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.
|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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