June 8th, 2011
The lovable yet ferocious panda is back in ‘Kung fu Panda 2’. Poe and the Furious Five are here to save China, and things get a little crazy!
This movie is so awesome. All the characters from the first movie are back, along with some new faces. The animation is phenomenal and Jack Black does an exceptional job as the voice of Poe!
My favorite character is Tigress, played by the brilliant Angelina Jolie, because you get to experience the softer side of Tigress.
All the battles in this film are amazing because they are not only action packed, but are also hilarious. This movie should be viewed by ages 5 and up because this movie is a lot more emotional and sad than the first film and there is a little bit more death.
Over all I give Kung fu Panda 2 two thumbs up!!
Reviewed by Raven Devanney, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
May 26th, 2011
The Kung Fu Panda is back with more adventure! This movie is an irresistible action comedy that’s pure fun. In case you have not watched the first Kung Fu Panda before, the protagonist Po, is a panda who transforms from noodle shop employee to kung fu master joining the Furious Seven (a group of heroes who fight villains.) In this sequel, Po finds himself conflicted with his past. He starts to question where he has come from, and why his father is a goose instead of the panda. He also has to defeat evil Lord Shen, a peacock who plans to use a secret weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Will Po be able to defeat Lord Shen even when conflicted with this past? You will have to watch this movie for yourself!
Watching this movie in 3D felt so life-like, especially the action scenes. There are so many action sequences and they all are very intense. My favorite sequence is the one where Po finds his inner peace because the movie is in slow motion and incorporates scenes of his past as well as scenes from Master Shifu’s technique of inner peace. The slow motion emphasized Po’s technique, and made the scene much more interesting. I also thought the humorous voice of Po, Jack Black, is perfect for his role as a lively and entertaining panda. The movie also has inspiring messages such as: look to the future instead of the past, and discover who you are. However, I did not think this movie was as good as the first one. I did not find the story as touching and upbeat. I also didn’t find the voices of the characters recognizable, except for Po and the Tigress’s voice. In addition, the colors of the movie were not very vibrant. They did not fit the comical mood of the movie so much.
Overall though, I think this is a great animated family comedy. I would recommend it to children ages 8 and up because younger kids might not be able to follow the storyline. You should definitely go see this if you are into adventure!
Gabriella Chu, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
May 26th, 2011
Hi everybody! Interested in seeing a great movie? Well, have I got one for you. I just finished watching Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3-D! I loved it! This movie has everything you could want; action, humor, and the importance of family.
The movie is about Po, the dragon warrior facing a new challenge. There is a bad guy named Shen wanting to take back a thrown that he thinks is rightfully his. Po must step in because he knows that Shen’s kingdom has something to do with his past and his mother.
My favorite character in the movie is Po. Po is awesome. He is so funny and he never gives up. He believes in Kung Fu and believes that it can help solve any problem. Po is played by Jack Black who is a great actor. He has played in a few other movies that I really like such as Gulliver’s Travels. He is pretty much really funny in all the movies I have seen him in.
I would recommend this movie for all ages. The bad parts in the movie aren’t enough to scare anyone away. The movie is more interesting and funny. It’s a great movie to watch as a family. Go see this movie when it premieres in theaters!
Anthony Aranda, age 8, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic