The third instalment to the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ franchise, which have all been very enjoyable, lived up to expectations. With incredible music composed by Hans Zimmer (Inception, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice) and some top notch voice-acting from an all-star cast including Jack Black (Scool of Rock, The Holiday), Angelina Jolie (Maleficent, By the Sea), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Drive), Dustin Hoffman (Rainman, Tootsie), Jackie Chan (The Karate Kid, Rush Hour), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill, Elementary), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Terminator Genisys), and Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs, Paul). I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to a possible 4 (though that would be rather milking it to the extreme). I was also extremely impressed by the artistic form that this film took on.
When Po (Jack Black) finally finds his father (Bryan Cranston), a sudden threat occurs. One of master Shifu’s enemies return to destroy the panda race. As Po’s adoptive father and his birth father come to terms with possession of Po, Po must master the art of Chi in order to face Kai (J.K. Simmons).
This is a comedy but I thought the plot was a little too predictable and far fetched.
Artistic Impression: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
The CEO of Dreamworks has confirmed Kung Fu Panda 4.
The Jombies were animated to skip some frames in order to make their movement contrast the the living characters.
The idea of a porcupine master originally came from concept art in which he used his quills for acupuncture.
Kai was originally going to be cast as Mads Mikkelson but he dropped the part as Kai was rewritten.
Me I-Mei was originally going to be cast as Rebel Wilson.