‘Paddington’ the bear comes to the screen

January 15, 2015 11:03 PM

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‘Paddington’ the bear comes to the screen

Film adaptations of classic children’s characters can be judged by the quality and quantity of fart jokes. Take for example “Shrek the Third,” a film that stinks on many levels.

On that scale, “Paddington,” Paul King’s live-action-plus-CGI version of Michael Bond’s beloved bear, scores fairly well. Its one reference to flatulence, though enough to earn a PG rating, is quite demur. True, a lot of marmalade gets spread around, and at times the zaniness gets a bit too slap-sti...

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