Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review: This third installment of the DreamWorks series is just as good as the first; Skadoosh is what comes to mind as this movie blew me away!!!! Which is hard to believe but also hard to accomplish, as very few animated movies have been able to pull off. I believe the only other animated one has been the Toy Story series from Pixar.
Now, this Kung Fu Panda 3 movie is in 3-D and might I say, WOW! The use of 3-D is high quality, creative and eye-catching.
It starts off with Po (Jack Black) the Dragon Worrier always having a new adventure which he is never ready nor wanting to due. He gets thrown into it and as we all know, he fails miserably at it. So he heads to his loving dad Mr. Ping (James Hong) for help and that’s where he meets someone just like him, a Panda. Confused on why they look alike Po hopes this stranger Ki (Bryan Cranston) finds the Son that he had lost years ago and the Panda stranger hopes Po finds his dad… And that’s when the movie takes off.
You also not only get to see our favorite Tortoise Master Oogway (Randal Duk Kim) again, but we are told of how he became a Master, to how he learned Chi. In the wake of all this you are introduced to an Ox/bull Villain – Kai (J.K Simmons) who sets out to rid all the Kung Fu masters/students to include Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman)
Kung Fu Panda 3 has all the elements to make for a great flick; funny, sad, motivational (to a point), and heart. And since we already have a loving connection with the furious 5 (Angelina Jolie, Lucy Lou, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen and David Cross) we actually get to know his dad or dads a lot more. The movie focuses on the love a parent has for their child, whether it’s a biological or adopted one.
The ensemble of characters as always is superb. You and your kids will love it as its quite entertaining and the fight scenes are great; you’ll catch yourselves moving to avoiding a few punches to the face from the 3-D effects. I don’t have any real negative thoughts about this flick as I did find it outstanding and engaging, but if I did have to criticize I would say I did miss seeing the Dragon Warrior alongside the furious 5 getting into their shenanigans together. But even with that said, it really wasn’t missed as we get to meet a ton of new characters along with creditable cast who lend their voices.
Overall this is one fine addition to the sage as returning director Jennifer Yuh partners with Alessandro Carloni and pulled out this magnificent part 3 movie of a Kung Fu fighting Panda.
Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review
|Director:||Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh|
|Release Date:||January 29, 2016|