Story is better, but not amazing, but it doesn't need to be, it's cute!
Paddington 2 Movie Review:
Paddington 2 is the second movie in the Paddington live-action movie series, voiced by Ben Whishaw (Also Q from the new James Bond series), is set to release in South African Ster Kinekor cinemas 01 December 2017.
For Paddington 2 we join Paddington; the Bear! On a coming of age adventure through London as he strives to acquire his aunt Lucy a present for her birthday, but things don’t go all according to plan and Paddington soon finds himself in trouble with a rather mad actor (Played by a still charming and still very smooth Hugh Grant) whom also has his eye on the same gift, though for more nefarious purposes.
This charming and cute movie makes for a great excuse to take either your young kids; that isn’t glued to their gaming screens or as it turns out your older grandparents, out for a fun and interesting British adventure with the cutest and most adorable live-action bear ever!
For the fans of the original Paddington Bear, this is an improvement; building a deeper story with many of the characters from the original and expanding on Paddington’s relationship with his adopted family: The Browns. Their expanding relationship makes for a dear and heartwarming story, one that even had my choke up from time to time.
If you have time this December, it’s a real feel-good movie without the drab or slap-stick humour of most American feel-goods or animations coming out in the last quarter of this year, is polite enough to still ask you stay, but won’t get worked up if you don’t want to.
Paddington Bear 2 South African Release Date: 01 December 2017