KUNG FU PANDA 3 REVIEW
After several lengthy delays and cast replacements the long awaited Threequel in the Kung Fu Panda saga was released this weekend opening to the third largest box office in January history (43 million).Almost all of the original cast returns for this installment and one of the biggest additions to the show is J.K. Simmons as the voice of kai this movies villain, not only does he portray the character perfectly his voice lends itself greatly to animation.
This film picks up about a year after the 2nd film leaving Po and the Furious Five to defend their valley as always. Po is soon told the next step in his journey is become a teacher and train the next generation of warriors, in the typical reject your destiny format Po cant stand this thought and finds his escape in the form of a strange panda who reveals himself to be Po’s biological dad for the sake of this review we will call him dad #2. Po’s adopted dad (dad #1) is not happy about this new development at all and secretly tags along on their journey to the hidden panda village
This is the one point where I feel the film lags in that having a 95min run time should warrant quicker pacing to get to the main villain. Losing all the members of the furious five (except tigress) seemed rushed and while it played to the story the idea of Po facing his team mates should have been a more emotional moment , I will congratulate the team behind this movie for creating by far the cutest baby pandas you will ever see on film.
By the time Po is ready for the final showdown (after a heart warming self sacrifice) the spirit realm plays host to amazing visuals for the final battle.. With a return from fan favorite character master Ugway the movie really wrapped itself up perfectly and as a fan of this franchise I was glad that sequel syndrome was NOT A FACTOR AT ALL IN THIS FILM ..
For a January film I must give this movie an A++++++ so here’s is the Chucks Movie Minute Breakdown
PLOT DEVELPOMENT A-
PLOT RESOLUTION A++