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Kung Fu Panda
Prepare for awesomeness.
When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- to give it a try.
Kung Fu Panda is a breath-takingly animated film that is at once a loving homage to a variety of martial-art film moments and a tender look at a relationship in a single parent household between a father (James Hong) and son (Jack Black as the title panda). Character design, voice talent and action pieces are vibrant and supremely executed. I can't stress enough how fantastic the voice cast is.
There are few animated features that can match K.F.P. for wit, humor and creativity. The panda, Po, states in the opening that there is no charge for awesomeness and attractiveness. I paid $8 to see it in the theatre, and $15 for the blu-ray. Your false claim aside, it was well worth it Po.
"We often meet our destiny on the road we take to avoid it."
My favorite Dreamworks film. Intelligent message about secret ingredients and dragon scrolls and their relation to the misleading psychoanalytics of identity and desire.
Who doesn't like pandas? Especially when they're voiced by Jack Black. He fits the title role perfectly. While it may be aimed a younger audience I could appreciate the plot and its underlying lessons. Animations can have a deeper meaning with a proper script. I had a lot of fun watching this even though it was pretty predictable.
Casting was key here and while the performances were memorable we remember the characters instead of the actors. Honestly, my expectations were pretty low because it was an animation for a much younger audience. I watched The Exorcist when I was 12 so age shouldn't matter now. Soundtrack is usually overlooked, but the music flowed well with the narrative and its themes.…
I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE.
KUNG FU PANDA IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FILM FRANCHISES EVER, AND I DONT CARE WHO KNOWS IT.
JOIN ME IN THE AWESOMENESS. LET'S FIND OUT THE SECRET INGREDIENT TOGETHER.
Great action, well written characters and good animation, make this love letter to martial arts films a joy to watch
Such a love of martial arts and kung fu on display in this visually stunning film by Dreamworks.
Taking four years to make, you can see the love that went into every pixel on screen. Jack Black's panda Po, should be obnoxious, annoying and unbearable (similar to Jack Black in a lot of roles), but there is so much love in his big Panda heart, he's the ultimate fanboy, and you can't help love him for it. We can all empathise with his plight - wanting to please your family, but pining for your own life as well. And when they life is thrust upon you, it's easy to run and hide but it's much harder to stay and fight.…
This was pretty much the moment when Dreamworks Animation grew up and abandoned their 50-gags-per-minute-with-at-least-17-being-popculture-references approach to tell good stories.
I love that this movie is not just about Po’s journey to become the greatest fighter (or at least some kind of fighter) ever, but also about how Shifu becomes a better person. And of course it has seriously cool action scenes.
That’s actually another fat bonus point: It plays like a real action movie. Okay, unfortunately the final fight is a little bit more jokey than it should, but it doesn’t really ruin anything.
Jack Black plays Po, a cook who wants to learn the ways of Kung Fu and by a miracle is able to learn from one of the greatest masters in China. Highly recommended.
I'd be happy to watch a panda do kung fu in an ancient China setting any day, but Dreamworks' beautiful animation makes things even better.
Film #15 of the "Scavenger Hunt 3" Challenge!
Task #3: "A Martial Arts Film!"
It's kind of fun but there's nothing really special about it, it's the same old story I've seen before a hundred times, it's well made but still it's somewhat pointless, there are some funny moments but the main character is simply not likeable, at least it wasn't for me, and I know he's a fucking panda, I fucking love pandas, I know he suffered bullying and shit, but I can't help but think there was no real feelings attached to it whatsoever, just some cheap emotion on a manufaturated script made to sell out at the box office.
It's a fun tho cliched Americanized version of a Kung Fu story. Surprisingly fun with a bunch of big names attached to it. Most of the voice actors get little to do and seem like they were used as a gimmicky selling point much like the actors in the Expendables films. Turn your brain off, ignore the heavy handed messages and enjoy.
The rare DreamWorks Animation movie with nary an ounce of pandering or laziness. It works on every level.
A movie that could easily be a cash grab Kung Fu Panda goes beyond limits and is a better movie than it should be.
My favorite character was Michael Clarke Duncan. Odd how that always seems to be the case in every movie he was in.
Una película divertida, inspiradora y que mantiene el ritmo. Un acierto la transición de nuestro panda de un vendedor de sopas a convertirse en el guerrero elejido para salvar la aldea. Para rescatar como al inicio es desechado por su condición y luego esta debilidad se convierte en el terrero para fortalecer su kung fu. También, muestra como no existen cosas secretas que te hacen diferente, es la capacidad de creer que eres el elegido. Finalmente, la película no muestra como la competencia nobles lo único para convertirse en el guerrero dragón, es necesario tener la pasión y la ética clara.
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