A visual treat and the humour gives some genuine laughter but with the scenarios, plot, scenes, and character types that we've all seen before. Nothing new. It's a fairly decent family film but personally I found it a bit too common and wasn't that engaging. It lacks some of the charm of the first one.
Sequel to the 2008 hit that showed that Dreamworks could do an animated film that didn't rely on smarmy pop culture references, is that rarest of sequels that actually does its predecessor one better. Delves deeper into Po's past for a more emotional, character driven narrative. Darker, more emotional, and often disarmingly beautiful, this is one sequel that gets it right.
A vast improvement on the original, this film checks a box rarely seen today: It's an animated film directed solely by a woman. It also ups the ante visually, with 2D flashbacks, inventive chases, & exciting fights that are fun & thrilling. A simple explanation of it all may be Guillermo del Toro's involvement, but the entire team on this delivered!