Paddington 2 (2017) - Adventure, Comedy, Family

Hohum Score

3

Breathtaking

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

IMDB: 7.8
Director: Paul King
Stars: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 17 out of 215 found boring (7.9%)

One-line Reviews (118)

Overall, the movie is worth seeing due to its enjoyable family fun.

About as entertaining as the first .

Always enjoyable to see the streets of London and just plain nifty the way everything tied in at the end.

Paddington 2 is entertaining along with some nice creative special effects with the various set designs, especially the moving three-dimensional pop-up scenes.

It's probably the most enjoyable film I've seen this year.

Nothing happened.

You thought Dunkirk was intense?

I want to visit London, eat marmalade sandwiches and hang out with this entertaining little bear from Peru.

Both Paddington and the Browns end up resorting to extreme measures to accomplish their mutual goals in this fun, amusing and even exciting family-friendly film.

However, the newcomers really steal the show here, Brendan Gleeson is thrilling and has a terrific presence as Knuckles, while Hugh Grant, the highlight for me, delivers what is honestly my favourite performance in his entire career thus far.

This film has a fun filled, gripping story with witty, hilarious humour and one of the best casts of any film!!

Paddington is definitely all of this and more to it whether it be then intense situations or deep characters or sketchy bad guys and with a soul in it which let's be frank is hard to find.

Villainy is foremost to make Paddington's travails remotely entertaining and Mr. Grant as the hammy thespian is a joy.

The bits of detail about both contemporary British culture and apocryphal England too give it that depth and interest that makes it engaging to adults too.

Underneath all the humour and the darker and more suspenseful mystery/action-oriented elements of the story is a big heart and strong emotional core, with some lovely inspiring messaging and values that are very much current and some touching parts.

But, for me, it was so sweetly bland it lost me early on, and never regained my interest--and there was that nagging, recurring realization that I'd seen all of its best moments in the trailer.

Packing even more charm, warmth & cinematic goodness than last time around, the follow-up chapter to Paddington is an improvement upon its already pleasant & incessantly delightful predecessor and delivers another pure, funny & enjoyable escapism entertainment to finish as one of the most endearing films of the year.

Pros: Sweet and genuine story, good humor, great acting, good characters amazing voice acting by Ben Whishaw, and good CGICons: Some slow pacing, the runtime is a little overlong, and some CGI looks fakeOverall Rating: 8.1

I mildly enjoyed it.

Engaging story, genuine laugh out loud jokes, excellent CGI to the point that watching an animated bear seems completely plausible.

No wonder, Paul King's "Paddington 2" returns to the top, materializing splendid visual wills and proposing important teachings, operations that allow it to be a compelling film for general audiences; A creative and deep-felt comedy that means a real event because it vindicates the poor quality of the most recent family flicks.

Of course, the movie is cute, as most kid's movies are, but Paddington 2 is also able to craft a few engaging characters for older audience members to latch onto in the 2-hour run period.

The visuals are once again stunning, as well as the photography.

With beautiful cinematography and a gripping climax, this movie really is the whole package!!

Waste of time.

It just was too predictable and tiring.

Not only is this movie emotional, but it also delivers quite the exciting final act that almost feels like a chase sequence from a big action film, just on a lower scale.

As before, the special effects to bring the lead character to life and create many slapstick sequences are amazing, the story is really good fun, the script has many fantastic joke, it makes you laugh a lot, but is also charms and delights both the kids and the adults, I think it is even better than the original to be honest, a very British and highly enjoyable family comedy adventure.

A bad children's movie: cynical overplotted gubbins, full of unearned sentiment and eye-rollingly formulaic character arcs .

I started to nod off, but realised my wife was already asleep so fought to stay awake so that one of us would know if something happened.

This sequel will probably be viewed as an improvement to what was a pretty entertaining original.

What a surprisingly charming, funny and engrossing movie!

Watching "Paddington 2" is an enjoyable and thrilling process.

First, it's a bland formula storyline.

The pacing is a little slow and the runtime is overlong.

Mixing live action with CGI, it's a wonderfully enjoyable and brightly coloured romp through a picture postcard pretty London.

The CGI were great and the performances were enjoyable.

A very enjoyable film for both children and adults.

I really hate musicals but didn't mind it and LOLD with my son, i think by the end you are so immersed all of it is a laugh.

A bit bored tbh .

