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. —Official Site
Remember when children's films were timeless, sincere and dealt with such heavy subject matter as genocide, vengeance and even loss? "Kung Fu Panda 2" does. The perfect example of a film that adults can enjoy and relate to right along with their kids. Seamless character development, a good amount of humor and beautiful artwork reminiscent of "The Thief And The Cobbler" and "The Secret Of Kells" make this a classic.
I am very glad that this film wasn't made purely for financial gain. You can tell a lot of heart went into making this film. But I still feel it's a bit on the forgettable side. Seeing a non-hero type rise unexpectedly to a hero's challenge like in the first film is just more entertaining than an already established hero doing what you would expect from him.
Of course there'll be another roundup on The Tree of Life. But first, let's give a little breathing room to some of the other films opening
I remember seeing Kung Fu Panda a couple years back when I still worked with kids in an after school program. Apart from a solid voice cast and the fact the words “kung” & “fu” were in the title… read review