“Paddington” The Movie (2014): A Jolly Good Romp. Pukka Show. Five Claws Up.

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by Anura Guruge

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Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.

Deanna who tends to be a bit fussy about movies like this just adored it. Teischan, who is also quite picky given the volume of movies she does watch, was entranced. Devanee (14) liked it but she would have preferred, given her current interests, if we had seen ‘Selma’ instead.

I loved it. As soon as I had seen the trailer for it in November I said I wanted to see it. I grew up on (and with) Paddington and Noddy. So this was nostalgia, distilled.

It was very good. The quality of the image, in terms of DEFINITION, color, rendering and texture, was definitely next generation. Best we have seen and we see at least 3 – 4 kids movies per year at a high-tech, modern movie theatre.

Yes, it is very Anglophil and I worry that many Americans will have no idea what it is about and as such give it a miss. A bit like what happened to “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” — though this is a much better movie, though “Mr. Peabody” was also brilliant.

Another very lavish, sumptuous production. The quality of the image being shown will just AMAZE you.

Wonderful, heartwarming story with a bit of “101 Dalmatians” in it with a Cruella de Vil counterpart. London is depicted at its very best and it really doesn’t rain as much.

Go see it. Kids will love it. Adults will find it soothing and relaxing.

Grand job. A jolly romp. Hip. Hip. Hooray! We did it again.

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