Entertaining mystery thriller along with some nice creative special effects .

The film is from the beginning to the end very entertaining and never lacks entertainment.

Formulaic much?

A narrative that is simple yet satisfying is no common feat, and Paddington 2 achieves the unexpected of becoming one of last year's most enjoyable films.

Luckily, none of the spirit is lost, and instead, we have an immensely enjoyable, fun, funny, and charming film.

There's an effortless and endlessly engaging whimsy and good nature to King's film, Ben Whishaw's Paddington is again a well-voiced and brilliantly animated creation, while King's noteworthy direction feels like a top-end Wes Anderson experience without feeling like a rip-off, which helps make Paddington 2 an instantly likeable and always engaging experience.

To be honest, I was reluctant to watch this movie and I intended to use the full duration of this film to make up for my sleep shortage caused by the Christmas holiday.

The Most Enjoyable Film I Have Seen in a Long Time .

This story is seamless, exciting, funny, and one that children, as well as adults, will love.

We all know Paddington as a character is hugely entertaining.

After a sea of mediocre to terrible January releases, Paddington 2 shines above the rest with a story perfectly balanced between heartwarming family fare and purely enjoyable all-ages adventure.

"Paddington 2" is delightful, fun and very entertaining.

Good, entertaining movie.

In terms of the plot, I actually think 'Paddington 2' is even more enjoyable than its predecessor.

what a marvellous cosy,entertaining,extremely funny and well made movie i havent had a glance on for years.

Funny, thrilling and heartwarming, Paddington 2 does not disappoint, and I would highly recommend it to the whole family.

Boring to me .

It was funny (really funny), enjoyable, great characters, charming, tense at some moments and dang it at the end it made me, a grown man, tear up.

--which historically has served the dual role of entertaining the world with some of the best flicks ever made and warning Mankind--particularly its home nation America--of upcoming Calamities, Catastrophes, Cataclysms, and Apocalypti.

It was quite dull.

The story itself, while not unique, is very heartfelt, capable of getting the waterworks going while also entertaining to watch as well.

Sometimes a film can have a warmth and charm transcending its failings to be thoroughly enjoyable; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was brim full of corny jokes and a pretty ordinary plot - its reviews in the MSM were at best mediocre.

The dramatic ending was pretty unrealistic but still enjoyable, if you don't take it seriously, so it's definitely worth a watch if your in the mood for light-hearted fun.

Yawn 4 me .

Who knows, I was bored out of my mind and all the jokes fell flat.

The cast is also brilliant, with the two Hughs (Grant & Bonneville) delivering particularly entertaining performances in their roles.

Not as good as lots of people are making out, I thought a little dull and predictable once it got stated.

Enjoyable!

I'm happy for those who love this film, and Paddington the bear and the books that feature him--it is undeniably well-intentioned to be a comforting, inoffensive family film (and character), but somehow it left me bored, cold, depressed, and very, very disappointed.

Paddington 2 honors its star's rich legacy with a sweet-natured sequel whose adorable visuals are matched by a story perfectly balanced between heartwarming family fare and purely enjoyable all-ages adventure.

All characters are well-developed, all scenes are so emotional and I was on the edge of my seat during the whole film.

A truly enjoyable and charming family movie suitable for all ages .

I am always optimistic that a sequel will be as entertaining as the first....

Overall this film comes highly recommended as whether you are young or old it is enjoyable and suitable for everyone while still being massively entertaining and fun, it joins the previous Paddington in becoming an instant classic, which is pretty rare for a sequel!

worth watching .

Paddington 2 - One of the rare sequels that is better than the original, "Paddington 2" has a better story, and is simply more enjoyable, earning a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Prison break, action, many funny situations and marmalade - I enjoyed it so much!

Delightful, fun and very entertaining .

This is a frenetic, overplotted cash cow that represents the worst of modern formulaic screenwriting as it hits every plot beat with thudding efficiency and glaringly telegraphs every character moment, never earns the emotions it seeks to elicit, and reimagines the beloved, impish children's character as a disconcerting half-child half-deity, a hollow-eyed sexless avatar of 'British values' that in practice consist of nothing more than being 'nice' and buying shit (preferably from M&S, with whom the film has a commercial tie-in).

While I found it a bit slow to get going, I'm glad I stuck with it.

Even though his goal is simple, the directing, writing, and dialogue elevate him into a highly engaging and entertaining villain.

