Jan 29, 2018
I always want to go to the movies. There was a time in my life when I would just go to the movie theater and buy a ticket for whatever was playing next. I loved this. There is something really special about going to the movies that I’m never going to get tired of.
As such, I really wanted to go to the movies last week. There are too many movies that I want to see. But I have two kids and another one on the way. Without a babysitter, that often means that I’m going to watch whatever kids’ movie is in the theater right now. This time I lucked out. This time, I got to see “Paddington 2.”
If you haven’t seen the first “Paddington” movie, I feel sorry for your heart. It clearly isn’t functioning on the level it should. The first “Paddington” movie is one of only two movies that I get secretly jazzed to watch on family movie night. Sure, I hem and haw. I say things like, “We just watched that one.” But I not-so-secretly love Paddington. He is a genuinely charming bear.
When I heard that “Paddington 2” was coming out in theaters, I got really excited. When Warner Brothers and Studio Canal released the first trailer, I dropped what I was doing and messaged my wife in all caps. I choose not to replicate the text here, but I guarantee that it was all caps and maybe a few emojis. I never use emojis.