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Kung Fu Panda 3 English Movie

Feature Film | 2016 | U | Action, Animation, Comedy
Critics:
Amazing to hear familiar voices - and a couple of new ones - tell us the story of the Dragon Warrior who is facing a new adventure. This time from a scary warrior from the spirit world with a chi-sapping technique. The humor is unrestrained as before and we become children again as we watch Po and his friends defeat the baddies and have time to gorge on dumplings.
Apr 1, 2016 By Manisha Lakhe

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If you thought another sequel of the Kung Fu Panda story would be dull and predictable, think again. The animation becomes sharper and smarter, the dialog funnier and the action, in every scene is delightful.


Po and his four friends have secured the valley and there's peace everywhere. Po's goose dad runs 'who can imitate the dragon warrior' contests and sells action figures at his noodle shop. Master Shi Fu is still in his 'let me retire' mode. When the arrival of a stranger makes everyone's eyes pop. It's a Panda! And he claims Po to be his son. But I should not give the story away!


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The scene is so clever, you smile at through the twists and turns of plot. The bad guy this time is not as vicious as the peacock (thank goodness!), but scary enough. The kiddies in the audience have plenty of fun scenes to enjoy the film too. But you are amazed at how the movie has been written keeping the classic screenplay structure in mind. The hero needs to learn a new skill in order to battle a new evil. He needs to get away to a brand new place to learn the skill. His trials and tribulations and of course the last battle where everyone pitches in to help the hero save his world.


The animation is faultless. And the voices of Bryan Cranston, JK Simmons are a wonderful addition to the amazing voice cast: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan to name a few.


The action is relentless and the breaks for comic relief are perfectly timed. There isn't a single person in the audience who will not fall in love with the Panda babies and be taken aback by the ugly Panda. The villain Kai snorts and lassoes his way into paradise and even though he is mean and destructive, he doesn't instil fear as the peacock did in the previous film. Thank goodness!


You'll adore the Panda village, and Shifu and Master Oogway and the Tigress and Po and his dad and the familiar, 'Skidoosh!' You'll love everything about the film (even the 3D). It's fun. But you know how the story ends. You know you are meant to laugh here, weep a little there, be taken aback here, hi-five your neighbor there. It's comfort food for the cinematic soul. Enjoy!

Manisha Lakhe

   

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