ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

The Dragon warrior returns! After the success of the previous two entries in the martial arts action-comedy, Kung fu panda has returned for a third adventure following the exploits of Po, a panda who after stumbling through life becomes a Kung Fu master who must defend china from all threats, supernatural and alike. Kung Fu Panda 3 will pick-up where the second film left off with Po having learned about the fate of his father and the existence of the panda village.The third entry will be co-directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni.

Here's the plot:

Po reunites with his biological father and travels with him to a secret sanctuary of pandas where, to his surprise, he does not fit in. There he meets Mei Mei, an overly eager panda, who had been promised to Po through an arranged marriage when they were children.To make matters worse, an evil ancient spirit called Kai begins terrorizing China and stealing the powers of defeated kung fu masters. Now in the face of incredible odds, Po must train the village of clumsy, fun-loving pandas to become a band of Kung Fu Pandas.

Aside from battling a supernatural enemy and all the other kung fu-goodness the film has in store, it seems like Po will be dealing with a number of personal issues regarding his family and village traditions. Po finds out that he has been set up to marry a panda named Mei Mei, who seems pretty eager to jump the broom and start a family, but Po isn't too big on the idea. There's also the father-son aspect of the film since the main character will be interacting with his father for the majority of it, whether it's him asking for advice or having a disagreement. In terms of the villain, his personal connection seems to be his association to Master Oogway, possibly being one of his students or just an adversary.

The Kung fu Panda mythos has always been rich in terms of story and character growth, and martial arts. The third entry seems like it will continue the tradition, but might deviate partially from the first two films. When examining Box-office, it's clear that this film will have very few problems recouping it's money and satisfying all parties involved. The important thing to note about this film is where it could potentially go in telling Po's story since the studio and the creators behind the franchise have hinted at a total of six films being made. Overall, if you enjoyed the first two films, watching this won't feel like a chore.


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