The other week took Bel to see the sequel to 2014 film Paddington which I sadly haven't reviewed but after watching it the night before the sequel would have scored it 8/10.
This takes place a few years after and Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) is now settled in the Brown family led by the father Henry Brown (Hugh Bonneville) who is great in both.
The rest of the cast are great too in particular Hugh Grant as the villain Phoenix Buchanan a failed actor who seeks an old treasure in a rare picture book of London which Paddington was hoping to buy for his Auntie 100th birthday.
Through his acting he sets Paddington up for the theft which sees the marmalade loving bear going to prison in some hilarious scenes.
As well as Hugh Grants excellent performance (I hope to see him more in films as he's been away too long and now acts more than the bumbling brit he was famous for.)
Other great actors are fun to watch including departing Doctor Who Peter Capaldi , Jim Braoadbent and Julie Walters.
Overall - the film has some great funny scenes and just that tiny bit better than the first film - here's to a third film!
Bels Score - 10/10
My score - 9/10