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Movie review: Kung Fu Panda 2 (3D)

Promising a great 3D experience, this animated flick comes out as a real stress buster!

By Jyotsna Kumar

Just recently what humans couldn’t achieve, this cute, giant, animated Panda did-  providing pure, rock solid wholesome entertainment for the entire family, Kung Fu Panda 2 is a delight to watch and this animated flick sure promises a great 3D experience.

The greatest quality of this film is its simplicity. No matter what your age is, you’ll definitely like to travel into the craziest, mayhem, melodramatic world of the cutest, cuddliest, chubbiest Panda. This oversized Panda is almost like a stuff toy that you want to take home and keep right next to your bed side. Kung Fu Panda 2 doesn’t bore you at any level, but is it better than the first one? Well that doesn’t really matter as both entertain you in their own right. However, in this squeal Po’s character gets a new dimension- an emotional and a profound one.

Po’s (Jack Black) nemesis, Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) is a power-hungry cuss who wants to rein China. But Po oops! Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) has different plans. He sets Po, the Dragon warrior out to free China from Shen. Sounds like heavy duty but it’s not. Thanks to Po and his furious gang of five- Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu) and Crane (David Cross) who creates  inexplicable, whirlpool of events that turns the entire scheme of serious business into serious LAUGH riot, and add to this hubbub are some super smooth graphics, visual effects, and 3D effects. The prologue narration that takes us to the Shen’s back story and the recurring nightmare’s of Po treat us to the magnificent visual appeal with those exquisite and intricate cut-outs. It’s the sheer beauty of the artist that makes even Shen (The White Peacock) so lovable. And how can you forget those cute big, black eyes, and constant naughty grins on Po’s face.

Voice over artists has done their job to perfection. Their delivery was crisp and evokes no overtly, dramatic, theatrical antics of any stereotypes. This animated flick is indeed a job well done by Jennifer Yuh (the director) and his entire team. So go on, grab a bucket of popcorn, cold-drinks with your friends and family, put on your 3D glasses and let the fun take-over you! And if you have seen it once go watch it again because you can’t get enough of it!

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  • agirl- 10 years ago

    I am going to see this film today with my sister-in-law and her two little ones. I can't wait. As a forty something woman, this brings out an inner child in me in such a pure and delightful way!