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Kung Fu Panda 2
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Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warior, 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.
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…
A sombre tale of identity and abandonment. Yes, I am talking about Kung Fu Panda 2.
Being a panda myself, abandoned as a baby and brought up by a Chinese goose, this film really moved me.
The thought of Dreamworks animation department and Jack Black teaming together was the stuff of nightmares for me yet the original Kung Fu Panda ended up being one of the big surprises of 2008. Sure, it wasn't perfect by any means but it had good characters, great action and, up to that point, was easily the best thing the studio had produced (now usurped by the brilliant How to Train Your Dragon). For once I was looking forward to a Dreamworks sequel, the world created certainly had enough potential for new stories and in a summer of potentially lacklustre animated features (as typified by the flat out bad, Cars 2) this is the sort of thing we needed and I…
The second Kung Fu Panda is a marvel for wanting you to immediately contact your parents and have a chat. It finally deals with the elephant, er, or Panda in the room about Po's dad not being a goose. All the same cast return and Gary Oldman puts in a devilish performance as the bad guy.
Similarly to Madagascar 2 it's equally as good as the original - let's just hope the next one isn't a complete plop like Madagascar 3.
There's only one word to describe Kung Fu Panda, and that word is AWESOME. In an industry filled with unoriginal and formulaic animation films, this franchise brings us refreshment, enjoyment and... uh... AWESOMENESS!
This sequel, while being a sequel, somehow still manages to feel fresh and original. Beautifully animated and filled with superb voice-acting, immersive action sequences and funny moments, Kung Fu Panda 2's story has a great moral to it and is fun entertainment for both the kids and grown ups.
Very highly recommended.
There's nothing particularly surprising about this one --- Po and his buddies must defeat the new threat posed by Gary Oldman's psychotic albino peacock, and learn something about themselves along the way --- but there's nothing particularly wrong with it either. It's bright, bouncy fun, with a bit of emotional heft when it needs it. And when we see Po as a baby panda in a flashback, it's too damn cute to be believed.
While not as captivating as its predecessor, Kung Fu Panda 2 is still an enjoyable animation for people of all ages.
it's so much better than the first it's insane
Nice different Animation styles but Dreamworks always puts up this corny shit
A brilliantly entertaining improvement over the first movie which wasn't really all that great.
Where do I begin? For starters, I have to say that Kung Fu Panda 2 (formerly called "The Kaboom of Doom") outdid its predecessor in every way, in my opinion, except for maybe laughs. And that's saying a mouthful because I love the first film. Kung Fu Panda is one of my favorite animated films, so I was very eagerly awaiting this one's release. I can honestly say I don't mind the lack of big laughs one bit. I never really found the first very funny either. Its humor cater has always catered more to a demographic that's quite a few years behind me anyway. That being said, I still do laugh a few times whenever I pop the first…
Loved it but I wish they had a memorable quote like they had with that Master Turtle in the first movie.
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."
I'm writing this review more than a month after having watched the movie and, while I remembering enjoying the experience, I can barely recall anything that happened. The strangest thing is that while I was watching Kung Fu Panda 2, I distinctly remember not being able to recall what happened in the first Kung Fu Panda film either. And yet I enjoyed that, too.
Or at least I think I did.
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