Saturday, 25 June 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2 Review (Updated)













Kung Fu Panda 2


Release Date: 23rd June 2011 - Australia


Production Companies 
DreamWorks Animation

Distribution
Paramount Pictures Australia


Genre: Animation/Family

Rating:
PG

Runtime:
90 minutes


Budget: $150,000,000

Box Office Gross: $665,692,281
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
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 new life of
awesomeness 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.


Voice Cast
Jack Black - Po
Angelina Jolie - Tigress
Gary Oldman - Lord Shen
Jackie Chan - Monkey
Seth Rogen - Mantis
Lucy Liu - Viper
David Cross - Crane
Dustin Hoffman - Master Shifu
James Hong - Mr. Ping
Michelle Yeoh - Soothsayer
Danny McBride - Wolf Boss
Dennis Haysbert - Master Storming Ox
Jean-Claude Van Damme - Master Croc
Victor Garber - Master Thundering Rhino

Crew
Director - Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Writers - Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger
Executive Producer/Creative Consultant - Guillermo del Toro
Producer - Melissa Cobb
Co-Producers - Jonathan Aibel,
Glenn Berger & Suzanne Buirgy
Production Designer - Raymond Zibach
Head of Character Animation - Dan Wagner
Character Designer - Nicolas Marlet
Animation Supervisors - Marek Kochout
& David Pate
Choreographer: Kung Fu - Rodolphe Guenoden
Film Editors - Maryann Brandon & Clare De Chenu
Music - John Powell & Hans Zimmer


Review
Not only is KUNG FU PANDA 2 more awesome and more funny than the first movie (click here), but it's also has a darker tone. Alongside Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen and others are the new additions of the voice cast that I praise such as Gary Oldman who did a fantastic job of voicing Lord Shen which is compared to Ian McShane's Tai Lung in the predecessor and I can't believe that all this time that I knew that the goose Mr Ping is not really Po's dad. I laughed at the scene where Po says "My fist hungers for justice", then his stomach growls "That was my fist". 

This was an exciting experience in 3D which delivers the fans an entertaining if not a more action-oriented sequel.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really good movie I can't wait to see it. I will be looking forward to seeing it next week.

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  2. it looks like a good movie according to this review and hopefully i will see it and post another comment

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