Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2

90 percent for this film
This movie is better than the original in my opinion. The movie is a little bit darker because one of the producer is Guillermo Del Toro,but it still is has a excellent movie for all the ages as well.

A long time ago, Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) was a heir for a clan of peacocks which his parents were part of the clan that will rule Gongmen City.  A fortune teller who is goat and name was Soothsayer (Michelle Yeoh) told Lord Shen that a warrior who is a panda will defeat him. Lord Shen destroyed must of the pandas and Po is one of the survivors of this panda attack that killed his mom. Years later, Po (Jack Black) and the five kung fu characters will have to stop Lord Shen from stopping the powerful weapon that will destroy people lives and the kung fu tradition. The five characters who help Po in the first movie are Master Tigeress (Angelina Jolie), Master Monkey (Jackie Chan) , Master Mantis (Seth Rogen), Master Viper (Lucy Liu), and Master Crane (David Cross). They still help out Po in this movie.

The plot was a tad familiar of the first movie. I think the part of the plot that  is tad familiar is the hero is the unexpected person to defeat the bad guy. At least the plot was more unique than usual sequels like Hangover Part II (even if I didn't see it). The story was inspiring and different than most family sequels out there.
The screenplay was great. The screenplay helped us understand the five kung fu characters, even more than Kung Fu Panda in my opinion. We get to learn more about Tigress life as kung fu hero. We get to learn more about who Po's parents were and how was he adopted in the city far away.

 The animation of the movie is breathtaking just like in Kung Fu Panda. When you see the part when they were telling about the Lord Shen being defeated by a panda, you'll be speechless from the animation itself. There more part of the animation that are breathtaking, but I can't tell you all the breathtaking animation in the movie itself unless you see the movie itself.

 The acting from the entire cast was good. The best acting in the movie is Gary Oldman as Lord Shen. Gary Oldman made this character into a dark and mean peacock that will not stop for kingdom and be vicious as possible. His performance was the best thing out the movie in the acting section of the movie. The other acting was good, but I cannot praise the actors or actress for their acting besides Gary Oldman.

This movie was very likable and it is a great movie for all ages, but it better than the first movie which is a very rare thing to do in the business of Hollywood. It has some dark area in the film, but it is still enjoyable for the younger kids to the grownups you know really well.

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