'Kung Fu Panda' fun for all ages
By Sara Anderson
June 11, 2008 | Kung Fu Panda, which opened
Friday, is full of action, bravery, comedy and a tale
of the underdog (or under-panda). This film is rated
PG and proves to be enjoyable for any age.
Po (Panda), voiced by Jack Black, works in his family's
noodle shop but dreams of becoming a great kung fu fighter.
His father has hopes of him taking over the noodle shop
until Po is chosen to be the long-foretold Great Dragon
Wu-Gui, kung fu master, is the wise turtle who prophesies
about the return of the evil snow leopard Tai Lung.
The only one who can stop him is the Dragon Warrior.
Po is a large, lovable panda, but not your typical fighter.
Everyone doubts his ability, even his master, Xi-Fu.
Po, who worships Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey,
must now work beside them in training for the day when
Tai Lung returns to wreak havoc and revenge on the Valley
When Master Xi-Fu finally realizes what must be done
to train Panda, the results speak for themselves: Food
will satisfy (and motivate) even the hungriest panda.
When Panda finally earns the Dragon Warrior scroll,
he discovers there is something missing. With a little
help from his dad, Po learns the secret ingredient.
He must now stay to fight Tai Lung in an attempt to
save the valley.
The entire film is full of great animation and creative
scenes. The escape of Tai Lung from prison is amazing.
The angles in the animation are truly magnificent and
leave you breathless. There are several slow-motion
action scenes, which include both intense and funny
moments. The film also seems to stay true to the Chinese
culture and kung fu.
This story proves worthy of its star-studded cast,
including Black, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina
Jolie, Ian McShane and Jackie Chan.
This film is another example that animation is for
Special thanks to University 6