Jun 14, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011
Director: Jennifer Yuh
Cast:(voices): Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan

Stage: Home theatre, late night entertainment

Preps: Seeing absolutely adorable Kung Fu Panda part 1, I need to see this. As I am not a perticular fan of sequels, therefore I am never truly convinced I want or need to see it. In this case, this really wasn't an option, definitely needed to see this.

Panda in short: From the studio that brought you "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda." Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's awesome new life is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Reality: A minor dissappointment, as the story isn't as good and convincing as in the first part. But I should have known this, as it is predictable. The story, plot and surrounding. We learn a bit about the background of Po - the childhood nightmare and how he landed in the hands of his so called father. However, this side story has much to conquer and the director didn't make the most of it. I like the idea that it isn't your flesh and blood you should love or appreciate unconditionally. It's the person that raises you that deserves this and he/she doesn't even need to be your relative. As in this case, obviously.

The idea, that can be easily transmitted in the real life nowadays. From my perspective, you can love some of your friends much more than given relatives, and you don't necessarily need to feel bad about it, it's just life fact and so to speak, reality. Po's turnover on the seeking of his origin, who he really is, turns out to be the seek to the love of his "father". And no expectations, dissappointments about the life as it turned out for him.

The animated movie has its downfalls, obviously. The passages between the actions, delivered by the notorious (famous) five warriors, with the peacock giving out his vicious plans, are simply boring and hard to take in (or to relate with). The time of the movie, when you go and grab some snacks or are very grateful to have some at the movies. The same goes for the great plan to destroy China with a tool that breathes fire. And on the other side, the battle in the end, is something you need to breathe at, so good and true. Of course, good versus evil in an animated piece always ends predicteably - of course Po is the winner of the day and all the rabbits in China are playing tambourine again.

My personal rating: 5,0 (some truly amusing scenes, on the other hand, boresome inputs on some passages).

Kung Fu on IMDB

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