Kung Fu Panda 2 Reviews

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Chris Knight
National Post
November 22, 2013
[Director Jennifer Yuh] manages the balance nicely; Po is alternately awesome and dumbstruck, and it can be fun to guess at the start of each scene which attribute will come to the fore. Often it's a combination on the two.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 22, 2013
[A] satisfying, if less than sensational, sequel to the funny, charming and action-packed animated feature from 2008.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 22, 2013
Kung Fu Panda 2 achieves something few sequels to blockbusters ever do -- it stays true to a successful formula without seeming tired, cynical, or lazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
March 13, 2013
Kung Fu Panda 2 benefits from an entertaining story, fantastic direction and amazing visuals. It's one of 2011's best animated films.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeff Beck
September 20, 2012
["Kung Fu Panda 2" has] got everything you could want in a film made for kids including a good story, stunning animation, and a few laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 12, 2012
I guess my expectations may have been too high. I didn't want a silly KUNG FU PANDA 2, loaded with jokes. I was hoping it would be more like the first one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
The best animated film of the year, Kung Fu Panda 2 plays as a solid kids' film, a great kung fu actioner, and an emotionally centered drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 3, 2012
Too bad it's so forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 24, 2011
One can only wonder if cinematic animation might find a new path, one far removed from the sadly lucrative video-game market.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 8, 2011
The characters do a lot of chasing around, running, punching, and kicking, making the movie more exhausting than exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brandon Judell
November 27, 2011
What could up have amounted to a highly moving work of art is constantly diminished by low-grade TV sitcom humor such as can be found on any series starring Kevin James or James Belushi.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 20, 2011
Stellar animation aside, themes such as adoption anxiety, genocide and WMD dominate the storyline-not the usual kiddie fare to be sure.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 9, 2011
Panda 2 packs more than enough personality and visual pizzazz to make up for its minor shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Luxford
The National
September 1, 2011
a fun summer outing that will please its audience by delivering a familiar feel with just enough novelty to keep things fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
August 16, 2011
A visually engrossing, technical triumph, Kung Fu Panda 2 is worth seeing on the big screen for the sheer eye popping nature of its realisation. But dramatically, it's not packing a punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
August 3, 2011
Just a good time at the movies, from the laughs to the action to the heartwarming message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
July 23, 2011
Kung Fu Panda 2 isn't just a model sequel or family film: as an action movie, it's superior to most of what's out there.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kofi Outlaw
July 18, 2011
If there is one pleasant surprise in the movie, it's Lord Shen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brandon Fibbs
July 6, 2011
Kung Fu Panda 2 is all just a bit too familiar, a bit too common, a bit too unimaginative. In the real world, recycling is a great and admirable thing. In cinema, it is a death knell.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Aaron Yap
July 4, 2011
...there are crashing pagodas, hurtling cannonballs, wild chases, and of course, a lot of whiplash-inducing kung fu, effortlessly balancing elegance, ferocity, variety and comic timing like the genre's pros.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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