Monday, February 1, 2016
Kung Fu Panda 3 Review: Third Installment Remains True to Series' Name
Kung Fu Panda 3 continues the story of the adventurous panda: Po (Jack Black). After accomplishing so much, Po is tasked to take the next step in his training by becoming a teacher, which does not please the zealous panda. However Po gets the shock of his life when he meets Li Shan (Bryan Cranston): Po's long lost father. To discover the mystery behind chi, Po travels with his father to a secret panda village where Li Shan hopes to teach his son what it means to be a panda. However when the spirit warrior Kai (J.K. Simmons) captures the essence of all of China's kung fu masters, Po must rise to the occasion and become who he was meant to be.
Kung Fu Panda 3 was not the best in its series. Certain directions and executions prevented this third installment from being a thunderous hit. However the movie stays true to franchise's stronger traits, like having an adventurous story, engaging characters and stylish animation. Kung Fu Panda 3 delivered an experience that was touching as well as fun; and in my opinion: that definitely does justice to name of Kung Fu Panda.