Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Critic Consensus: Kung Fu Panda has a familiar message, but the pleasing mix of humor, swift martial arts action, and colorful animation makes for winning Summer entertainment.
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as Tai Lung
as Mr. Ping
as Commander Vachir
as Gang Boss
as KG Shaw
as JR Shaw
as Awed Ninja
as Smitten Bunny
as Gong Pig/Grateful Bunny
as Pig Patron
as Rhino Guard
as Blind Gator
as Bunny Mom
as Pig Fan
as Bunny Fan No.1
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Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Panda
There's something about the look of Kung Fu Panda that is so novel and pleasing. Perhaps it's just that we haven't seen this vintage, Far East world in a computer-animated movie before.
The animation work is dazzling; it's lovingly detailed without being overdone (particularly the opening sequence, which is hand-drawn and looks like prints struck from ancient woodblocks).
As the credits roll, the film's many flaws come sharply into focus. But while it lasts, Kung-Fu Panda is something of a guilty treat.
Manages to entertain and dazzle, and parents won't beat themselves up for sitting through it, although what it teaches could fit on a fortune cookie.
Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Panda
If film is supposed to be entertaining there's no problem here as you'll find yourself drawn in one way or the other. For instance, this peppers along so well that your complaints are out the window and gone before they're even given voice, which is to say that it's pretty good considering it's the second sequel.
Outrageously entertaining! Jack Black, along with the rest of the voice cast, does an incredible job of making us believe that these animals are actually part of a kung fu team. I loved this movie from beginning to end. The witty humour, the hidden adult humour, the fight sequences, the visuals, and the storytelling, are all small elements that come together to make this movie one to remember. Dreamworks has definitely hit it's mark in super-stardom. I can praise this film all day long, but it's familiar story arcs and constant cliches do get tiresome. Overall, this film has everything you would want, but also everything you'd expect, which may or may not hurt the film for you. This film is so much fun to watch and I highly recommend it to people of all ages.
Funny and quite stylish, but entirely insubstantial, which is ok.
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