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The trailer for Paddington is either very cute or very disturbing

Jun. 12, 2014by:

Leave it to the British to take the already awful string of family films featuring live action and CGI characters and take it to a creepily disturbing level. The beloved children's book series featuring Paddington Bear are coming to life and here is the trailer to prove it. Featuring an amazing cast who apparently all needed the money, PADDINGTON looks like the stuff nightmares are made of.

If you aren't familiar with the over twenty Paddington Bear books, they are similar in many ways to Curious George in that they are both animals who get into trouble that inevitably involves their human counterparts. While Curious George is treated as an animal, Paddington is more anthropomorphized and can speak in proper English. Here's the film's synopsis which follows closely to the first book by author Michael Bond.

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist...

For such a classic series, PADDINGTON looks pretty standard. The animation doesn't look much better than what we have seen in the SCOOBY DOO or SMURFS films and while the acting talent is much better, they don't seem to be trying very hard here. It is a damn shame when you get this result from a cast that features Sally Hawkins, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman aJulie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Peter Capaldi.

PADDINGTON opens in theaters on December 25th.

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5:41AM on 06/13/2014
That was ungood. Horribly ungood.
That was ungood. Horribly ungood.
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2:55AM on 06/13/2014
Wow, that looks kind of sad... I used to love Paddington as a kid. The show had it's charm and was even somewhat sophisticated, although maybe that's because of the British accents that made it sound classier. But that damn CGI abomination looks bad. And if what I saw was supposed to be funny it just wasn't. Maybe a kid would find it funny? I'm not certain. But it feels nothing like the Paddington of old and that's a shame.
Wow, that looks kind of sad... I used to love Paddington as a kid. The show had it's charm and was even somewhat sophisticated, although maybe that's because of the British accents that made it sound classier. But that damn CGI abomination looks bad. And if what I saw was supposed to be funny it just wasn't. Maybe a kid would find it funny? I'm not certain. But it feels nothing like the Paddington of old and that's a shame.
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11:07PM on 06/17/2014
From what I recall of childhood, kids will probably find it about as funny as the live action 101 Dalmations or live action Dennis the Menace. Which is to say: not very funny, but they'll probably laugh out of habit.
From what I recall of childhood, kids will probably find it about as funny as the live action 101 Dalmations or live action Dennis the Menace. Which is to say: not very funny, but they'll probably laugh out of habit.
12:05AM on 06/13/2014
kill it kill it now me must kill it before it spawns more creepy looking offspring
kill it kill it now me must kill it before it spawns more creepy looking offspring
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9:20PM on 06/12/2014
It's a little bit uncanny valley...I think this would have worked better with a less realistic look for Paddington, perhaps taking a cue from the design in Ted. But yay, the 12th Doctor is in this!
It's a little bit uncanny valley...I think this would have worked better with a less realistic look for Paddington, perhaps taking a cue from the design in Ted. But yay, the 12th Doctor is in this!
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5:20PM on 06/12/2014
"Leave it to the British to take the already awful string of family films featuring live action and CGI characters and take it to a creepily disturbing level."
Not a fan then lol.How is that trailer disturbing ?Is it the bears lack of remorse for property damage.
"Leave it to the British to take the already awful string of family films featuring live action and CGI characters and take it to a creepily disturbing level."
Not a fan then lol.How is that trailer disturbing ?Is it the bears lack of remorse for property damage.
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5:16PM on 06/12/2014
Hahaha yes I laughed I remember Paddington
Hahaha yes I laughed I remember Paddington
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5:04PM on 06/12/2014
Ha. That's sadly how I am with escalators.
Ha. That's sadly how I am with escalators.
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4:24PM on 06/12/2014
Gotta say, I chuckled.
Gotta say, I chuckled.
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4:15PM on 06/12/2014
And so a beloved children's classic gets advertised like a gross out comedy.
And so a beloved children's classic gets advertised like a gross out comedy.
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3:45PM on 06/12/2014

Looks like a good movie for the Kids...

That could possibly be enjoyed by the adults too.

Definitely looks ages better than other films in the genre.
That could possibly be enjoyed by the adults too.

Definitely looks ages better than other films in the genre.
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