Paddington was a big deal in the UK - I don't think he was as beloved here. Your mileage may vary on the movies but they do a good job with both the slapstick humor and the emotional beats, and they both have very fun villain turns from well-known actors (Nicole Kidman in the first, Hugh Grant in the second). Plus the CGI is very well done (it feels a lot less obtrusive than you might expect).
Bad Times is definitely self-conscious (if you saw Cabin In The Woods, that's the same writer/director) and somewhat predictable. But it's thoroughly enjoyable all the same. It's like a Tarantino movie except it cares about its characters, allows its actors to express subtlety and isn't pointlessly provocative.