"If we are kind and polite, then the world will be alright."
Paddington is back with his brand of gentleness, mischief and marmalade. Now an integral part of the Brown family, Paddington adorably works odd-end jobs in order to save cash to buy a special gift for his aunt's 100th birthday. A hilarious mishap as a barbershop attendant doesn't stop him to improvise and eventually succeeds as a window cleaner.
The story involves an active involvement of the entire family, with the support of a transformed British neighborhood and inmates, whose lives have been touched by the lovable furry friend. An antique pop-up book robbery leads to a mistaken identity, frame-up and trial, prison break, puzzle-solving, frenetic foot-bicycle-train chase, and underwater rescue. Stay through the credits for a song-and-dance number in an unexpected place.
While it helps to see the first “Paddington,” “Paddington 2” can stand on its own. A Bond bear with Mission Impossible misadventures, it's a sequel that is just as sweet-natured, heartwarming and exhilaratingly fun as the first.