Paddington 2 (2017) - Adventure, Comedy, Family

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Paddington (Ben Whishaw), 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 (Imelda Staunton'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 242 found boring (7.02%)

One-line Reviews (124)

Formulaic much?

'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.

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

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

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

We all know Paddington as a character is hugely entertaining.

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

Good, entertaining movie.

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

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

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

His adventures are entertaining and thrilling as well.

Add in long spurts of boredom....

BTW, the "cartoon" quality is stunning in Peter Rabbit and obviously flawed in Paddington 2.

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Interesting, entertaining plot that moves at a brisk pace.

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

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.

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

Additions to the regular cast in this enjoyable sequel include Joanna Lumley, Brendan Gleason as prison cook 'Knuckles' McGinty and of course Hugh Grant as a narcissistic ham actor with a penchant for disguises reminiscent of Peter Sellers in 'The Naked Truth'.

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

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

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

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

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.

It just was too predictable and tiring.

A very enjoyable film for both children and adults.

The story was engrossing, and the writing was terrific.

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

The movie is extremely funny and entertaining.

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!

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

Nothing happened.

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.

Yawn 4 me .

What a surprisingly charming, funny and engrossing movie!

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.

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

I mildly enjoyed it.

Wonderfully funny, charming and entertaining .

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

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.

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

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

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

but kinda boring .

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.


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.

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.

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

Charming and warm hearted entertaining fun.

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

cliche train chase scene with the obvious bridge.

Surprisingly Enjoyable.

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.

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

) adds a yucky element within an otherwise enjoyable film-hadn't realised he was in it before watching it, or wouldn't have started.

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.

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.

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

Waste of time.

A bit bored tbh .

Delightful, fun and very entertaining .

Wonderfully funny, charming and entertaining.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

It was quite dull.

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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.

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

What a bore!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wouldn't say it's better than the first one, but I still enjoyed it.

Light hearted and entertaining fun with lots of charm and likeable characters, especially from Paddington.

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.

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

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).

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

Purely enjoyable all-ages adventure.

I fell asleep after 20 minutes.

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

A brand new baddie played with gusto by High Grant and with a thrilling (hilarious) plot structure.

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".

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

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.

About as entertaining as the first .

Entertaining mystery thriller along with some nice creative special effects .

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

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.

worth watching .

Boring to me .

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

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

First, it's a bland formula storyline.

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.

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 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.

You thought Dunkirk was intense?

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

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.

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.

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

The CGI were great and the performances were enjoyable.

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