Sunday, August 03, 2008
Kung Fu Panda - Late Movie Review
I actually saw this one a little earlier this summer, but never wrote a review of it. I would start by saying that I would not recommend taking a 2-3 year old to this unless they are OK with violence and scary tigers. My daughter freaked out at the opening scene and the scene of Tai Lung the Tiger breaks out of jail. But over that age, I think they would be fascinated with the opening scene and the breakout.
Jack Black plays Po, the panda who wants so bad to be a Kung Fu master. But he's just is a overweight, clumsy panda who works at his families noodle restaurant. He is obsessed with Kung Fu and the Furious Five who are Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. They have all been trained by Master Shifu. So one day Master Oogway sends for Master Shifu to tell him it's time to select the chosen one.
Po hears about the selection of the chosen one and makes his way up the mountain to the palace to see what's going on. He wants to be a Kung Fu expert, but his father wants him to take over the family business. Po gets there and is locked out.
After desperation sets in he tries to lights some fireworks off to get him in and it works only to land in the center of the ring and be chosen by Master Oogway as The One.
So goes the story, which you will have to go and see to know the rest. I will tell you that it was quite an enjoyable film to see and had it's funny moments. I did like this one and was looking forward to seeing it for a long time.
I would certainly recommend going to see this one, it was entertaining, not much on the violent side and was funny.
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5