“If mothering was easy, more fathers would do it.” What a beautiful, joyful, sex positive, feminist fluffball of a sequel.
Needs more memorable songs (for Mary especially) but I loved the bicycle-count in this film, and the Very Important Lesson about compound interest, and Colin Firth as a baddie. Used five tissues (motherless children will do that). Niece tripped out on the animated flamingos. A few of the age/looks related gags re Mary could have been written far better by a woman... or the men who write the Paddington films. It’s still 4 stars ‘cos it’s still a delightful Disney spectacle. Stay away from the edge of the bowl.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Aside from the yawnful Good-Guys-White / Bad-Guys-Other-Colours casting, this was a surprisingly enjoyable action flick... until it fucked out in the third act.
It was partly the utterly weird special effects. Partly that they sent their only lady-spy off into space 'cos no plot for her. But mostly because of a series of gags right near the end in which the only moral (blonde, beautiful) hold-out amongst the captured guests offers our hero ass-sex if he sets her free.