A still from “Norm of the North.” (Lionsgate)

“Norm of the North” wants to be an endearing tale of a polar bear who dares to be different and saves the Arctic from human intervention.

“Norm of the North” quickly devolves into a kids’ sketch comedy routine during which almost every joke involves lemmings that urinate several times their body weight on many things, lemmings that pass gas enough to create a hot tub, and lemmings that do just about every other bodily function that 5-year-old boys find hysterical — their parents, not so much.

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