Paddington 2 (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Paddington 2 (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods
Rated: PG/Region A/2:39/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Warner Bros.

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

It might come as a surprise to say this, but Paddington 2 is a really good movie. I don’t just mean that it’s a good movie for the kids, it is actually a good movie that everyone can enjoy if you sit down to give it a watch. This time around we have a lot of fun but we also have a bit of a mystery story on top of everything to add to the overall fun of the movie. You might be shocked by just how interested in the case you become as you watch this. Add in the fact we have some pretty cool characters and you have a surprise hit on your hands. I’d say even if you didn’t care much for the first movie you might still find yourself having a blast with the sequel as it seems to top the original in just about every way you can think of.

Basically, Paddington wants to get a book for his aunt when a master of disguise (of sorts) snatches it. Paddington at first takes the fall but then the whole family has to rally with the bear to get the book back and make everything right. It is a light-hearted film with a good overall message and I did enjoy it a great deal and think most people will overall. It looks great in HD as the Blu-ray really does seem to pop on screen and despite a good use of CGI, this is the type of movie where CGI doesn’t bother me at all. If you are on the fence with this one I’d say take a chance with Paddington 2 and you just might be surprised.

Extras

– Paddington: The Bear Truth
– How to Make A Marmalade Sandwich
– Music Video with Phoenix Buchanan
– The Magical Mystery of Paddington’s Pop-Up Book
– The Browns and Paddington: The Special Bond
– Knuckles: A Fistful of Marmalade
– The (Once) Famous Faces of Phoenix Buchanan
– Audio Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Paul King

Quality of Transfer: 100%