Paddington 2

Published March 10, 2018

Paddington 2

Film info

  • Title Paddington 2
  • Director Paul King
  • Year 2017
  • Run time 1hr 43m
  • Genres Comedy, Family, Adventure
  • Tagline It takes a bear to catch a thief

The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief....

Live blog

Time Comment
1:37 Eeek, Paddington as a bear cub is the cutest thing ever.
4:36 Too many awesome people, can’t cope.
7:04 “Memory-bilia.” Why isn’t it actually called that? Makes more sense.
7:20 Paddington goes all puffer fish. Love it!
15:37 The light pollution coming off that steam fair!
20:42 He is really good at these windows, they’re sparkling clean.
28:08 Was not expecting Richard Ayoade to pop up!
29:52 “Ten years for grand theft and grievous barberly harm.”
32:10 Sad as it is, Paddington at least has a room to himself. That’s pretty cushy as prisons go.
37:19 “Nobody squirts condiments on my apron.”
46:00 Just realised Paddington stares are basically Paddington rage.
55:23 “We’re fond of the little fella.” Yes, we are!
57:42 The parrot has sussed it. Parrot detective.
1:05:43 This Phoenix character has some outfits. Purple!
1:10:46 Poor sad Paddington.
1:19:46 Haha, what kind of refuse emergency could there be? Love it.
1:20:56 What even is a choke?
1:21:29 “Remember you’re a bin.”
1:25:03 Steam train chase.
1:37:36 Knuckel’s Sandwiches is genius.


After loving the first film, I was eagerly anticipating the return of Ben Whishaw’s soft-spoken but impactful bear, and I wasn’t disappointed. Somehow, this film seemed even better than the first - perhaps because we got to dive right into the adventures with Paddington, and also perhaps because the villain in this instance wasn’t quite so intent on a murderous spree and was more about greed than anything.

There were lots of great characters returning, and plenty of new ones, with some familiar faces to make it feel like a homely piece of work. But most of all it’s one of those films that tugs on the heartstrings in all the right ways and just makes you feel a bit better about the difficult world we live in.

Rating: 5/5.

Rating: 5 / 5

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