Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Critic Consensus: Kung Fu Panda has a familiar message, but the pleasing mix of humor, swift martial arts action, and colorful animation makes for winning Summer entertainment.
A clumsy panda bear becomes an unlikely kung fu hero when a treacherous enemy spreads chaos throughout the countryside in this animated martial arts adventure featuring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, and Jackie Chan. On the surface, Po (voice of Black) may look like just another portly panda bear, but beneath his fur he bears the mark of the chosen one. By day, Po works faithfully in his family's noodle shop, but by night he dreams of becoming a true master of the martial arts. Now an ancient prophecy has come to pass, and Po realizes that he is the only one who can save his people from certain destruction. With time running short and malevolent snow leopard Tai Lung (Ian McShane ) closing in, Furious Five legends Tigress (Jolie), Crane (David Cross ), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu), Monkey (Chan), and their wise sensei, Master Shifu (Hoffman), all draw on their vast knowledge of fighting skills in order to transform a lumbering panda bear into a lethal fighting machine. Now, if the noble Po can master the martial arts and somehow transform his greatest weaknesses into his greatest strengths, he will fulfill his destiny as the hero who saved his people during their darkest hour. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
|Rating:||PG (for sequences of martial arts action)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family|
|Directed By:||Angelina Jolie, David Cross, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Michael Clarke Duncan, Randall Duk Kim, John Stevenson, Mark Osborne|
|Written By:||Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger|
|In Theaters:||Jun 6, 2008 Wide|
|On DVD:||Nov 9, 2008|
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Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Panda
There's something about the look of Kung Fu Panda that is so novel and pleasing. Perhaps it's just that we haven't seen this vintage, Far East world in a computer-animated movie before.
The animation work is dazzling; it's lovingly detailed without being overdone (particularly the opening sequence, which is hand-drawn and looks like prints struck from ancient woodblocks).
As the credits roll, the film's many flaws come sharply into focus. But while it lasts, Kung-Fu Panda is something of a guilty treat.
Manages to entertain and dazzle, and parents won't beat themselves up for sitting through it, although what it teaches could fit on a fortune cookie.
Some of it just seems silly, which is fine for a family movie, of course, but there's silly and then there's silly. Kung Fu Panda is silly.
Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Panda
A fun movie that me and my daughter both enjoyed. Skadoosh!!
Funny and quite stylish, but entirely insubstantial, which is ok.
The dialogue provided by the charismatic Jack Black brings magic in this simplistic DreamWorks picture. Kung Fu Panda's blend of action, comedy and animation makes the film a worthwhile treat for all audiences. 5/5
Kung Fu Panda Quotes
|Po:||No, master! Don't die!|
|Master Shifu:||*closes eyes*|
|Master Shifu:||I'm not dying you idiot! I'm relaxing!|
|Po:||Oooooh... My tenders!|
|Mr. Ping:||Once I had a dream that I ran away to make tofu.|
|Po:||Then why didn't you!|
|Mr. Ping:||Because it was a stupid dream.|
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