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Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda

Studio: DreamWorks Animation

Release Date: June 6 (also in IMAX

theaters)

Cast: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Michael

Clark Duncan, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, David

Cross, Seth Rogen

 

What’s a

goofy black and white Panda bear to do in a frolicking animated town called

“Valley of Peace,” except grub on homemade noodles and daydream of the coolest Kung

Fu moves around? Prepare for awesomeness, of course!

 

In the

hilarious comedy Kung Fu Panda starring

over the top crème puff, Jack Black as Po; his days of daydreaming about

martial arts more passionately than the Wu Tang Clan come to an abrupt end when

his family and friends are put in jeopardy.

 

A ruthless

tyrant and straight up snow leopard badass, Tai Lung, has escaped from an

underground fortress that’s been heavily guarded for years by Commander Vachir,

voiced by Michael Clarke Duncan. This bad mofo is dead set on getting his

inheritable right of ownership of the infamous Dragon scroll.

 

Supposedly,

this scroll has unlimited powers, which if put in the wrong hands could have

devastating effects. So what does any of this have to do with Po?

 

It’s the

plot that brings this family comedy to a head when Po is unexpectedly cast as a

master who will bring peace back to the valley. Thrust into a world he’s only

dreamed of, Po must now take the lead on bringing Tai Lung down; but first he

has to prove to the true Furious Five Kung Fu masters Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu), Crane (David Cross) and Monkey (Jackie Chan) that he belongs on this

fight.

 

After all,

they’ve trained with Master Shifu; a runt-looking red bear voiced by Dustin

Hoffman, for years and perfected the art of Kung Fu. Meanwhile, Po carries the

weight of a sumo wrestler and the appetite of starved Ethiopian. But

determination and perseverance prevail and Shifu takes a liking to Po, unlike

the Furious Five who take a bit longer to invite him into the fold.

 

Kung Fu Panda is plain and simply

a story for dreamers young and old, big and small. It teaches all audiences

that you can do it, only if you try. Of course the martial arts sequences and

brilliant comedic banter allow the audience to forget about the long tedious

work that truly goes into the practice of Martial Art.

 

The magnificent

colors, thrilling sounds, music and gorgeously breathtaking animation make this

a great movie for the family, especially the young ones that will laugh loudly

through the entire movie.

 

Other than

the scary villainous characters, the plot of redemption is lighthearted and poignant.

You and the kids will enjoy every high kick and side split.

 

Kung Fu

Panda Movie Trailer

 

This week the Kung Fu Panda game for Xbox, PS3, PS2Wii, Nintendo DS and PC dropped too! Check out the game trailer:

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