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Paddington 2 Movie Review and Activity Sheets
Paddington ended up becoming one of the most successful family films of all time, and now Paddington returns to the big screen on January 12th in Paddington 2! In the sequel, Paddington (Ben Whishaw) is living with the Brown family in London. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington sees a pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and tries any job necessary to be able to buy the expensive and unique book. jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
Paddington 2 stars Golden Globe nominee Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard,” “Into the Storm,” “In Bruges”), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Billy Elliot,” “Educating Rita”), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (short, “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life”), with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner Hugh Grant (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw (“The Hollow Crown”) as the voice of Paddington. The starring ensemble also includes Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”) as the voice of Aunt Lucy.
I recently had the pleasure to see Paddington 2 at Warner Bros. Studios with my daughter, and had an incredible time! Most of the time my daughter (who is 3) won’t sit through live action movies, even if they are geared towards kids, but she sat through all of Paddington 2 and kept talking about it on the way home! I felt the film was a perfect family film – meaning all ages could enjoy it. The acting was superb, and the whole look of the film felt cheery and true to the classic Paddington, yet felt appropriately updated. I was impressed by how amazingly real Paddington looked, he truly looked like a real live bear! The film was definitely one of my favorite family films I’ve seen recently, and will definitely be one I want to own when it’s out on Blu-Ray!
Paddington 2 Activity Sheets
To bring the fun and wonder of Paddington 2 home, you can download and print these free Paddington 2 activity sheets. Click the image to download and print:
See Paddington 2 in Theaters
Paddington 2 is in theaters starting January 12th, you can get your tickets here!