Synopsis: Paddington bear arrives in London looking for a home but an evil taxidermist has other ideas.
Stan's thoughts: Wasn't going to see this as young kiddie films rarely do anything for me, even if it did have my fav Ben Whishaw voicing the bear. But @polyg persuaded me and so we went a couple of days ago to a not too children-packed screening and it was an utter delight.
It has genuine heart and humour (plenty for the adults to giggle at) and it very subtly sticks two fingers up at UKIP and anti-immigration propaganda.
Having a few kids in the audience added to the experience as they just got so excited and their occasional out loud comments were often amusing in themselves.
Probably not going to make it into my Ben Whishaw DVD collection but a lovely, warm film nonetheless and I'm glad I've seen it.
- Stan’s 82%
- IMDB 97%
- Metascore 88%
- Rotten Tomatoes 77%
- RT Audience Rating* 77%