Paddington 2, the acclaimed sequel to the 2014 animated film, which has garnered a cult following since its 2017 release, previously enjoyed a perfect 100 per cent score on the film review site, Rotten Tomatoes.

That is until the film received its first negative review on Friday when a review from 2017 was republished online, knocking it down to a frustrating 99 per cent.

Giving the family film just two stars, critic Eddie Harrison writes on his blog that “the charm is entirely missing from the two Paddingtonfilms”.

“In the film ... Paddington is voiced by Ben Wishaw and sounds like a member of some indie-pop band coming down from an agonising ketamine high, and that’s just the start of what’s wrong in Paul King’s film.”

“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,” he says.

The hard-hitting review now leaves a negative blot on the films Rotten Tomatoes page, and Paddington fans aren’t happy:

It’s likely many fans of the film are now giving Mr Harrison a hard stare.

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