Kung Fu Panda (2008)


Movie Review

Directed by: John Wayne Stevenson and Mark Osborne

Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Ian McShane, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, David Cross, and Randall Duk Kim

The Valley of Peace in ancient China is endangered by the return of Tai Lung (Ian McShane), an evil snow leopard trained in Kung Fu by Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman).  Usually, a group of Kung Fu masters known as the Furious Five—Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Viper (Lucy Liu), Crane (David Cross), and Mantis (Seth Rogen)—would be enough to protect the valley, but Tai Lung was extremely dangerous, and Grand Master Oogway (Randall Duk Kim) believes that only the mythical Dragon Warrior can defeat the deadly Tai Lung.  The only problem is that neither Grand Master Oogway nor Master Shifu actually knows who the Dragon Warrior is.  They decide to hold a contest to find him.  Po (Jack Black), a clumsy panda and kung fu fan, is an unlikely choice to be the Dragon Warrior, but he’s the only hope for maintaining peace in the valley.

Kung Fu Panda is one of the most unique animated films to ever grace the big screen.  It’s an animated action comedy with some of the greatest action and comedy stars of our time.  There are plenty of laughs and tons of action in this great animated film.  With the likes of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, and Seth Rogen, you’re guaranteed to have loads of fun.  Have a few wine coolers with Kung Fu Panda because it fairs pretty well on the Sobriety Test.  It gets a 0.03% rating.



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