Thursday, May 26, 2011



It goes to state the obvious that the first KUNG FU PANDA was a super duper rollicking blockbuster hit.

It had well earned its keep as the imagery and animation were top-notch.

Naturally the money rolled in as the international reviews were stupendous.

And everyone knows in due time, it will surely return with a vengeance.

We are embracing a cinematic era of “remakes” and “sequels” where every animation company is jumping on the bandwagon, therefore we are really spoiled for choices.

Well, KUNG FU PANDA 2 has finally arrived – bigger, bolder with cute furry animals taking you through the poetic stances of the impressive KUNG FU martial arts …..

and with rip roaring action itching to burst at the seams …. glory be!

Ahhh ….KUNG FU fighting, yeah.

Enter a fantasy world of ancient China with warlords, Zen masters, a vibrant century old of the awesome Kung Fu.

This is one raucous animal kingdom where animals play the lords of the ring.

Welcome back, Panda.

There’s always a “child” nestling in each and everyone of us, but hey -

let’s just say that animation these days is not just crafted for kids, with plotlines digging deeper and darker and the action fast and furious.

It’s just another way to penetrate the primary family market to deliver the goods and collect the money.

For a fact kids don’t go to the cinemas alone. They drag their parents along.

The PANDA 2 story:

Po is now the supreme Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five.

But Po’s new blissful, peaceful life is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret destructive weapon to wipe out China and eliminate the formidable Kung Fu art.

Po has to delve into his forgotten past to uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins in order to be able to understand his roots, and unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

KUNG FU PANDA 2 may be one of the best 3D animated features in recent years.

It lives up to the promise of its predecessor.

There’s a magical buoyancy in the parable and we are swept into a colorful world of cute animal imagery through painstaking animation by director Jennifer Yuh Nelson that’s breathtakingly fantastic.

Expect a multicultural potpourri laden with a feast for the eyes and ears.

The superlatives?

It’s entertaining, wholesome, fast paced, laced with quirky humor fit for a royal king.

And this one’s for you too.

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