"Paddington" brings children's book hero Paddington Bear to the screen in a movie as sweet as orange marmalade, as sentimental as a stuffed toy from childhood. It's an utterly charming and endlessly inventive way of bringing a talking bear into present day London, a film that uses all of the magic of the medium and our fond memories of Michael Bond's beloved bear to give him life.
In a black and white newsreel, we see the bear's origin story - his "rarest of bears" family discovered by a "Jolly Good" British explorer in "Darkest Peru" in the 1950s. A present day earthquake sadly sends the bear off to London, where the explorer had assured his aunt and uncle bear that Londoner...
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