Wonderfully funny, charming and entertaining.

Many of the actor's acts are very funny and enjoyable to watch.

Purely enjoyable all-ages adventure.

I fell asleep after 20 minutes.

Add in long spurts of boredom....

The story unfolds in a predictably warm way, and results in a rather enjoyable chase scene through the English countryside.

The story was engrossing, and the writing was terrific.

The closing credits provide an entertaining "whatever happened to them" conclusion highlighted by a hilarious sequence in a prison.

I am 23 years old and unashamedly say that I found 'Paddington 2' to be as amusing as it is entertaining, so much so that I didn't mind watching it a second time in the cinema.

In fact, the Brown family and their neighbors somewhat slow down the action.

The music score is suitably soothing, rousing and whimsical, while the direction keeps things moving at a bright and breezy pace.

He is funny and clever and best of all, he takes you on a thrilling adventure.

Instead of a random assortment of scenes and occurrences vaguely stitched together in the end, everything follows a logic that sees one event lead to another and all come together to create a full and enjoyable picture.

Wonderfully funny, charming and entertaining .

Fun for the whole family, Paddington 2 is an exciting and enchanting yarn that proudly wears its heart on its sleeve.

A more serious (potential) problem for adult viewers will be the tendency for certain actors here to move in the direction of cliche.

Maybe it was the 'British humours' bombarding me through the film made me, which, I have to say, didn't suit my taste, made me feel boring.

All the prison scenes, and scenes with the characters from the prison, are just the most enjoyable things I've seen in years.

The story is light but constantly entertaining with some great physical comedy along the way.

Obviously, Paddington's capacity to get into scrapes that are nothing too serious, but nevertheless convey a hint of menace (often helped along by "Mr Curry" - as here played by Peter Capaldi) and chaos and momentary "lost-ness" are drawn out from the original books in a fine way here, and are mostly funny; though there is perhaps slightly less to laugh at here (in an unforced way) than in "Paddington 1".

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Even the climax, which is a lot more action orientated then I would expect from a Paddington movie, get in a thrilling train chase.

His adventures are entertaining and thrilling as well.

The movie is extremely funny and entertaining.

What a bore!

'Paddington 2' is still, in essence, a series of short skits involving the clumsy bear bumbling his way through various slapstick scenarios that usually play to either his more 'fish-out-of-water' or 'haphazardly charitable' aspects, but the difference between this and the first is that these are this time strung together with more of an actual story that, though still light on specific plot-points and unsurprisingly playing it pretty safe, allows this title to retain the good-natured charm and breezy flow of the original whilst feeling like there's more of a fluid through-line that brings the usual themes of friendship, family and just being downright decent to one another together with a final moment that is much more emotionally impactful than you'd perhaps expect it to be; yet for all its general improvements, least of all its entertainingly self-absorbed and avant-garde villain who's portrayed knowingly ostentatiously and is a true highlight, the feature does oddly side-line most of its core characters even if they do all get a similar amount of screen-time, to the point that most of them just aren't developed nearly enough and even the eponymous polite protagonist doesn't really have an arc, leading to a long yet sometimes dragged out piece that could maybe have benefited from being trimmed slightly to just include the bare necessities.

want to get immersed in animation,do see this,cant find anything negative about it............

It's also incredibly entertaining to see the young bear in prison, escape from it and go on an adventurous train rain.

cliche train chase scene with the obvious bridge.

This is not a kids film with a few jokes thrown in to keep the adults interested, but sweet, thrilling, funny film for everyone.

Surprisingly Enjoyable.

Interesting, entertaining plot that moves at a brisk pace.

The other comes from Hugh Grant, although his is not a performance which will necessarily endear him to his fellow-members of the acting fraternity, as he plays Buchanan as a wildly over-the-top caricature of the actor as arrogant and self-indulgent luvvie.

Paddington 2 honors its star's rich legacy with a sweet-natured sequel whose adorable visuals are matched by a story perfectly balanced between heartwarming family fare and purely enjoyable all-ages adventure.

Still though the film has a very funny and entertaining villain that was very eccentric that I liked.

It's important to dedicate a whole paragraph to the unexpected humor of the feature film because supported by elements previously mentioned such as cast or artistic inventiveness, it manages to be one of the best shaped, most virtuous and functional comedies of recent times.

but kinda boring .