Paddington 2 BLU RAY REVIEW + Unboxing

by: TheBluRayCritic     Published on: 13 April 2018

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Unboxing and reviewing Paddington 2 on Blu-ray. Buy it from Amazon: 2 is not available on 4K. However, Blu-ray edition of also includes the DVD and DigitalFollowing the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (2018) (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.Reuniting many of the original film’s cast while welcoming those in new roles, “Paddington 2” stars Golden Globe nominee Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard,” “Into the Storm,” “In Bruges”), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Billy Elliot,” “Educating Rita”), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (short, “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life”), with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner Hugh Grant (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw (“The Hollow Crown”) as the voice of Paddington. The starring ensemble also includes Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”) as the voice of Aunt Lucy. The film was produced by multiple award-winning producer David Heyman (the “Harry Potter” films, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Oscar nominee for “Gravity”). Serving as executive producers were Rosie Alison, Jeffrey Clifford, Alexandra Ferguson Derbyshire, Ron Halpern, and Didier Lupiter. Paddington’s return to the big screen was again helmed by BAFTA-nominated director Paul King (“Paddington,” “Come Fly with Me,” “The Mighty Boosh”) from a script written by King and Simon Farnaby (Sky TV’s “Yonderland,” “Mindhorn”), based on the best-selling and internationally adored books by Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear.While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. Hilarity and adventure ensue when the book is stolen and Paddington and the Browns must unmask the thief.SPECIAL FEATURES: Paddington: The Bear TruthHow to Make A Marmalade SandwichMusic Video with Phoenix BuchananThe Magical Mystery of Paddington’s Pop-Up BookThe Browns and Paddington: The Special BondKnuckles: A Fistful of MarmaladeThe (Once) Famous Faces of Phoenix BuchananAudio Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Paul KingTECHNICAL SPECS:BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian PortugueseDVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian FrenchBD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French, Brazilian PortugueseRunning Time: 104 minutesRating: Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor