Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.…
What are you gonna do, big guy? Sit on me?
Don't tempt me.
Compared to Pixar's luscious filmography, the lineup in Dreamworks Animation's history has been less than great to me. Whereas Pixar films display a unique sense of ingenuity, Dreamworks tends to cater to the younger audiences, leaving out the adults with unrelentingly juvenile humor and base story lines. It's not necessarily bad, but I always find myself preferring Pixar films over Dreamworks. Take the two studios' most recent releases as examples. While Home really failed to strike any real sense of success with audiences, Pixar's Inside Out has proven to be a massive success and a true return to form for the studio that had been slumping for…
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
Still a pleasant surprise. Part 2 is better, though.
Stupidest movie ever.
Lively and mentally undemanding DreamWorks fare, with some decent fight scenes.
For such a big fan of the Furious Five, Po sure shuts them out of doing anything in this movie.
Jack Black as a fat kung fu panda? YES please!
i love how silly po is. also, those noodles look so good.
On Episode 36, the Super Action Bros travel to ancient cartoon animal China to watch some awesome fighting action. Novembermation Week 3!
Finally got around to finishing this one and I was pleased. I am interested to see what the second and third are like.
I caught the end of this film while channel flipping and it stopped me right in my tracks because I just had to watch. Despite being released back in 2008 Kung Fu Panda remains one of the most original and watchable animated movies I've seen. Not only is it fantastically crafted with its detailed animation and perfect voice casting, but it's underlying tone and message are A+ material.
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