Sound Off: DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda 2'- Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
May 27, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? DreamWorks Animation surprised us all in the summer of 2008 with a movie called Kung Fu Panda, starring Jack Black as the voice of a loveable panda named Po. Now they're back with a sequel, simply titled Kung Fu Panda 2 despite teasing names like Kaboom of Doom, introducing the villain Lord Shen, voiced by Gary Oldman. How is this sequel? Does it live up to the original or is it back to basics with DreamWorks? Are the visuals awesome and does it have a good story to go along with them? If you've seen it, leave a comment and tell us what you thought of Kung Fu Panda 2.
To fuel the fire, I was again surprised and impressed by Kung Fu Panda 2, just like I was with the first one. It was a bit slow at the start, mostly because it seemed like more of the same, epic fight sequences being shown in 3D, watching the Furious Five (+1) work together. It was fun at first, but it wasn't until the third act, with the story involving Po's father and all the other Panda's and how it played out to the big fight on the ships and the scene at the end with the cannonballs - awesome. They got me again - emotionally with the story, awesomely with the visuals, it kicked ass. Though it's not without flaws and mostly is more of the same, I really enjoyed Kung Fu Panda 2 and definitely suggest seeing it if you also enjoyed the first movie.
What did you think of Kung Fu Panda 2? Another awesome sequel or boring animated mess? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!