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Kung Fu Panda 2
Prepare for the Year of Awesomeness!
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.
In terms of storytelling quality, this is basically what The Matrix Reloaded should have been...
A sombre tale of identity and abandonment. Yes, I am talking about Kung Fu Panda 2.
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…
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…
This is how you do a freakin sequel to one of my favorite animated films!!!
Give Po more emotional depth??? Check.
Reveal the reason why his dad is a goose??? Check check check!
Develop a strong relationship with Tigress??? Yes.
Completely outdoing itself with jaw-dropping animation??? Yes yes yes!!!
Have Gary Oldman voice a sadistic peacock who, even with a sense of humor, is one you wouldn't want to mess around with??? Heck yes!!!
All while continuing what made the original Kung Fu Panda awesome to begin with, comedy and all, and this time, directed by a female. Man do we need more female directors, cause this film rocked!!! It clearly surpassed the original film; bold, ambitious, darker, funny, emotionally…
One of the best sequels ever! It improves what was already a very good movie, widens the scope of the universe and isn’t afraid to incorporate some seriously dark topics, but without forgetting that it’s supposed to be a comedy for the whole family. In that regard I would say that the final moment is the most satisfying cop out in history.
A big step backward
From the original film,
But still worth your time.
IM SO HAPPY WE'RE FINALLY GETTING THE SEQUEL
Totally entertaining and fast paced action / kug fu / comedy animation. Great voice actors! At least as fun as the first one.
the return of panda was more intersting than first part
Has its moments but nothing special
The humor may be too forced and Kung Fu Panda 2 might not flow as smoothly as the first film, but the beautiful animation makes up for it.
I really enjoyed. It's a bit darker than the first one and had a neat twist for an ending
Just as good as the first one. Maybe even a little bit better. The second installment in this solid series offers up the same kinetic thrills while adding some extra layers of depth and a more mature minded thematic element. These movies just speak to the martial arts fan inside me and I hope they inspire younger viewers to explore the genre later on. Hopefully they do a third installment!
Draft note: Trying to get the best top 100 possible, then leave it at that
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