Yes folks it’s time for another Movie Review with Dan! This time it’s Kung Fu Panda from Dreamworks. I was conflicted about seeing this one, on the one hand I’m not a huge Jack Black fan but I am a cartoon junkie. In the end my love of animation won out and I decided to give this one a go.
If you’ve seen the commercials (which I’m sure you have) you know the basic premise of this one, Po the panda is chosen to be the Dragon Warrior and has to stop the bad guy. Like I said a minute ago, I’m not a huge Jack Black fan but he comes off likeable in this movie. They actually have some big name actors doing the voices of the characters but they never really get much of a chance to showcase their talents. As usual I’m not gonna give away too much in the way of details because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.
Kung Fu Panda is about what you’d expect from a Dreamworks movie, it’s a lot of the same jokes you’ve seen before just this time with animals instead of people, it’s enough to hold you over until Wall-E comes out later this summer. There are some jokes for adults as well and I found myself laughing at several of the training montages. On a scale of one to five I’d give it a three, it’s good for kids and delivers a decent message in the end but it’s a tad on the short side coming in at a little over an hour and twenty minutes, but like I said that’s probably perfect for the young ‘uns.