Jan 31 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3 Quick Review!!

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The Dragon Warrior returns for one last round of high kicking, hard hitting action in Kung Fu Panda 3. Po meets his true father who is the leader of a hidden panda village that soon comes under attack from an old nemesis of Master Oogway who is bent of destroying the Jade Palace and taking over the Happy Valley. As with the previous films, the comedy and action go over the top. Jack Black once again delivers the outrageous, and at times outlandish, comedy as Po, the slacker panda destined for greatness. If you have seen any of the previous Kung Fu Panda, along with the subsequent series that aired for three seasons, then Po’s humor is not unfamiliar. The physical comedy of the Dragon Warrior is still entertaining to watch although this did seem to be a bit forced in a couple cases. Even so, there were a few laugh out loud moments that made up for it. The action is toned down since the focus is on Po and his newfound kin. However, Kung Fu Panda 3 does kick it into high gear with the stylish martial arts unique to the main cast of characters with an epic clash that involves Po unwittingly doing something awesome and saving the day. Panda 3 also brings a little more heart. Mr. Ping, Po’s adoptive father, and Li Chan, Po’s real father, both vie for his affection with Mr. Ping being placed on the back burner by the fun-loving Li Chan, whose own fears of losing his son again cause him to deceive Po. This real life scenario is easily relatable and the message of doing what’s important is conveyed wonderfully. Overall, the third installment of this beloved series is balanced enough to keep longtime fans entertained and kids giggling at the animal characters’ antics. Po and the Furious Five are back and ready to kick butt!