Film Review: Paddington

Posted on by 5WC in Film

There is always that uneasy moment when you hear that Hollywood has decided to bring a much loved and cherished childhood character, to the big screen. That split second of panic as visions of happy memories stored locked away are put at risk. As hype overtakes excitement, and rumours turn to anxiety, the pressure of expectation placed upon that initial trailer, the first glimpse, that moment of all or nothing judgement, as the day of realisation looms into view.

And that was exactly what happened when it was announced that Paddington, the marmalade loving bear from Peru was to make his cinematic debut. My childhood was rocking. For you see, Paddington to me, is a 4inch high teddy bear in a Blue duffle coat, red hat and Wellington boots. He is not, and will not, ever be a CGI anatomically accurate Mr Darcy. To say I was worried was an understatement. Read more