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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.
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.…
With its state-of-the-art animation, great use of slapstick humour & a fierce display of martial-arts action, Kung Fu Panda is one of the best films & certainly the funniest that DreamWorks Animation has brought on-screen in a long time. Hilarious as hell but also having a heartfelt message & inspiring moments, Kung Fu Panda benefits greatly from its distinct characters voiced by equally distinct actors, its tribute to Chinese kung-fu movies and a great blend of highly entertaining story with stunning visual humour. The clumsy panda simply manages to woo us all & win our hearts and Jack Black deserves all the appreciation for bringing this lovely character to life. Highly recommended.
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.…
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.
DreamWorks animation are coming along nicely, and may just get a whiff of Pixar's crown while the kings are on the decline, yet despite the appealing setting and vivid eyegasm animation, I was not overly invested here. The plot is generic and it doesn't try to do much to escape it's tired formula, but is slapsticky good fun for the most part. Is it just me or did this try to ride on the back of Kill Bill's success?
DreamWorks Whacky Animal Smirk ™
Still holds up. Old school Kung fu flick matched up with some beautiful visuals and Jack Black's silliness. Tons of fun.
Kung Fu Panda is Dreamworks at their best.
IMO: Nothing special. I can like Jack Black very much, but not here. The story is pretty generic and the animation is subpar. The kids like it and the parents can tolerate them watching it.
"He was so deadly, in fact, that his enemies would go blind from over-exposure to pure awesomeness!" ~Po
This film was amazing! (I never went blind, but it was still awesome)
I remember when this movie came out several years ago. I was like, "Pandas? Kung Fu? WHAT?!" I clearly thought this movie was going to be stupid. I have never been so wrong.
Kung Fu Panda is beautiful. The animation was something out of a dream. It was colourful, bright, happy, and just pleasing to the eye. I was immersed into a world full of amazing images. It was an experience I never want to forget.
Hans Zimmer, one of my favourite composers, created a musical score with John…
Prepare for awesomeness, like totally yeah!
DreamWorks has got the genre tribute down, and Kung Fu Panda is one early examples of this. Obese panda fanboy Po is oddly chosen to be the Dragon Warrior, ancient China's last hope against vengeful villain Tai Lung; hilarity ensues as the final battle approaches. The plot and inspirational believe in yourself lesson are familiar, this is a genre tribute so it's forgivable. Especially when the jokes, slapstick, and heartwarming ting-li-ness just making the film undeniably fun.
A great many of the character are compelling and enjoyable. With Jack Black and his outrageous personality being an excellent choice to voice Po, while others like Dustin Hoffman as trainer Master Shifu are equally interesting and…
A smart kids' movie
True to its inspiration,
With a soul of fun.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Spirited Away
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Toy Story
- The Incredibles
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…
- Spirited Away
- Toy Story
- The Iron Giant
Damn, I was hoping for an even 50, but sometimes it just doesn't work out, does it?
A big thank…