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Kung Fu Panda 2 Reviews

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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
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
May 25, 2011
Lacks the novelty of the original, which found a sweet spot in between martial arts and goofy animated critters, and milked it for every last laugh. This one feels like leftovers that have curdled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2011
By the end, Po experiences some of the same recycled epiphanies from the first film, sans their emotional panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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-
May 25, 2011
Amusing enough at times but doing little to justify the continuation of its story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 26, 2011
The original cast is back, but is there anything left to the story? Other than some trumped-up daddy issues, no.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 22, 2011
Substituting action for charm, the sequel is a visual treat but not a sufficient comedic or narrative one, taking only modest advantage of Jack Black's game voice work.
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
May 27, 2011
Like its protagonist, this one is cute, cuddly and far less effective than it clearly thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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-
May 26, 2011
The freshness and novelty that made the original film such a kick back in 2008 has been, well, kicked to bits.
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
June 10, 2011
It drops points for a narrative that overstretches by at least 20 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 25, 2011
Still putting the Po in ponderous ... just more of the same, which was already more than enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 26, 2011
Whoever was responsible for all but writing out the original's best character, Shifu, deserves the most scorn. With maybe seven minutes and a handful of lines, it ends up featuring less of Dustin Hoffman than the eleventh hour reshoots of Little Fockers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
May 25, 2011
Accomplishes the depressingly familiar mathematical trick of being both more and less than its predecessor.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 26, 2011
Like that kung pao chicken at the back of your fridge, none of it's quite as crisp the second time around.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 26, 2011
Alas, this time there are about three or four mild laughs in the whole picture, and the entire visual aspect of the movie is a botched disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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