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Quite simply these are two of the finest family films made in the last 30 years
17 July 2018
Quite simply these are two of the finest family films made in the last 30 years. Everything about these films tells you they were made with absolute love and respect for the character and his author, the late Michael Bond. The cast is uniformly wonderful and completely game for anything, but the stand-out performance for me is, unsurprisingly, Ben Wishaw as Paddington. It is so heartwarming to experience a character so totally devoid of cynicism, so concerned with the well-being of others, who so embodies the simple ethos given to him by his beloved Aunt Lucy: Be kind and polite, and the world will be right.