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A Kid's Review
This review is from: Kung Fu Panda (2-Disc Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
The best animated film since Shrek stars Jack Black as the fat, but loveable panda Po, as he goes from working in his dad's noodle restaurant to becoming the Dragon Warrior.
The charming, artistically captivating animation features the star power of Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and Jackie Chan. The film captures good-natured humour, juxtaposing it with hard hitting kung fu action (while managing not to insult the martial arts genre).
Plot-wise, Kung Fu Panda is simplistic, and there is a lack of character development with the Furious Five. However since the film is aimed at young children, this is unimportant; Kung Fu Panda is well worth watching, and will appeal across all age groups.
The Special Features disc features fun activities such as "Learn the Panda Dance" and "Become a Kung Fu Master", and features a detailed documentary into the making of the film.
Unfortunately, this will undoubtedly become a franchise with sequels which will probably never measure up, just like Shrek. However, you may as well enjoy it while you can!