Pictures is having a Summer to remember at the box office
this year. First it was Iron Man then came Indiana Jones
and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Both films were the
weekend box office champions in their respective
released week. Each one collecting more that $100 millions
dollars in their opening weekends. Now the turn is for Kung
Fu Panda to match those numbers, which is reachable for this
furry, funny and cute big panda.
Kung Fu Panda is the story
of Po, a Panda bear that dreams of learning kung fu and
becoming a kung fu master. Mainly because of his looks
nobody believes that he will be able to learn this ancient
art nor become a kung fu master. After a trail of
funny events Po lands in the Jade Palace where he is
designated a "Dragon Warrior". It is this training
what leads Po into an endearing yet challenging journey of
self discovery. Sounds familiar?
Unfortunately it does and that's the area where Kung fu panda
disappoints. Regardless of the story line which is funny and
children oriented, a different type of plot was expected.
As a result, the writers did an excellent
job delivering the message to their main audience, the kids.
Five year olds are not going to have any problems absorbing
this story. Older audiences will also be well
entertained with this film, since there is plenty of action, jokes
and a few grown up comedy lines that makes this film pure family
The visual aspect of the movie is golden and the animation
is one of Dreamworks' best. An attempt to put to
use new technology into the most dramatic scenes, the sound
was a big match and that's what this film delivers. It is
easy to see the detailed work in cinematography when an
ancient Chinese town is well illustrated as well as the Jade
Temple and surroundings uncovering memories of the many
martial arts Chinese movies for some of the old crowd and
for the young exposing them to new lands and frontiers.
Jack Black and
Dustin Hoffman voices' in this
film were just right. Each one giving strong life to their
characters, especially Jack Black who provided that special
only he can give to his characters. The rest of the cast
(Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu ) were ok.
The biggest problem is that the script didn't provide
supporting characters enough dialogue for these actors to
expand their talents. On the other hand, children get
to know "the legendary furious five" kung fu masters which
as animals use their animal characteristics to fight the
evil Tai Lung.
This cute, furry and funny
film is set to get all audiences crazy about a little more
than the Panda dance and that is to "be your own hero".
It is just full
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Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda has all the
elements of a totally entertaining
animated romp. It's
funny and masterfully done..I can't wait
to buy it on DVD!
It isn't just about a
master and a pupil, as even some other
critics have desparaged it. There
is a lot more to this movie than that
simple story. Rather than argue the
depth by revealing the entire subtext of
what we saw, we erecommend any adult
viewing this film pay particular
attention to all the details right up to
the trailer at the end. The only
scene that might be somewhat jarring is
the apotheosis of Oogway, the master of
the master. This seems too much like a
Walt Disney trick. But this really is a
very very minor glitch in an otherwise
deeply philosophical story line. Kudos
to Dreamworks are in order.
This movie was not as
good as other said...
But don't get me wrong, it's still a
good movie.. It's funny, but not
very very funny.
After all i like the story line and it's
martial art. some pat very
yeah.. there is no accident.! mistress oogway say..
the story is full of moral and inspiring lessons.. go and watch it..
"THE SECRET IS NOTHING.!" ..secret of having a beautiful life.. is in
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