My answer to this question is that it does indeed shine on its own. However, the peaceful air is soon disturbed by a pack of wolf soldiers and an action fight sequence soon starts that puts most action movies to shame. I found a big improvement was that they toned down all the things that made the first movie irritating: over-the-top Jack Black antics, overused slow-mo effects, and dialogue silliness. Whether it be fast flying punches, sad flashbacks, or the findings of inner peace and the acceptance of the past the music catches all of these emotions in a brilliant combination of strings, percussions, and other orchestra instruments to make you feel like you are in the movie. The first movie was a fun kids movie that had a lot of catchy one liner phrases, a few kick butt actions scenes, a lot of situational comedy, and a story that was about working hard and finding your inner strength. Kung Fu Panda tells the story of Po, a panda who works in a Chinese noodle shop with his father, who is very proud of his son to follow the legacy of his ancestor, delivering noodles. I don't really bash 3D though.
The po who is a big bear is supposed to rescue the valley from the enemies who is supposed to rescue the valley. I went to see the midnight premiere, and boy was I not disappointed! The missions pose a considerable challenge and the the techniques change in every new situation. One of the things I really liked was seeing Po and Tigress become close friends, whereas in the first film she couldn't stand to be around him. Considering DreamWorks' almost flawless track record with sequels, I couldn't wait to see Kung Fu Panda 2. Perhaps a third thing one might not like is how long it takes to finish off the final battle.
I won't say any more in fear of spoiling the story, but be prepared for a powerful emotional experience. Remember Megamind, It feels like you were flying in every flying sequences. As the wolves retreat Po, along with the fearsome five, set out to defeat Shen and find inner peace. He lives with his friends Shifu and the Furious five in Peace Valley. Let me preface by saying I was rather unimpressed with the first Kung Fu Panda.
Overall Kung Fu Panda 2 is a sequel that is a must see, especially for kids and fans of the series. It was amusing and had some heart, but all-in-all was pretty expected. Action game based on the new animated film from Dreamworks adventure that chronicles the adventures of a panda named Po, the laziest animal that lives in the Valley of Peace. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? The story starts out with a background story about the villain Shen Gary Oldman and his lust for power to rule over China, eliminating any forces that try to stand in his way. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. Now when I got a chance to see a preview of Kung Fu Panda 2, I was rather indifferent to seeing DreamWorks trying to pump out a mediocre sequel and a new franchise.
As entertaining and well-choreographed as it was, it didn't pass my bar for mediocre DreamWorks animated movies. Storyline: When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. Additionally, you can play with other friends in a cooperative mode or fight against them to be the best Kung Fu warrior. It is a very adventurous game. Jean-Claude Van Damme is awesome even though his scenes were few. As a final note, maybe it's because of my eyesight with a weaker left eye, I barely noticed the 3D at all.
Unfortunately, Po is not happy with his current life, and taking advantage of the Dragon Warrior appointment that will bring peace to the valley of a misfortune that is about to occur is held, he decides to go to them to learn their special abilities, with such misfortune to stay off campus for being late. The camera work is smooth and not really jumpy and allows one to see what's going in almost every scene. The story, or should I say stories, are detailed enough to provide character development that older audiences will like, but at the same time is catchy, simple, and fun enough to allow younger audience members to get a gist of what's going on. I hope that you enjoy this movie as much I did. Even if you haven't seen the first one yet, which was the case with my cousin, one will be able to find some part of this movie to enjoy.
Po isn't as much of a gastro-kung-fu fighter and fanboi from the first movie but has grown in his personality; he's less the Jack Black as a panda and more of a character that stands on it's own. You have to guide Po and the rest of the characters through 13 levels, where they will learn new abilities and incredible martial techniques. With that said, her character was nicely developed; I would have liked to see more of that in the rest of the Five. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. This is the 2nd part of Kung Fu Panda Series. Overall, this film was excellent.
All of these aspects are brought together by Jack Black's voice work as he finds a way to bring a juvenile tone to the comedy, while still sounding wise and honorable during the serious scenes. . It's all kick butt action. The comedic styles of Po can get a little stale at times, especially hearing the word hard core about ten times. As Po learns that he is adopted, he struggles to find out about his past and the strange symbol from his nightmares. Not long after the introduction, Po and the gang come back into the picture before Po is called to Master Shifu Dustin Hoffman to learn about finding inner peace. I can't wait to see it again; I hear there may be plans for a third movie.
Lord Shen, an albino peacock banished by his parents many years ago, has returned with a technology capable of ending kung fu and conquering China. Fast Moving Action that it's fun to see it even if it's in 2D. I like it how they improved the editing. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. What really brings all of these strengths together though is the camera and musical works that add that finishing touch to the movie.