Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)
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Join the star of Kung Fu Panda as he sets out on a whole new adventure in this sequel to the animated box-office hit featuring the voices of Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman. In the wake of defeating the ferocious Tai Lung, the Dragon Warrior must draw on the skills of Viper, Tigress, Monkey, Crane, and Mantis in order to face Shifu's greatest challenge to date. Along the way, Dragon Warrior uncovers the ancient Secrets of the Furious Five while discovering that it takes much more than strength and agility to become a true kung fu master. … More
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Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
Director Nesher has a way of reducing each confrontation to its two-dimensional essence, and he's not helped by a swampy, sentimental musical score.
Restrained direction and the cast's strong, disciplined performances keep it from falling into soap-opera territory.
The Secrets twines coming-out, coming-of-age and coming-to-terms-with-Orthodoxy in a way that diminishes all three -- and dilutes its message with clichés.
There is pain and empowerment in The Secrets as difficult choices are made. There are also gaps, but emotionally moving performances by Ardant, Bukstein and Shtamler in particular, keep you with this small but provocative film until the end.
In some ways, it is a traditional narrative. But it is more. It is gently and powerfully acted.
Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
Of course, being a Kung Fu Panda fan, I would love this regardless of what anyone else would say. But its a great short animation, with Po taking on a new generation of students and teaching the basics with the anecdotes of the Furious Five.
Not much to say, but great animation, a bit of humor, but its really aimed for the kiddies, but enjoyable an 25 mins.
saw this movie when i bought the DVD. The original was great. But i would have liked the cut scenes to have had been the same 2d quality as the original opening. but it wasn't. not bad for kids though...
a lame attempt to squeeze extra cash out from the film. Seth Rogen didn't even lend his voice, but Jack Black did... strange.
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