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Calebe S.S.’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
This is not as creative as Monsters, Inc., not as great at worldbuilding as the HTTYD trilogy, and surely not the best animated movie as Shark Tale. But still, when I was a stupid little boy, I always felt like this was somehow more unique than all the animated movies I saw at that age.
But even so, I never truly considered this a masterpiece like I considered other animated movies like Toy Story. But revisiting this movie nowadays, made me realize why I thought this movie was so unique to me as a kid.
As a kid, I never understood what Po meant when he said "There is no secret ingredient", and I just kept thinking that that might just have been a problem with the script. Maybe Jack Black was just so hungry that he didn't need a secret ingredient to make a good food, and so on and so forth. But now, after seeing it last year, I can now truly understand what Po meant to say by that. And only this line, completely changed my perspective of what animated movies could achieve.
And it's not just the story that it's unique, mind you. The animation, the soundtrack, the cinematography, the acting, all of that makes this movie so much more fantastic and so much more unique than I remember. And if someone asked me how many times could I rewatch this, I would say... dude, I could rewatch this all day, and never get bored, because it's cussing great.