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Kung Fu Panda 2
Prepare for the Year of Awesomeness!
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 - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. 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. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He 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.
In terms of storytelling quality, this is basically what The Matrix Reloaded should have been...
Making excellent use of all the ingredients that made its predecessor an instant classic, the follow-up chapter to Kung Fu Panda is another rollicking, ravishing & riveting adventure that lives up to its hype, adds more depth & flesh to the arcs of all reprising characters, further expands the world we dived into in the first film, and is a worthy sequel that even surpasses the original in few aspects.
The story of Kung Fu Panda 2 finds Po now living his fulfilled dream, serving as the Dragon Warrior & protecting the valley with his fellow kung fu warriors whom he once idolised. His latest adventure begins when Lord Shen returns from exile with a fearsome new weapon & has plans of conquering all…
A sombre tale of identity and abandonment. Yes, I am talking about Kung Fu Panda 2.
"My son is alive."
One of the best animated films in the past ten years, if you ask me. Up there with some of Pixar's films even. Bring on Kung Fu Panda 3.
Lots of fun.
"I'm not freaking out, I'm freaking in!"
Surprisingly impressive for a sequel. The animation is markedly better, not only in the intricacy of its movement (particularly in the fight scenes) but also in the dynamism of its style: directed by Jennifer Yuh, who did the opening scene in the first Kung Fu Panda, this one occasionally returns to the evocative, hand-drawn aesthetic of that dream sequence.
Not quite as seamless as the first (you can tell which actors were only in the studio for a day or two) and some of the emotional beats feel a bit more forced this time around (particularly between Po and Mr. Ping), but the essence of Po and Tigress is maintained rather well, and…
By far my favorite out of the three movies, delt with some very powerful issues. Very enjoyable for children and adult and had a wonderful message.
Visiually impressive & enjoyable as the original, but quite a bit darker with less humor and an unremarkable, forgettable plot. In fact, I remembered little from my previous viewing.
Lots of fun.
I never really liked the first Kung Fu Panda all that much. So I am surprised to say that I really enjoyed this. It's a gorgeously animated film and Jack Black brings tons of enthusiasm to his role of Po, the kung fu panda.
La Citizen Kane de las secuelas de películas animadas sobre osos pandas que no me interesan mucho y por eso tardo 5 años en verlas.
Mantiene la diversión y la calidad de la primera, con Jack Black haciéndose cargo del carisma de toda la película.
Y Gary Oldman tiene par de momentos de "racismo simpático" y todo, emulando acento chino.
That was rly rank how the peacock commited near genocide of those pandas.
Just as enjoyable as the first. One thing this franchise gets right is casting its villian. Gary Oldman tears this thing apart. He is even more rad than Ian McShane.
When you love movies there is nothing like watching the sequel to a film you very much enjoy and finding that it is just as enjoyable as the first. Which for sequels is pretty rare.
What's great about Kung Fu Panda 2, is that it builds off of the success of the first one, It doesn't just repeat the story, and villain. It takes the time flesh out the characters, their motivations, emotions, and pasts. It is even better to be saying that about cartoons animals that know kung fu. It packs in very good voice acting, with a better job this time around from Angelina Jolie, as well as a great over the top villain turn for Gary Oldman.…
Film #5 of my June Jubilee Scavenger Hunt
Task #12 - An animated sequel
I have very little to say about this except for that from what i remember, this is slightly superior to the first one. The story has some feels, the animation looks great and there is some pretty impressive cinematography (if you can even say that about something completely digitally animated).
Its an animated action-blockbuster, and it doesnt try to be much more than that. And that i do applaud. I approximately feel the same about this movie that i do transformers. Its not particularly smart, but its fun, and it looks good. Its pretty empty entertainment.
Also, i need Lucy Liu to get her ass out of this voice-acting gig, and back into live action, i cannot remember the last time i saw her in a movie.
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