Movie of the Week: Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda 2 was entertaining but, like most animated sequels, unnecessary.

For the most part, the movie worked. I laughed when they wanted me to laugh. The animation during the fight sequences, which was the best part of the first in my honest opinion, was still top-notch. I think I can only tolerate Jack Black as Po. The plot was pointless. It was like a video game. Po and the Furious Five make it up to the main boss, Lord Shen (Gary Oldman). Po freezes, gets defeated. This happens three time until Po finally beats the game.

If this movie never happened, I would have never clamored for it like, “Gee, why don’t they make a sequel to that?” Aside from one line (which I thought was really clever), I pretty much forgot everything about this movie in 30 minutes.

Maybe I’ll feel differently when it’s on TV all the time.


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