Director: Paul King. Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw (voice), Imelda Staunton (voice), Michael Gambon (voice), Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent. 95 min. Rated PG. UK/France. Comedy/Family.
I know: it's based on Michael Bond's beloved children's books, the CGI-animated bears are mind-boggling, and it's supposed to be fun for kids. But I tried real hard to put myself in a child's mindset (something I'm pretty good at), and was still unable to understand the charm of this movie - which received a shocking approval by the critics. It reminded me of my sense of detachment watching the boring 2000 movie, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Just doesn't make sense.