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.…
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.
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.…
Great action, well written characters and good animation, make this love letter to martial arts films a joy to watch
Some terrific Kung Fu action very fun and inventive with a hilarious and great hero. In a word Awesome!
The casting is great! The different personalities, the scenery and the plot is all very detailed and well done. And it's funny.
Dreamworks Animation's best film IMO, Kung Fu Panda has a simple story but it's well told, with great vocal performances as well as some dazzling visuals. The only thing that bugged me this time was the lack of depth within the Furious Five. Sure Tigress gets her five minute backstory but where's everyone else's? A standalone cricket movie would be aces I think.
It's funny and original and it has nicely developed characters and good action sequences, but it's short in emotion and depth.
Much funnier than I expected, and at the time became my favorite animated movie of 2008. With hilariously quotable dialogue up the yin-yang (Ha. Ha.), a bevy of fun characters and beautifully animated Kung Fu action sequences, I actually preferred this to 2008's more revered animated darling Wall-E. Jack Black brings a bouncy blockheadedness to the titular portly ursus whose energy (using the term loosely) keeps the many great one-liners and visual gags striking as fast and furiously funny as the action. The all-star voice cast supporting Black is also second to none, with my personal favorite being Dustin Hoffman's Kung Fu Master and Seth Rogen as Mantis. The film doesn't have quite the emotional depth of Wall-E, perhaps, but it's a tad more entertaining overall.
The first time I actually looked around and was like, 'I am surrounded by people who are 2.7 years younger than me and I am starting to feel like the grouchy adult.'
This is probably my favorite kids film.
Just doesn't get old.. can't wait for the third.
Outrageous good fun.
I watched Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2 this weekend. And on one level Kung Fu Panda 3 comes out in 2015 (yay). And on another level, these movies still hold up.
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