Excerpt: “Kung Fu Panda”. Yep, I said it. I actually sat down and watched a movie titled “Kung Fu Panda.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Over the last dozen years or so, the computer animation movie marked has become inundated and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. More often than not, these movies are very clever, well thought out and entertaining to both children and adults and I’m happy to say that “Kung Fun Panda” is certainly no exception.
Conclusion: Kung Fu Panda is a film that does most everything right. Witty, action-packed, featuring a fabulous cast of characters, and with a strong, uplifting message, the film never sees a dull moment. The film holds up extremely well to repeat viewings, and Kung Fu Panda is destined to become a long-standing favorite among fans of animation, the martial arts, or as a movie that lifts the spirits and dampens the negativity that surrounds any situation life may offer.
Excerpt: follows a panda bear named Po (Jack Black) who loves kung fu. That said, he’s lazy and oafish and he spends his days not practicing the martial arts but by toiling away in the noodle shop that his family runs. Po’s dreams come true, however, when he’s selected to fulfill a mysterious ancient prophecy and before you know it this unlikely warrior is honing his skills alongside a group of martial arts masters known as The Furious Five made up of Tigress (Angelina Jolie),...
Excerpt: Breaking the trend for animated films featuring furry creatures in impossible scenarios, Kung Fu Panda drops the usual array of pop culture references for superb comedic timing and original writing. The jokes are fast, funny, and non-stop, even down to the closing credits. Jack Black brings his charms and wit with him as he voices Po, a panda who loves kung fu but lacks the confidence to actually perform it (that and he’s obese).
Excerpt: Whether it's an ogre trying to regain what is rightfully his or a group of displaced zoo animals finding their way back home, audiences of all ages love to root for the underdog. Anyone who has ever struggled against the odds empathizes with the heroes in these entertaining and morally resonant tales. So how about a panda who dreams of becoming a kung fu master?
Excerpt: Dreamworks CG computer animation wing has almost always played second fiddle to the Pixar, both in terms of the level of animation that each studio has produced as well as the level of storytelling and overall films that come out of the studio. In the beginning, Dreamworks had a sort of inferiority complex that lead to the competition between “Antz” and "A Bug’s Life" in 1998, building into the initial challenge between the two in the inaugural 2001 Academy Award for...
Conclusion: ’Kung Fu Panda’ will not only appeal to both kids and adults, it will win over martial art fans, animation junkies, and anyone who just enjoys a fun family flick with no strings attached. The film’s Blu-ray release is even better. With a reference quality video transfer and TrueHD audio track, a generous helping of supplements, and some compelling exclusives (online and off), this disc should be on everyone’s shelf.