Kung Fu Panda 2

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The storyline arc may seem a tad familiar to fans of the original, but Kung Fu Panda 2 offers enough action, comedy, and visual sparkle to compensate.



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In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed. -- (C) Dreamworks

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Dustin Hoffman
as Master Shifu
Gary Oldman
as Lord Shen
Seth Rogen
as Mantis
Lucy Liu
as Viper
James Hong
as Mr. Ping
Michelle Yeoh
as The Soothsayer
Victor Garber
as Master Thundering Rhino
Dennis Haysbert
as Master Storming Ox
Michael Patrick Bell
as Gorilla Guard 1
Fred Tatasciore
as Panda Dad/Gorilla Guard 2
Jason Bertsch
as Antelope Driver
Michael DeMaio
as Happy Bunny
Joseph Izzo
as Wolf Soldier 1
Dan O'Connor
as Stain Pig/Wolf Soldier 2
Maury Sterling
as Wolf Soldier 3
Shane Glick
as Wolf Soldier 4
Lena Golia
as Pig Fan/Bunny
April Hong
as Mop Bunny
Stephen Kearin
as Musician Pig/Awesome Pig
Liam Knight
as Baby Po
Paul Mazursky
as Musician Bunny
Romy Rosemont
as Pig Mother
Jeremy Shipp
as Dumpling Bunny
Lauren Tom
as Market Sheep
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Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Panda 2

All Critics (177) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (143) | Rotten (34)

  • [A] satisfying, if less than sensational, sequel to the funny, charming and action-packed animated feature from 2008.

    Nov 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 24, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 12, 2011 | Full Review…

    Philip French

    Top Critic
  • Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson has done her best to ensure a child-friendly movie that parents can sit through too.

    Jun 10, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • It's a great-looking animation and a nice entertainment, though targeted at a younger audience, without the extra level of adult sophistication.

    Jun 9, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Might be just another instalment in another big dumb multiplex franchise, but it's a beautifully designed and crafted one with much to admire, drawn from the joyful karma of animation ninjas rather than sucked from soulless executive spreadsheets.

    Jun 9, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Panda 2

  • Dec 19, 2013
    It is a wonderful event to see female filmmakers step up into the industry with such creativity and enthusiasm and set a new quality bar. A project leaded by Jennifer Yuh and produced by women, Kung Fu Panda 2 conglomerates an expensive voicing cast once again and acquires stardom in my book as one of the few sequels in history that surpasses the original feature, providing surprisingly solid action sequences and a philosophy-driven plot full of surprises. The visual design has more variety, the humor is more spot-on and pacing is as accurate as a doctor's pulse. By no means I am talking about a triumph in animation, but about how to break the "sequels law" and showcase your talent with style, while at the same time maintaining an original story alive and worth following... and of course, showing that women are capable of wonderful things. This is the best Dreamworks attempt since Shrek 2 (How to Train Your Dragon never worked for me). 69/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2013
    Kung Fu Panda 2 is a solid animation blockbuster. Jack Black brings more energy and flavor to the sequel. Although the story may lack the ambiance the first installment had, it is bounded together by its countless humor (even going sentimental) and improved animation. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2012
    Skadoosh! Kung Fu Panda 2 delivers another action packed and exciting adventure that's fun for all ages. As a new threat rises, the Dragon Warrior and the Furious Five must rise to defend all of China from tyranny. In addition to the original cast, several more big-name actors lend their talents, including Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Danny McBride; each of whom create interesting and exciting new characters. The quality of the computer animation has improved, and the fight scenes are more elaborate this time round. Kung Fu Panda 2 is a solid sequel and a fun new adventure that's sure to entertain.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2012
    Kung Fu Panda 2, it's a visual delight with very good action scenes, moving and sometimes have a lack of humor, but still a entertaining motion picture.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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