It's silly, crazy, boundlessly energetic and full of the gleeful storyboarding-born creativity native to the show. It's a humorous, seldom hit-and-miss for first time watchers of the franchise, and the songs may not always be up-to-par, but for fans of the series, you may as well be screaming your head off in delight. This is the movie we have been waiting for.
The creators take the awesomeness of the show and turn it into a round-the-clock outburst of vivacious cartoon entertainment. Like the titular characters who can upgrade things technologically, the writers have tricked out their formula, that the story is not alien to the show, and fitting enough for a movie.
One of the biggest triumphs of this movie is that it gives its series reason at its pinnacle. It uses the intensely growing chemistry of its familiar characters to present the viewer with moments of actual emotional depth somewhere within its seemingly endless supply of cleverness and wit.
Also, as a long-time fan of the Phineas and Ferb franchise, I have to give plus points to this film for the writing-in of Perry the Platypus, whose characterization and story is probably the coolest and most compelling ever told in animation.
"We'll miss you Agent P. I love you, pal."
A triumph of a sequel full of hearty laughs, vigorously smart action sequences, a powerful and harmonious cast, sharp-witted dialogue and a deep, enticing plot that is only enhanced further by how it nailed the record set by its predecessor.
"Kung Fu Panda 2" is one of 2011's finest contenders. It reminds us why we loved the first film so much, and then sends all that familiar positivity in an awesome flurry that will have you blown away frequently. There is a lot of originality present, wherein the efforts of the filmmakers are presented magnificently. I salute director Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
And really, it would be disrespectful to pass up the opportunity to watch this film, especially for fans of the first.
"If you continue on your current path, you will find yourself...at the bottom of the stairs."