Kung Fu Panda 2 Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 4, 2011
A fantastic sequel with more pathos than expected with plenty of gorgeous animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
June 29, 2011
Go for a beer in the middle forty minutes; come back refreshed for the ... [final] extraordinary battle sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
June 26, 2011
THERE'S an old Chinese proverb (that I just made up) that goes: what is the point in making something pretty to look at if no one can see it?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
June 24, 2011
It focuses too heavily on flashy action sequences and lacks the amusing banter that I remember fondly from the original.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
June 24, 2011
The massive amount of artistry that has gone into the cinematography, lighting and design makes this as sumptuous and pleasing a film to behold as Tangled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
June 23, 2011
The first film was a lot of fun; this sequel is even more fun but also something quite special.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
June 22, 2011
While the animation is incredible, this also has heart and humour in spades, and proves just as engaging as its predecessor.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
June 22, 2011
The upgrade to 3D is worth while, the story is a solid refinement of the best bits from before and the balance between light humour and darker drama is quite well maintained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
June 22, 2011
It doesn't soar like the best of animation these days but it's an entertainment, particularly for the younger set.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Fowler
IGN Movies
June 20, 2011
Not as great as the first, but still worth your skadoosh!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
June 19, 2011
Cuter and more enjoyable than the first film, this high energy 3D animation from Dreamworks is packed with kung-fu spectacle, exotic Eastern settings, a fuzzy heart and plenty of chuckles
June 13, 2011
Offers more of the same, even though it tries to convince us it doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
June 12, 2011
It is made with consummate craft, contains some exciting set-pieces and the voice work is top-notch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
June 12, 2011
The central notion of discovering one's unique personal identity ("the only thing that matters is what you choose to be now") takes us back to an earlier China and it's free of jokey references to other movies.
Anthony Quinn
Independent
June 10, 2011
It drops points for a narrative that overstretches by at least 20 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
June 10, 2011
Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson has done her best to ensure a child-friendly movie that parents can sit through too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Caroline Jowett
Daily Express
June 10, 2011
The animation is five-star all the way but the plot has a good deal less "awesomeness" than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 10, 2011
With an all-star voice cast, gorgeous animation and a story that both thrills and tugs the heartstrings, it's as good a 'toon as we're likely to see all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
June 10, 2011
Another knockout combination of vibrant animation, energetic action and nifty jokes.
James O'Brien
Daily Mail [UK]
June 9, 2011
A knowing script, beautifully bright animation and a truly towering effort from Black combine to create a cracker of a family film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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