made it look so easy.

I still feel really happy thinking about it a day later. I can't recall another movie that's had that effect in a while.

[–]SHREK_2 10 points11 points  (7 children)

i just left the theater. I cried so much

[–]MrZiles 7 points8 points  (6 children)

It was so good! I saw it alone because no one in my friend group has been introduced to the amazingness of Paddington. But I kind of want to drag some friends as an excuse to see it again.

[–]SlimJiMorrison 5 points6 points  (5 children)

I've tried convincing people how great of a film it is. Only one of my friends has watched it and he texted me afterwards talking about how much he loves Paddington.

[–]MrZiles 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I'm curious if you have other feel good movie recommendations? I honestly can't remember the last time I cried out of happiness, but it was a good feeling.

[–]SerSonett 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just jumping in here to recommend the recent(ish) adaptation of The Little Prince - it might be on Netflix in the US, it is in the UK. It's also a very wholesome kids film, but it's a shade darker with more pathos than Paddington. Still got me going.

[–]MrZiles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I haven't seen it yet, so I'll have to look it up and see if it's on Netflix tonight. Thanks!

Edit It was actually a Netflix Original movie, and it was my evening movie tonight. It gave a lot to ponder, and I liked the message -- not to say that we shouldn't focus on our lives, but that we shouldn't forget our childhood curiosity. It did work me up in a few spots. Good find!

[–]SHREK_2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can't think of any other movie that has affected me as deeply as the paddington movies...they're very special. I think the closest things that have gotten me to being that emotional have been Thai Life Insurance Commercials:




[–]SlimJiMorrison 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shaun the Sheep was another great film, had a lot of awkward situations like Paddington. There very little to any voice acting out it’s still a great film.

Big Hero 6 is another good one, the first half of the movie is fantastic. It gets kinda less fun because they start to focus on other characters and it becomes almost an Avengers like theme but it’s still enjoyable. Can’t say there is a lot of films as happy and positive feeling as this Paddington.

[–]austinite89 64 points65 points  (6 children)

I noticed that all the previews before the movie started had fart and butt jokes. I rolled my eyes every time thinking what have children’s movies come to nowadays? But both Paddington films are great examples of what a child’s film can accomplish. Such fantastic films.

[–]LostTheWayILikeIt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Early Man was the only good trailer in a sea of bad

[–]Elinim 40 points41 points  (1 child)

God, watching the trailer for Isle of Dogs and then seeing the trailer for Peter Rabbit is so jarring in quality that it physically hurt.

[–]prancing_pony42 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'm only going to give Peter Rabbit a chance because Domhnall Gleeson usually picks decent projects, and with the Movie Pass it doesn't hurt as much to give movies a shot when I'm on the fence about quality. It does look like his father picked the better children's movie though. Brendan Gleeson was outstanding as Nuckles!

[–]KNZFive 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It was torture sitting through all of the awful trailers for kids movies before watching Coco. On the plus side, it made the tremendous gap in quality between Pixar/Disney's best and whatever terrible tripe studios pump out for kids.

I'm shocked to see that Paddington 2 is in the former category. It's rare that a kid's film, especially a live-action one, is this good.

[–]girlsgoneoscarwilde 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I don't think there are ANY fart jokes in Paddington 2 (although Joanna Lumley says "Nice buns" a couple times, which is kinda a butt joke).

[–]elsal123 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Really nice buns 😉

[–]dontthrowmeinabox 27 points28 points  (2 children)

The barber shop scene was a standout for me in that it felt like a routine that would happen in a Bugs Bunny or Tom and Jerry cartoon, but very much looked real.

[–]UmanTheInimitable 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Or a Final Destination movie.

[–]sunsurf23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love how some movies just stick with you.. that is the whole FD franchise. I am afraid of barber shops with a center fan, trucks carrying wood logs, escalators, tanning beds, roller coasters, lawn mowers, laser surgery, flights, live wire, pedestrians crossing the street..

[–]Ramo_Areliuga 89 points90 points  (3 children)

I almost lost it when he was underwater with the mom...then tears of joy when he opened the door for his aunt. Great movie, even for a 24 year old punk rocker...

[–]ChrisRedfieldfanboy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some kid behind me almost started crying during underwater scene, so his mother told him "don't worry, it's gonna work out just fine!".

[–]SHREK_2 69 points70 points  (1 child)

don't forget the scene where he was forgotten about in prison and he reimagined himself back in darkest peru

[–]TeeNguyen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

reminds me of Gromit in Wrong Trousers