• Guy Jeffries

Kung Fu Panda 3 *SPOILER ALERT* Review


Directors: Alessandro Carloni & Jennifer Yuh Nelson.

Voiced By: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogan, Lucy Lui, James Hong, Kate Hudson, David Cross.

The gang is back. The complete Kung Fu Panda cast return for the latest and reported to not be the last feature for Po and buddy warriors. During the eight years since the first time Dreamworks' finger flicking Panda hit the big screen, the franchise has released quite few spin offs and possibly, inspiring Warcraft's Pandaria expansion.

Jack Black's Po continues his journey to awesomeness still having very much to learn, and now to teach as well; he is reunited with his real panda father Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and J.K. Simmons is the nemesis of the month in the form of a Chi hungry Ox. Have to say I didn't notice either of the two actor's voices until seeing the credits.

All the regulars are there, but most of them seem to be side-lined actually making way for one of my favourite character actors James Hong returns as Dumpling smuggler goose Mr. Ping, Po's surrogate Dad; probably best known for Big Trouble In Little China's Lo Pan and Blade Runner's Hannibal Chew. And if it isn't Fun Fu it's the parental conflict between the two dads.

How much left has Po got to learn? It is a wonder how all these amazing secret art forms are not only hard to find but even harder to master and Po seems to inadvertently pick it up within a matter of weeks thus proving himself to be the true Dragon Warrior. I have to remind myself it's a family film and for all intents and purposes, it's works very well.

It's very much a repeat process with nothing really new to offer but if you're a fan of the Fun Fu It's good family entertainment with some laugh-out loud moments and a little sneaky humour in there for the grown-ups. Beautifully and excellently animated, it's an enjoyable and colourful adventure.

Running Time: 8

The Cast: 8

Performance: 6

Direction: 7

Story: 4

Script: 5

Creativity: 7

Soundtrack: 6

Job Description: 6

The Extra Bonus Point: 0

57% 6/10

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