Paddington ★★★★½

Re-watch with family, all of whom were completely sold on this warm, genuine re-imagination of the iconic character. It's a completely new spin on an old character, but it doesn't feel like he's been brought into the 21st century for the sake of it. This is a Paddington with all the heart, sweetness and loving laughs of the classic books and TV shorts, given a marvellous new look and put to great use. There are no unnecessary technology or pop culture references, this is strong, character-driven humour - and the bad-guy subplot works well in tandem with the slapstick comedy, broadening the film's reach without compromising the tenderness at the heart of the franchise.

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