Ever since I saw the ending of Kung Fu Panda 2, I’ve been excited for Po to meet his long-lost dad, and this movie definitely did not let me down.
After being challenged to become the teacher instead of the student from his beloved master Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman), Po the dragon warrior (voiced by Jack Black) reunites with his long-lost father (voiced by Bryan Cranston), and must train a group of young and fun-filled pandas to become Kung Fu masters in order to defeat the evil Kai (voiced by J.K. Simmons), a supernatural bull who was very close to capturing the “souls” all of Kung Fu’s best masters.
First of all, let’s talk about what this film did best: the animation. Going into the film, I expected the usual computer animation used in Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2, but this film was different. Throughout the film, the quality of the animation changes, making the film seem fresh and new.
Another great thing about Kung Fu Panda 3 is the cast. The voice acting of the movie is seemingly perfect, and each voice actors sounds like they enjoy voicing their individual characters. Returning Veterans of the Kung Fu Panda series like Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, and Jacky Chan deliver yet another great performance. What surprised me was that Bryan Cranston played Li (Po’s father) and he was the highlight for me out of all the other characters because he was hilarious. Speaking about hilarious, the comedy in this film was well done and made me laugh uncontrollably. All the jokes never seemed awkward or forced.
Despite its greatness, this film still had one downside. The only concern in the film was that Furious Five and Master Shifu’s screen time was very limited. The movie was very focused on the Panda Village and the mostly the pandas. Other than that, the film was great.
Here’s a bit of a bonus, according to MoviePilot and Dreamwork Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, “Kung Fu Panda actually has 6 chapters to it, and we’ve mapped that out over the years.” Hopefully Kung Fu Panda 4, 5, and 6 can be as great as this film.
Here is my rating system. After reviewing every movie, I will rate the movie out of 5★ and out of 100 to let you know what I think of the movie.
5★(95-100): It’s an absolutely great movie that I would recommend to everyone, and definitely one worth watching.
4★(80-94): It’s a good movie that I would still recommend, but it’s just not exactly at the very top.
3★(70-79): It’s a movie that’s better than average, but still has its ups and downs.
2★(51-69): This movie is definitely under average. This movie is hard to enjoy and the director of this movie probably wasn’t even trying to make a good movie.
1★(50 and below): This movie is just complete utter bullshit, so much so that it makes me angry that I even watched it. The director of this movie was just drunk. This is the type of movie that will make you question your ability to pick a good movie. Instead of buying these types of movies, just donate your money to charity and you will be better off anyway.
My rating for Kung Fu Panda 3 is 4★ and 83.
Overall, Kung Fu Panda 3 is funny, fun-filled, and great for the whole family.
*I am new to movie reviewing, and I hope you enjoyed this review. I am open to all constructive criticism, so please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!*