Kung Fu Panda 3

I had a really good laugh watching the latest Kung Fu Panda 3. Yes, the story more or less follows the same pattern it followed in the second part, but with humor abundant in its every frame it was absolutely hilarious with all those spoofing of typical on screen proceedings. There isn’t a dull moment in the movie to disappoint you.

Po, our dragon warrior was doing well until Master Shifu assigns a new job of being the new master to him. In the mean time, his actual father comes to the village and decides to take him back to the Panda village. The return of Master Oogway’s old enemy Kai to this world creates a lot of problems and the only way to defeat him is learning a Panda special move or ability called Chi. How our dragon warrior manages to save the village this time with the help of his herd is what the third installment of Kung Fu Panda narrating.

Just like I said, the crucial plot point of learning the technique of Chi is somewhat the same idea they have used in every segment. Earlier it was inner peace, now it is Chi. They may not have worked on the formula but the wit you get to enjoy is limitless. Only somewhere in the last quarter of the whole runtime there is a moment for you to relax. Even there also you have enough to have a smile on your face. The action choreography and the hilarious dialogues with funny references will surely make you laugh out loud. I was watching the movie with an audience that had almost equal share of adults and children and we were all having a good laugh.

Jack Black in my opinion is the best actor in this animated voice over thing. Po and he blends in very elegantly. Even in those silent expressions you could sense Jack Black (I am guessing it’s not motion capture). Unlike the second part here almost every character gets a chance to speak a fair share of dialogues. The screenplay is engaging and the dialogues are funny. Edits are crispy and the BGM sets the mood nicely. Alessandro Carloni who served as the animation supervisor and story artist in the other two parts of Kung Fu Panda, this time joins Jennifer Nelson in directing the movie and they have done a really good job.

I would say Kung Fu Panda 3 is as enjoyable as the second part of the movie. If it is good fun you are looking for, this one is surely a pleasing entertainer that has a less surprising story.

Final Thoughts

Kung Fu Panda 3 is as enjoyable as the second part of the movie. If it is good fun you are looking for, this one is surely a pleasing entertainer that has a less surprising story.

Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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