Kung Fu Panda 2

Yup. Another silly, lively romp in cartoon land. The children loved it and people laughed out loud most of the way through. This time, along with other plot devices, Po is trying to discover if he's adopted. After all, his father IS a goose and Po is starting to get a little suspicious....

For me, part of its charm was the incredible voice actors:
  • Jack Black ("Kung Fu Panda") is back as Po; I like him better when I don't have to SEE him.
  • Dustin Hoffman ("Kung Fu Panda") is back as Shifu, the Yoda-like character who is Po's resident guru, although sentences inside out he does not speak.
  • Angelina Jolie ("Kung Fu Panda") is Tigress once again, gentle of voice with paws of steel.
  • Seth Rogan ("Kung Fu Panda") comes back as Mantis. He's another one I'd rather hear than see.
  • Jackie Chan ("Kung Fu Panda") voices Monkey again.
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme ("JCVD") is new to this franchise. He's Master Croc.
  • Gary Oldman ("Red Riding Hood") is Lord Shen the evil peacock who seeks world domination. If movies didn't have villains, this guy would be unemployed.
The list goes on and on. The target audience, rug-rats all, don't give a rip who's supplying the voice, so I'll stop right here.

This is available in both 2D and 3D. I can't say I noticed anything that made that premium ticket price worthwhile, although I will admit that I ducked from an inbound spear during one battle...smile...

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