From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman
(HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic
misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in
search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, 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 that
says "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.Rated PG
for mild action and rude humor.Box office gross: $76.2 million.
ViewCartoon DVD Box Sets
- Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated:Parental Guidance Suggested
- Studio: ANCHOR BAY
- DVD Release Date: April 28, 2015
- Run Time: 95 minutes
1.)I have been hearing many good things about this movie, and I
have finally gotten the opportunity to see it. Here are my thoughts
on the movie Paddington.
The movie opens and we see a bit of old footage showing a man by
the name of Montgomery Clyde who is exploring Peru. He soon comes
across two bears; and upon further realization he soon discovers
that they not only can talk, but they also have taken a liking to
the fruit preserve marmalade. Montgomery decides to name the bears
Pastuzo and Lucy and years later Lucy and Pastuzo are shown to be
taking care of their nephew. After Lucy later sends their nephew
off to London, he is struggling to find shelter until a chance
meeting with the Brown family changes everything.
I must admit I did not expect to enjoy Paddington as much as I did.
Actor Ben Whishaw lends his vocal talents starring as Paddington
and does a fabulous job voicing the bear.Hugh Bonneville and Sally
Hawkins portray Henry and Mary Brown, and Nicole Kidman gives
Paddington an exceptional performance in her role as the antagonist
2.)I remember watching the original Paddington bear series and
loving it as a child, and had low hopes for this film since so many
movies and stories that once were old, are being remade into new
and tend to be far off or end up being a waste.
Not this one.
I feel they did a great job with this film. It wasnt too overly
sugar coated or full of bells and whistles. It was just right. Cute
comedy, warm hearted touching scenes with adventure and mischief. I
honestly thought my kids wouldnt be interested in watching it (twin
7yr olds) but they were glued to the tv the whole time, giggling
away and it kept me entertained as well. Very happy I purchased
this, it went beyond my hopes for what I was expecting since
everyone seems to be doing remakes/reboots of older children
stories/movies and they flop, disappoint or just too overly done.
I had been wanting to get some new movies to enjoy with my kids and
this one hit the spot. Looking to watch it many more times.
3.) As a Paddington fan since I was little, I loved this movie.
Unlike the books, Paddington's origin is fleshed out and explained
in detail, which is necessary to what happens in the story later
on. Much of it is funny and the cast is wonderful, but because it
is a combination of live action and CGI, I don't know that it would
fully hold the attention of kids younger than about 9. Also, some
scenes might be a bit upsetting for younger kids: there's a huge
earthquake that results in a character's death, and the baddie is
bent on collecting exotic animals and cutting them up to stuff. You
don't actually see any taxidermy, but the implication is there.
Aside from that, it's a great family movie that we will watch over