In 2017's "Paddington 2," the innocent Paddington bear memorably said, "If we're kind and polite, the world will be right."
Who knows if marmalade-loving Paddington has the same rosy life outlook after a late-entry, thrashing review to movie site Rotten Tomatoes – a lambasting that knocked the beloved animated children's film from the site's flawless, 100% positive reviewed list.
Director Paul King's film is the latest to lose its perfect Rotten Tomatoes score due to an added negative review, bringing it down to a 99% "fresh" rating.
There were 245 previous glowing reviews for "Paddington 2," which features Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, that gave the film the vaunted perfect score.
But on May 28 – three years, four months and 16 days following the January 12, 2018 U.S. release date – film critic Eddie Harrison at a site called Film Authority eyed a spoiler opportunity and took belated aim. Rotten Tomatoes marked Harrison's 246th review as the one negative, with a 2 out of 5 score.
Harrison tried to explain that he has always been a critic.
"I reviewed 'Paddington 2' negatively for BBC radio on release in 2017, and on multiple occasions after that, and I stand by every word of my criticism," the review states.
"This is not my Paddington Bear, but a sinister, malevolent imposter who should be shot into space, or nuked from space at the first opportunity," the review continues. "Over-confident, snide and sullen, this manky-looking bear bears little relation to the classic character, and viewers should be warned; this ain’t yo mamma’s Paddington bear, and it won’t be yours either.
Maybe if you’ve never seen the tv show and don’t know any better, this’ll work, but long-term Paddington fans will find this too much to bear."
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