Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda 2

It was so incredibly hot and humid Monday, we were glad to get into a nicely air conditioned theater to see a movie with the family.

We saw the original when it first came out and were pleasantly surprised that despite cast members such as Jack Black, who is not known for family friendly fare, Dreamworks was able to produce a quality family friendly flick.

Once again, the furious five are called upon to save China from evil. Shen, the peacock is bent on dominating China and destroying Kung Fu for good and if the inhabitants won't cooperate, he will use his fire power to bring them all to submission. Can Po overcome his unknown past, achieve inner peace, and defeat Shen, as it is suggested is his destiny?

Like the original film, this sequel boasts beautifully stylized animation. It was our family's consensus this film was almost as good as the original. We felt the storyline was well thought out and the quality of the production from original to sequel did not suffer in the least, as often is the case. Once again, Dreamworks managed to create a very fun family film with a bare minimum of crude humor. Animated violence may be a bit too intense for more sensitive children and you may want to consider that before taking your younger kiddos. The USSCB has yet to give Kung Fu Panda 2 a rating.
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