In response to Kung-Fu Panda’s sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom and the availability of the DVD for the holidays, we’ll track back to Kung-Fu Panda, the first movie.
Kung-Fu Panda was created by Dreamworks animation and features the voice talents of Jack Black, who plays the character Po, an overly large Panda who aspires Kung-Fu greatness! However, serving at a noodle shop with his father, a goose named Ping, isn’t getting him anywhere. On one particular day however, he learns of a tournament that is to take place – featuring the Furious Five! A group of Kung-Fu elites who Po admires greatly. With noodle-cart in tow, Po heads for the tournament, but finds he is too late – the doors are shut. Well that won’t stop this Panda! Strapping fireworks to his back, Po manages to ascend “from the heavens” into the arena, where he finds himself at the feet of Master Oogway, an ancient Kung-Fu master, who was in the process of picking the Dragon Warrior who would one day defeat Tai Lung (evil snow leopard), and it just so happens that Po landed right where he was pointing.
Determined to be the Dragon Warrior, Po has to undergo Kung-Fu training, much to the distaste of his mentor, Shifu – who plots to make such a grueling training process that Po will quit and Tigress, his favorite student, may be picked as the Dragon Warrior.
After the death of Master Oogway, however, Shifu changes his tactics. He focuses all his energy into training the panda, and finds that food is a terrific motivation. Soon Po becomes greater than even the Furious Five, finds the strength within himself, and defeats Tai Lung with a mere “Skadoosh!”
Kung-Fu Panda is a movie fit for the whole family – filled with action, adventure, and plenty of laughs.
If you liked this movie, be sure to check out…
In order of relevance, recommendation, and other factors…
Adventure Writer Favorite: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [In Theaters]
Tron: Legacy [In Theaters]
Disney’s A Christmas Carol [Available on DVD]
Despicable Me [Available on DVD]
Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom [May 27, 2011]
How to Train Your Dragon [Available on DVD]
Iron Man II [Available on DVD]
Iron Man III [May 3rd, 2013]
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World [August 19, 2011]
X-Men: First Class [June 3rd, 2011]
Captain America: The First Avenger [July 22nd, 2011]
Transformers III: The Dark of the Moon [July 1st, 2011]
Green Lantern [June 17th 2011]
Sherlock Holmes II (December 16th, 2011]
Ice Age: Continental Drift [July 13th, 2012]
From Wikipedia: Movie Release Dates.
Posted on 12/21/2010, in Adventure Writer Favorite, All-Things-Reviews, Movie Reviews, Uncategorized and tagged Angelina Jolie, Chinese martial arts, Crane, Dan Fogler, David Cross, Despicable Me, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, DreamWorks Animation, Dustin Hoffman, Galápagos Tortoise, How to Train Your Dragon, Ian McShane, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Iron Man II, Iron Man III, Jack Black, Jackie Chan, James Hong, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom, Kung-Fu Panda, Kyle Gass, List of Kung Fu Panda characters, Lucy Liu, Mantis, Michael Clarke Duncan, Monkey, Po (Kung Fu Panda), Randall Duk Kim, Seth Rogen, Shifu, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Tigress, Tron: Legacy, Victor Garber, Viper, Wayne Knight. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.