Friday, August 8, 2008

Kung-Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

It's been a while since I've done a movie review -- hope I can remember how. :) I went to see Kung-Fu Panda with a very discriminating movie-goer: my 3-year old grandson. It was his first theater experience, and I'm glad we were at The Clyde. Most of Kung-Fu Panda has a lot of action, and he really enjoyed that, but there was a lot of exposition, and (unsurprisingly) that portion failed to hold his interest. Kung Fu Panda

The voice acting was great, and the animation was very good, but I felt the story was too philosophical, without a good resolution of the central problem. There's a couple nice fun montage scenes, but it's never a good sign when multiple montages are necessary to advance the storyline. The main objective of the characters is an ancient scroll, and I can safely say that the big reveal of the scroll itself is quite a letdown.

Still, it's a good movie, well worth seeing. I give it a Single Shot, and Chet gives the action scenes a double shot, for sure. Single Shot

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1 comment:

movie buff said...

i'm gonna wait for Kung Fu panda to come out on DVD at this point... Jack Black is classic for sure, he'll be forever famous for his work in School of Rock

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