Sunday, August 3, 2008


Title: Kung Fu Panda
Year: 2008
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Duration: 1 hr. 28 min.
Rating: PG for sequences of martial arts action.
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu
Director: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne
Producer: Melissa Cobb
Writer: Glenn Berger, Jonathan Aibel
Distributor: DreamWorks Animation

Photos about Kung Fu Panda

I urge anyone with a sense of humour and an enjoyment of quality action movies to check out this very entertaining picture. Don't let the bland trailers fool you: this movie rocks and is packed with loads of fun, fantastic action sequences, an underdog story that Rocky fans can be proud of, and some of the most gorgeous scenery that has ever graced an animated feature. The voice talent is star-studded, but never overpowering.

The greatest accomplishment of Kung Fu Panda is not its blistering and inventive action sequences, but that it manages to make you care about these entirely fictitious animated critters, as it draws you into a kickass martial arts epic that pays homage to the genre's history.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Caught a screening of "The Panda" and all I can say is wow! I took my 6 year old daughter, who has the attention span of a 6 year old, and she wants to see it again. So do I!
Jack Black is not only half of the greatest band in the world, he is also a fine voice actor.
His flawed character, Po the Panda is very refreshing. So is this film. After having to sit through the boring "Over the Hedge" and the last two "Shrek" messes, I really appreciated an animated feature form Dreamworks that didn't have too many celeb voices all competing for screen time. This is Jack Black's movie.
He has 75% of the lines in the script and that is not a bad thing.
Don't just drop the kids off to see Kung Fu Panda. Go with them. I think it's one of those rare movies like The Incredibles and Finding Nemo that adults can enjoy as much as the kids.