Director: Paul King
Heyday Films/Studio Canal/Canal+
Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 6)
Paddington 2 was excellent! It was better than the first one – which I quite liked, but that was a bit scary. The second one was just really funny. Until he got sent to jail. There was a few funny bits in jail though, like when they were making marmalade and he climbed up and the other prisoners fell on him and he cried “Help!” Someone helped him. He was handed a sack and told to carry out one at a time but instead of one sack at a time he carried one orange at a time. The chef said “I meant one sack at a time!”
Mr. Brown and Mrs. Brown met all the prisoners in jail when they were talking to Paddington.
Paddington got sent to jail because he went to a show and the man on stage was the bad guy and he said “there’s a pop-up book in the store” and the man said “did you find that?” and then one day the man climbed into the shop, banged the window, smashed the window and then stole the book. And then Paddington said “stop! Thief!” and was riding after him on his dog and then the bad-guy disappeared in a ball of smoke. Then the policewoman came and said “hold it right there!” And Paddington put his hands in the air and said, “but I’m not the thief!” But he got taken to jail in a truck.
That is how he got taken to jail.
It was so great.
I wasn’t actually going to see Paddington 2 at the movies – I was going to wait for DVD because the first one was a bit scary with the flood and in the trailer for Paddington 2 he put the toothbrushes in his ears and nose and mouth and so I thought there would be another flood, so I was going to wait until DVD. But one day I changed my mind and I went to it with my parents and nothing bad happened. And we all loved it. And mummy mostly goes to sleep in all the movies but she stayed awake this time – so it must have been quite good!
This picture here is about the flood in the first movie – he put the toothbrushes in his ears and then he took them out of his ears and his earwax was on them. And he tasted it. And he went “ERCH!” and ran away. And then he drank some soap and went “ER-yuck!” and then he spitted it out in the toilet but he got his head stuck through the toilet-lid. And then it showed the lovely family and then Mr. Brown said “he’s not our responsibility. I want you to all lock your doors and not let him in!” And then, like a minute after that, he came up the stairs shouting in his phone call. Then he banged loudly on the door and he said “Paddington, what’s going on in there?!!!!!”
In Paddington 2, he was saving money to get Aunt Lucy to visit. So he got some jobs. One of them was cleaning up the barber shop. But he got mistaken for the barber and a man sat down in the chair and asked Paddington to hurry up and cut his hair. He shaved some of his hair off by mistake and tried to glue it back on with marmalade. Then he went close to the man with the blow-drier and his hair got sucked up. Paddington got caught on the fan. It was very funny!
That is how he ended up working in the shop with the pop-up book. Because he got fired from the barber shop.
At the end of the movie there is a chase on a train.
Paddington almost fell off because the bad-guy (his real name is Hugh Grant) said “Trains don’t go on forever. They always have an end!”
Paddington liked to do stuff in the morning like brush his teeth – in the second film he still uses toothbrushes in his ears. But he has learned how to brush his teeth better – and he did not make a flood this time!
Paddington 2 was so good, I’m glad I saw it at the movies. I am saving up for the DVD – and in a few days I am going to Australia and my cousin there has got Coco, Paddington 2 and Ferdinand on her computer. So I will love to watch Paddington 2 again there. But I will still save up for the DVD.