Sunday, 27 March 2016
#23 KUNG FU PANDA 3
Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, J.K. Simmons, James Hong, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, David Cross and Bryan Cranston. Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. 95 minutes long. $145 million budget.
It's round three of the Kung Fu Panda series. So same as before, sumptuous visuals, amazing animation a few wise cracks, stuff for the kids, stuff for the parents and it doesn't outstay its welcome. Whether or not you enjoy this depends on how you feel about most of this film being set in a village filled with morbidly obese diabetic pandas, me personally I began to feel a little sickened by these horribly slothful and greedy black and white bastards. I have no problem at all with Jack Black's Poo being a rotund panda but the sight of a village's worth and the kids just felt a tad wrong to me. It felt like it was sending out the wrong signals.
That weird gripe aside, this was a fun, film with some good ideas, brilliantly executed.