Paddington 2

  • Charming sequel to a charming first entry.
  • Has less subtext than that first film, but still brings intelligent storytelling.
  • Why do studios feel the need to talk down to children? Or why make family films that resort to meager fart jokes? Are there intelligent fart jokes? In either case, these Paddington films are incredibly refreshing in how they are artistically executed; and it’s through art that we can teach the greatest lessons. Paddington WANTS to be accepted, so he’s KIND to EVERYONE. And his kindness rubs off on those around him. It’s a lesson that me and about a million others need to learn.
  • Hugh Grant turns in a very Hugh Grant type of performance, but now he’s Hugh Grant PRIME: the absolute ultimate version of himself!
  • You WILL want to eat orange marmalade sandwiches when this movie is finished.
  • Final Letter Grade: A-
  • Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production. He’s on Twitter and Instagram.

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