Carson’s review published on Letterboxd :
For all of you who keep saying you’re waiting to see Paddington 2 until you see Paddington, there’s no need! It’s just fine, but stop putting off seeing Paddington 2, which is glorious and still my fave of the year so far. coughGreciacough
Think of Paddington as the origin story prequel to Paddington 2, if that helps.