Kung Fu Panda 2 Reviews

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November 22, 2013
[A] satisfying, if less than sensational, sequel to the funny, charming and action-packed animated feature from 2008.
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.
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.
June 10, 2011
Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson has done her best to ensure a child-friendly movie that parents can sit through too.
June 9, 2011
It's a great-looking animation and a nice entertainment, though targeted at a younger audience, without the extra level of adult sophistication.
June 9, 2011
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.
June 8, 2011
A solid slice of summer entertainment: forgettable, perhaps, but plenty of fun while it lasts.
May 28, 2011
Jack Black once again shows his excellence as a voice actor.
May 27, 2011
Hardly a scene goes by that isn't visually striking or kinetically thrilling, and all of it enhanced by 3-D.
May 27, 2011
Po and friends redeem themselves with a terrific third act, the animation (in three distinct styles) is superb and there's enough hiii-YA-ing to keep the kids yipping throughout.
May 26, 2011
The film's visuals are thrilling, beguiling, vivid: the greens of a glade or a terraced hillside; the molten reds of Shen's smelting works or yellow-orange arcs of fireworks.
May 26, 2011
No, we're not talking about Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter, although it does feel that way early on in the animated Kung Fu Panda 2.
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.
May 26, 2011
Has a bright palette, an amiable vibe and enough vivacity to keep kids entertained and any accompanying moms from bolting for Bridesmaids.
May 26, 2011
The original film was a compelling surprise, an unusually fun and sophisticated take on the wacky-animal CGI movie. The sequel remains visually beautiful and strikingly designed, but otherwise, it's a surprise in all the wrong ways.
May 26, 2011
For a movie touting "inner peace," this 3-D sequel sure goes in for its share of battle scenes, but for the most part they are excitingly conceived by director Jennifer Yuh Nelson and her writers, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
May 26, 2011
The freshness and novelty that made the original film such a kick back in 2008 has been, well, kicked to bits.
May 26, 2011
The kinder, gentler Kung Fu Panda 2 will surely try the patience of older children and fun-seeking parents.
May 26, 2011
What really makes the film work... is director Yuh's sense of timing. She knows how to get in and out of a joke before beating it to death. A quick Pac-Man reference during a chase comes and goes, delighting without ever dragging.
May 26, 2011
A breezy, funny, touching, action-packed sequel.
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