Escape to the Movies: Paddington - Surprisingly Bearable

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Paddington - Surprisingly Bearable

Shocking, I know, but it's actually quite good. Marmalade sandwiches for everyone.

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Rotten Tomatoes, Marter and Bob all pointing towards Paddington and giving it praise. I'm still a little dumbstruck by this, this is the kind of thing that doesn't happen. This is like hearing that Uncharted has a genuinely good story.
 

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I'm not surprised in the least the trailer if kid friendly looked well put together. I knew it would at least be entertaining. As far as the marvel thing is concerned they've been losing characters right and left I think it was no brainer that they were needing to do some house cleaning. Also the art on the latest amazing x-men #35 is amazing. I wish all comics looked like this.
 

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I guess they made a solid decision when they replaced Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington (originally cast for his "bearish" voice). I was afraid the casting would be a downgrade.

It seems like The Escapist's IT is already experiencing problems after the blood-letting. I the quote button isn't working in my Chrome browser, and the video won't play (although the side-bar ads still work).
 

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Off-topic, but Elizabeth Harper is still mentioned in the credits. Sad to see her go, but life moves on.
 

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I need advice for watching the video. It won't respond when I click it, there's no player. It's happening with all the videos on this site.

I've usually had no trouble with this, though I did recently let my computer update to windows 8.1 from windows 8, which made some slight changes to my IE browser. Any advice?

[edit] Also the comment box for typing in is ridiculously small. It's only tall enough for two lines.
 

HemalJB

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Another week, another "Dark Knight Rises sucks" reference. Why don't you shake things up a bit and start referencing the new Ninja Turtles for awkward backstories and over-realism?
 

Mark B

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For the record it has not snowed like that in London for years (and rarely does).
 

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While I did grew up knowing Paddington but I too didn't expect it to be good either.
 

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Mark B said:
For the record it has not snowed like that in London for years (and rarely does).
Even if it snows say about half a foot the country shuts down and panic because we weren't prepared.
 

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HemalJB said:
Another week, another "Dark Knight Rises sucks" reference. Why don't you shake things up a bit and start referencing the new Ninja Turtles for awkward backstories and over-realism?
Y'missed the point, I think. He wasn't criticising the film itself; he was mentioning the recent tendency to over-analyse franchises (like Batman) that rely on a certain level of suspension of disbelief.
 

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I'm really annoyed how trailers seem to keep depicting things as far worse than they are - this one looked godawful and the January stigma didn't help. I know they can't give everything away and they can only explain so much, but it's to the point where you could end up missing something special.
 

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like that the actor playing the 12th doctor was in it, but yes its a great remake of old series of stuff from back in the day, which seems to be hit and miss lately cause they grab anything that they are able shove into a movie or a series and completely neglect any of the original idea be hind the thing they are using for that tv show/movie. however i think they did pull that movie off well.
 

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Quelle fuckage...

I still don't know if I can bear (pardon the pun) to see this movie in a full priced theater, but damned if the critical response hasn't been all but unanimous.

All I can say is whoever was responsible for the trailers needs to never work in the industry again.
 

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I've been looking at this film with an impending sense of woe in the assumption that it'll be as terrible as the Magic Roundabout film from a couple of years ago... but it really is pretty good. The marketing from this film really did it a major disservice.
 

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Callate said:
Quelle fuckage...

I still don't know if I can bear (pardon the pun) to see this movie in a full priced theater, but damned if the critical response hasn't been all but unanimous.

All I can say is whoever was responsible for the trailers needs to never work in the industry again.
Agreed. Even with the almost unanimous praise the film is getting, I have a hard time believing it could be any good because the trailers make it look AWFUL.
 

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Callate said:
Quelle fuckage...

I still don't know if I can bear (pardon the pun) to see this movie in a full priced theater, but damned if the critical response hasn't been all but unanimous.

All I can say is whoever was responsible for the trailers needs to never work in the industry again.
Seconded - I totally assumed this was Magic Roundabout all over again.
 

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ryukage_sama said:
It seems like The Escapist's IT is already experiencing problems after the blood-letting. I the quote button isn't working in my Chrome browser, and the video won't play (although the side-bar ads still work).
Khanht Cope said:
[edit] Also the comment box for typing in is ridiculously small. It's only tall enough for two lines.
I was having these issues last week. I briefly wondered if someone had seen my snarky comment about JavaScript not working on someone's tablet and decided to IP block me from accessing their JavaScript files to see how I like it. But it seems to be happening on and off for a bunch of people lately.
 

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This reminds me of your review of Real Steel. You know, in that it was a movie you expected to hate, but then you saw it and it was good. Is that a thing? Do we need to come up with a name for this type of movie? I would love to hear what "genre" we would call this.