3-4. So warmly witty and flowing, with a Ghibli-esque fairy tale logic so well-realized, I'm tempted to boost its rating, in spite of the villain (played competently by Kidman) and dodgy bits. Plus, there are a number of stealthily placed setups with payoffs. And it's just gorgeous, all-around, with Paddington's color and design deserving extra points for how well they pop out of the screen. Very nice, overall.
Un film senza troppe pretese, ma con ottimi risultati. Il soggetto è formato famiglia, ma comunque godibile e divertente, peccato solo per la debolezza dell'antagonista, prevedibile e un po' sciapa. Nulla di eccezionale, semplicemente un buon modo per passare una serata.
If you don't love Paddington then you don't deserve Paddington. It's a fantastic film with a flurry of straight up delightful family fun and humour, and the set design, my lord the set design. Glorious. (PS Aunt Lucy's Hard Stare is a real life working technique to point out when someone is being a dick, use it wisely!)
When I decided to watch this I expected a simple story to help me switch off my brain after a hard day. What I got was an incredibly sweet and heart-warming tale with great visuals and an amazing cast. This film is definitely a lot better than it sounds. 4.5 stars.
Paddington, eine High Tech CGI Animation, beruhend auf den bekannten Märchen - ein Balance Akt, der beides sein muss: Modern und altmodisch zugleich. Paul King hat die Geschichten des Marmelade fressenden Bären aus Michael Bonds Kinderbüchern adaptiert.... den Rest der Rezension gibts auf cinegeek.de
Beyond the standard family feelgood fare, there is a warmth and intelligence here which took me by surprise on release and is even more pertinent a year later: an affectionate and impassioned reminder of Britain's past legacy of being open to immigration - sentimental yes, but necessary. Some stunning art direction. Bonneville and Hawkins are pitch perfect as modern equivalents of the Bankses of Mary Poppins.
have to admit Peter Capaldi is a bit dodgy here--almost miscast even. And the plot is almost an absolute textbook, really. But with a little bit silliness here and there, added with the lovable Ben Whishaw in a believable furry creature, the movie is fun, made you smile like a warm sweet milk tea (half and half though, not full cream).