Kicking Butts Panda

Kung Fu Panda

What It Is About?
A kung fu-obsessed, steamed-dumplings and almond-cookie-devouring panda finds himself mistakenly chosen to be the "Dragon Warrior." It'll be his job to save his home from the unstoppable power and wrath of the vengeful tiger Tai Lung.

Animation, Comedy

PG for sequences of martial arts action

Running Time:
92 minutes

Enthusiastic, big and a little clumsy, Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around, …which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five--Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey--under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.

Bottom Line:
  • The kung fu actions seems familiar or have been seen before (Duh, like we care)

  • I never been quite a Jack Black's fan. Okay, although I like his character in The Holiday (when he's less funny), he always seems to be in the same character from movie to movie. Surprisingly, I love and want to hug him (my curious self wanted to know if I could reach both of my arms around his body) in this movie and I am not even gay. Thanks for being the cutest panda ever, seriously (compared to his bearded face) and I love the scene when he was trying to find foods to eat because "I love to eat when I am depressed" - how real is that? We love too Po!
  • All the miniature of the characters definitely will be sold out in an hour! (they already released a Kung Fu Panda's game for PlayStation 3 - check it out here)

Not Likely To Be In It:
Po ending up married with Tigeress (Angelina Jolie)

Grab your friends, brothers and sisters and go cramping the cinema now. That is an order!

Bluecrystaldude's Rating:

Other Reviews:

  • IMDB - 8.1/10
  • Moviefone - 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rotten Tomatoes - 86%
  • Cinematical - "cute, sweet, fun for kids, and amusing enough to keep grownups from growing restless or bored"
  • SmartCine - "This cute, furry and funny film is set to get all audiences crazy about a little more than the Panda dance and that is to "be your own hero". It is just full family entertainment"
  • - B+ "This one finally cracks the secret code: endearingly sweet, memorable characters and a distinct lack of sarcastic dialogue and pop-culture-fried one-liners that date a movie faster than someone yelling "Who let the dogs out!" Also? Major toy tie-in possibilities. This could be bigger than Cars. It's definitely better"
  • - 7/10 "a great summer film for the kids"
  • The A.V Club - A- "it stands out from the crowd of similar films with its lightning wit and whirlwind brio"
  • Entertainment - A- "lickety-split mad fun"
  • Washington - 5 out of 5 stars "it is not a documentary. It is, however, a really good time"