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ruinedchildhood:

IT DESERVES THE PRAISE! Every little joke in the movie has a purpose and little details you forgot about come back later as plot points or to move the story forward. Plus it’s just so cute and heartwarming it’s a fantastic movie can’t recommend it enough

It’s funny and cute and an allegory – always has been, right back to the original books – about immigration and the treatment of refugees. The author who created Paddington back in the 50s was partly inspired by Jewish refugees he saw making their way to Britain, and made sure to include an actual Jewish refugee among the human cast of Paddington too.

The whole movie is pretty much entirely about the importance of multiculturalism, the inanity of bigotry (at one point, when Paddington is on the run from the cops, Peter Capaldi’s character shows up with a ‘terror alert level chart’ set to ‘Mass Hysteria’ which could not be a more obvious pop at Islamophobia) and how important all different types of family are. It and its prequel are just lovely, lovely films. It 100% deserves that 100%.

(PS In the UK – maybe other places? – Paddington’s used as an outright symbol for refugee rights. “They will not have forgotten how to treat strangers.” If only that were more true.)