Last week we were very kindly invited to see a preview screening of Paddington 2 before it hit cinemas today, sadly however, Emmy was very poorly and we were unable to attend.
We have seen the trailers for it and read a few reviews now and can’t wait to get to the cinema now Emmy is feeling better to watch for ourselves.
Our whole family are huge Paddington fans, the children have a stuffed Paddington Bear toy which used to belong to myself as a child and they have my old Paddington books too which we all enjoy reading together, and of course we all howl with laughter at the first Paddington movie – along it has provoke Harry to keep trying to slide down the banister much to my despair, I’m not sure how many hundreds of times I’ve had to tell him no but he still tries when I’m not looking.
This second movie looks even better than the previous and all the reviews I have seen completely rave about how great it is, but don’t just take my word for it. A few blogging friends recently saw the movie and here’s what they had to say:
Kip – you can read his full review here:
I can’t express enough, Paddington 2 is the perfect family film. It’s better than the first and the original was magnificent. In some ways I’m not sure if there should be a third film, I’m not convinced it could be improved further. Make sure, whatever you do, you stick around for the credits – there’s a scene that should have definitely been in the film that unfolds as the credits roll. I’ll say no more. If you have small children, or even if you don’t I must implore you to see Paddington 2. It’s an hour and a half of escapism that will make you laugh, and perhaps shed a tear (I had something in my eye, honest). I’ve not enjoyed a family film like this since Toy Story 3 – it’s a solid 5 stars.
Fran – you can read her full review here:
If I had to describe Paddington 2 in two words, those words would be lovely and heartwarming.
Honestly, without sounding fawning I cannot remember a film I’d liked so instantly, or so innocently.
If I was the star-giving type, I’d be giving Paddington 2 five stars. It has everything you could want from a jolly good family film; I can’t fault it. I’m really excited to watch the first film now; my two were just a bit too young when it came out, but I think they’d love it.
And if that hasn’t convinced you enough to rush out to the cinema to see it then just watch the trailer:
Due to the fact Emmy was too poorly for us to attend, we were very kindly sent over some Paddington goodies to cheer up the children, and there is an extra goodie bag available for one lucky reader to win.
So if you would like to win A Paddington 2 bag, Paddington stickers, A Paddington lunchbox, Paddington travel card holder and a Paddington stamper/pen please enter via the rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway is open to UK entries only and closes at midnight on 3rd December. Good Luck