This is a movie I liked a whole lot, but it suffered from a problem a lot of family movies have, and I want to address it.
Late in the movie, the characters are in song talking about how sad they are, and one character says that he's so sad that he's finally starting to understand Radiohead. I laughed and my wife laughed (a few other adults in the theater did too). It's a solid joke. But, like... why? Why is that joke in there?
One of my big pet peeves in film is when family movies include jokes that children wouldn't understand. I don't know why studios/writers think they're needed. As a parent, I'm already in the movie. You've got me there. Making a reference that I get but my kid doesn't isn't funny or cute or needed.
If Paddington 2 taught us anything, it's that a great family movie can be a great family movie for anyone.