Wednesday, June 1

Dreamworks' Kung Fu Panda Review: Bring Home the First Tale of Awesomeness

Dreamworks first released Kung Fu Panda back in 2008 and since then it won the hearts of many kids and "kids at heart" alike. It is no wonder that Dreamworks made a sequel of equal (if not greater) caliber. Let's take a look back on Kung Panda.




Kung Fu Panda, set on a fictional ancient China where arthromorphic animals lived follows the story of a very unlikely protagonist named Po, a panda. Po, voiced by Jack Black dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master himself just like his idols, the Furious Five: Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Tigress (Angelina Jolie), and Viper (Lucy Liu). The furious five protects the Valley of Peace using Kung Fu with the help of their Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). Po was ecstatic to hear that a tournament amongst the Furious Five will be held to see who is rightful to received the dragon scroll - a scroll of limitless power and become the legendary Dragon Warrior. Po eventually got the chance to witnss the coronation but he has to be a sell noodles while he is at it. Po's father is a goose named Mr. Ping voiced by James Hong. Po wasn't able to enter the arena because but eventually found a way to do so. The unlikely panda was accidentally chosen to be the Dragon Warrior by the elderly tortoise Master Oogway which shocked everyone, even Po himself... But is it really an accident?

Kung Fu Panda is an animated 3-D family film that mixes various movie genre in all the right way. Some animated films makes are just catered for kids, but Kung Fu Panda is different. Adults alike will find it very entertaining, an actually good film for the entire family. If you missed out the opportunity to see the first Kung Fu Panda or curious about this great animated film series from Dreamworks, then why not bring home the awesomeness with Kung Fu Panda and See how the clumsy overweight panda became the "dragon warrior". The journey to awesomeness is already enough but it doesn't stop there as additional features are available on DVD.