King’s Paddington, based on the cartoons, recounts the delightful adventures of Paddington Bear.
Paddington travels from Peru to London, searching for “home”. Here he befriends the Brown Family, but must avoid kidnap by the evil Taxidermist, Millicent.
This uncomplicated plot is brought to life with quirky storytelling and amusing performances. Whishaw’s Paddington is cheerful, sensitive and in good company with Bonneville’s lovingly exasperated patriarch, and Hawkin’s eccentric yet caring mother. Kidman’s two-dimensional villain is the weakest link.
As expected, Paddington’s quest for “home” ultimately leads back to where he started. However, despite predictability, Paddington is a simple, yet lovely, film