We screened Paddington 2 as a family a few weeks and absolutely loved it. I love how the Paddington movies are not only funny, but they give you the warm fuzzies too. For our Paddington 2 movie review, I'm sharing the 5 reasons we love the movie and why we think you will too.
Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community. He spends his days spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop. In order to buy it, he takes on a series of odd jobs. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
Don't be afraid to be yourself.
Paddington never seems to try to be anything other than he is, a kind, sweet bear. But his human family, especially the kids, seem to struggle with accepting themselves. We learn in this film that being yourself is one of the greatest things you can do in life. And you just might help out someone in need, in a way that only you can.
The love of your family is unconditional.
Whether it is the family you are born with, or the one you find all on your own, the bonds of family are strong. Families love you unconditionally, support your goals, and lift you up, sometimes even literally. It's hard being a short bear in a large crowd.
Appearances can be deceiving.
Too often we judge books by their covers. People who seem charming and well put together are often favored over those who are a bit rough around the edges.
But if we open our eyes, and hearts just a little, we learn it's not what is on the outside that counts, but the inside.
Stand up for what is right.
In this film Paddington is wrongfully accused of a crime. Everyone knows he must be innocent despite the evidence saying otherwise. His family doesn't give up on him or trying to prove his innocence. We all need to learn to speak the truth even when no one else wants to listen to it.
Always look for the good in others.
Paddington is the kind of bear who looks for the good in everyone he meets. That kindness he shows to others makes him a favorite among his community. He not only finds the goodness in others, but by believing in it, he brings out the best in everyone around him. We could all learn to be more like Paddington.
Paddington looks for the good in all of us and somehow he finds it.
Paddington 2 is a wonderful film for the whole family. Get your tickets today and see it this weekend when it opens in theaters all across the U.S.
Continue Paddington's adventures at home!
Paddington 2 is in theaters January 12th 2018!
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Aw, what a wonderful movie. I use to read Paddington to son when he was little. It was one of his favorite books as a child. now it’s a movie we can enjoy together. Paddington really does have many wonderful lessons to be learned.
Oh, I missed this screening! I’ll have to catch on it’s release date. It looks jam packed with fun and great lessons!
We are a Paddington loving family and plan on going to see it this weekend. My granddaughter is obsessed with him. She has a Paddington bear that she calls “Paddy”.
I loved the Paddington book when I was little. My kids loved seeing the first movie, it was a fun family movie night! I did not know there was a 2 coming out, we will be checking it out for sure.
Heather A Lawrence
My nana used to read Paddington to me when I was a little girl! When the first movie came out it left theaters before we had a chance to even go and see it.
Will not be making that mistake again! This looks like such a sweet film!
I can’t wait for Paddington 2. My children were always fans of Paddington and I remember how thrilled we were when the first movie came out. Now the kids are older, but I’m going to take my niece and nephew to see it!
I hadn’t heard of this movie, yet. Thanks for your review. I will add it to our list of family movies to watch.
My boys loved the first movie. Such a family friendly story. We will go see the new one
I love this kind of cute movies, and the uplifting message they have, good for both kids and grown ups!