Sound Off: Kung Fu Panda - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 6, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? We've hit the time of the year where the big studios all debut their family features. From DreamWorks this year it's Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda, an animated adventure about an unlikely hero. Thankfully they've finished up with the Shrek series and have moved on to something new. Like every year with the big animated features, there's always a lot of speculation. Has DreamWorks finally found the right mix of ingredients? How awesome were the kung fu fight scenes? Was Jack Black too much? Is this another DreamWorks failure that lacks any style or subsistence? Or was this the first great feature film to hit theaters this year? Sound off with your thoughts below!
To fuel the fire, I will definitely say I loved Kung Fu Panda! I don't know how anyone could go in and watch this and not be thoroughly entertained by every last minute of it. Jack Black was perfect, the comedy was great, and the fight scenes were incredible! Ken nailed it with his review and I completely agree with him on all aspects. This really was one of the most fun and entertaining films I've seen all year. I can't really compare it to Indiana Jones or Iron Man, because those movies are on such different levels, but it's the closest DreamWorks has ever come to achieving Pixar brilliance. I used to hate DreamWorks, but with Kung Fu Panda they've finally made their first phenomenal film.
What did you think of Kung Fu Panda? The best DreamWorks animated movie yet?