Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Review
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DreamWorks Animation is hoping that new movie release Kung Fu Panda 2 is the second in what will be five films in the franchise. Movie forums say that box office returns are going to be high, ensuring that there will be more “Kung Fu Panda”newmovies. This upcoming movie, unlike the previous one, is in 3D and features a deeper storyline. The earlier movie made $633 mil worldwide.
It seems that movies with villains must have a scarier and scarier villain with each new installment and Kung Fu Panda 2is no different. In this case, new villain is a Peacock who wants to wipe out kung fu and take over China.
Screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger have provided a storyline in which Kung Fu Panda is in search of his father. This makes Kung Fu Panda a little less irritating than in the previous movie as he’s more reflective and less manic.
It’s not like Kung Fu Panda has lost its punch. It just seems that DreamWorks Animation has decided to give the movie a little depth to make sure that it does well, something it hasn’t done in all of its franchises.
Po (Jack Black), Dragon Warrior, with the help of the Furious Five, Tigress, played by Angelina Jolie, Monkey, played by Jackie Chan, Mantis, played by Seth Rogen, and Crane, played by David Cross, is now looking for his real father. Gary Oldman, playing Shen, is attempting to take over China using his new weapon.
Shen now has to keep conquering territory to get more metal and Po finds that he is having flashbacks that explain his loss of his real father, which seems to be linked to events happening in the movie. There’s also a big battle with canons, battleships, and finally Po, finding his inner peace, in an impressive harbor.
This movie picture is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson who was head of story, action sequences supervisor, and dream sequence director on the first Kung Fu Panda. She’s good about putting in just the right of kid-pleasing silliness and the 3D movie moves right along.
All of the regulars in the series are back, including Dustin Hoffman playing an old guru and James Hong, who plays Po’s possible father.