Day 23: Kung Fu Panda 2

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Next film in the challenge is Kung Fu Panda 2! Not sure if I will be watching the third movie in theaters tomorrow, but if I am, I’ll be fully prepared, having watched both 1 and 2 this week.

Kung Fu Panda 2 sees Po and the Furious Five reunite to fight a new villain, the peacock Lord Shen, who wants to destroy kung fu and conquer all of China with his firework-shooting weapons. To save their beloved martial arts and country, Po, Master Shi Fu, and the Furious Five try to stop Lord Shen from executing his evil plans, but Po gets distracted when he starts having childhood flashbacks that make him question his identity and family.

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The plot for Kung Fu Panda 2 is quite similar to the first film. It follows a predictable story arc and has the typical bad and good guys. It also has an inspirational message we’ve all heard many times: not letting the pain of our past determine our present and future. The similarities between the first and second films made Kung Fu Panda 2 feel like an average film because there wasn’t anything truly original or surprising. The action sequences in the film were beautifully structured though – the combat scenes were clever, exciting, and evoked true wuxia style.

Overall, I found Kung Fu Panda 2 to be a decent film. It was a good film, but it wasn’t extraordinary or revolutionary. It’s worth a watch, but your life wouldn’t feel incomplete if you don’t watch it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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***Movie Info***

Title: Kung Fu Panda 2

Year: 2011

Country: USA

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger

Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Jackie Chan

Run time: 1 hr 30 min

Rating: PG

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