Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Kung-Fu Review

I went to see Kung Fu Panda 2 with my cousin and brother tonight. As with the first one, the animation was stunning. Story-wise, it can't hold a candle to anything Pixar has come out with, but this is one of the most beautifully designed and animated films I have ever seen. At times it could only be described as gorgeous. If you feel you're too old to see animated films, (First of all, you need to get over the tired notion that animation is only for children) but if you truly feel awkward seeing it without kids, find someone with a kid and ask to borrow them for a couple hours. You, and the kid, (And the kid's parents) will all be extremely glad you did so.

One of the things I loved about it was the villain. All great movies need a great villain, and this one had one, in the form of one of the most unlikely animals you would ever think of. A white peacock. Watching him fight was amazing.

Seriously, so cool!

If you liked the first movie, you are sure to like this one, and even though the story isn’t up to Pixar’s standards, it still had a great one. Easy criers will want a tissue or two with them for scenes with Poe and his dad, and maybe another for when Poe finds out the truth about his real parents. :)

The artist in me gives this film a wholehearted recommendation, and the kid in me wants to see it again. I can’t think of two better judges for a movie’s quality, an artist and a kid. If those two agree, it has to be worth seeing. :)

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