I never thought I could feel such a connection to a CGI bear named after a train station.
Paddington 2 made me feel like a child again -
gleaming from ear to ear and laughing straight from my belly. Although the overarching plot is failry par for course in terms of family movies, it is littered with clever gags and callbacks that would hold their one as standalone short films (I'm especially thinking of Paddington's hilarious attempts at becoming a window washer, barber, etc.). Paddington 2 is an upbeat, magical little film with the power to reduce its audience to smiles.