.Created by Michael Bond and brought to the silver screen by Paul King, Paddington stars Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Sally Hawkins and Nicole Kidman.
Premise: A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
Review: Some movies are easy to talk about but Paddington is not one of them. There’s not much to say about this movie. As surprising as this may sound the Michael Bond books adaptation is a hard one to grasp. I want to say what my experience of the movie was like but it’s hard for me to do so but I’ll try.
I am probably not the target audience for Paddington but the three foot six bear has something extremely appealing about him. Paddington is charming, respectful and funny. I couldn’t help but have a smile on my face when he was on screen. The little C.G.I Bear is so lovable that he feels very much alive. Thanks to the seamless special effects, the good live acting from the cast, and the great job Ben Whishaw did voice acting that character – as if I needed another reason to admire this actor.
The movie is endearing and warms your heart, it has this classical witty British humour that adults will responds to and children will enjoy. It’s also a smart movie with a positive message, acceptance. Watching Paddington feels very much like reading book, I mean each sequences has a beginning and an end, it feels a like turning the page of a book each page a little more amazing than the next.
Paddington will surprise you and put a smile on your face, it embodies the family film genre very well. I would love you hear your thoughts on this, if you can, so what did you think of Paddington?