“Long ago, people in England sent their children by train with labels around their necks, so they could be taken care of by complete strangers in the country side where it was safe. They will not have forgotten how to treat strangers.” – Aunt Lucy
Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Apr 2015)
Brief Synopsis – An intelligent bear travels to London from the jungles of Peru seeking a home.
My Take on it – This is a movie yhat I’ve wanted to see for quite a while and waited to see it with my kids.
In the end, the entire family (all 6 of us) sat down to watch this together and we all extremely enjoyed it immensely.
I am the only one of us who even knew who Paddington was (from my own childhood) or about the connection to the the London bombings of World War II, but after a brief explanation, we were all on the same page.
The story was wonderful to watch unfold and is filled with lots and lots of slapstick conedy that had us all rolling on the floor with laughter.
I personally can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard in a movie.
The cgi integration of live action with animation is unbelievable.
We all can’t wait to see the sequel when it is finally here!
Bottom Line – Such a wonderful story that is fun for all ages. So many hilarious slapstick scenes. Can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard during a movie. Highly recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Originally, author Michael Bond was nervous about the project of turning his character into a live action feature. However, he was convinced after seeing half a minute of test footage. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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