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Kung Fu Panda 2: Movie Review

IN THE May 30 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall

Special coupon for Dinuba Platinum Theatre at the end of this review.

The sequel to Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, is set in China and stars a Panda Bear named Po who becomes a Kung Fu Dragon Warrior and protects their Valley of Peace with the other five Dragon Warriors. In this sequel they must defeat the evil Peacock Shen and stop his new weapon that is supposed to destroy all of the Kung Fu traditions. For this mission they go to Gongmen City where the Peacock Shen and his forces, the wolves, have taken control.

Po begins having nightmares about his past that he doesn’t want to share with anyone. Because of the nightmares, Po finds out that Mr. Ping the goose isn’t his birth father and that he was adopted. Po is determined to learn about his past and discovers that Shen may have the answers he seeks. He pursues Shen to learn what happened to his family and along the way almost destroys the mission to defeat him and the weapon in the process. At the end it is evident that they are setting up for a third movie in the future.

This movie has some well known stars voicing the characters such as Jack Black as Po, Jackie Chan as the Monkey, and Angelina Jolie as the South China Tiger. The graphics on this film are well done and the story line is fun, yet serious at times as well. Po brings a lot of comedic moments to the film and those are probably my favorite scenes.

There are some good lessons thrown into the movie as well as some action, comedy and serious moments so it appeals to adults as well as children. It is a fun movie that can be watched with the whole family. I went with my two year old daughter, my husband, my teenage nephew and niece, and we all enjoyed it.

Kung Fu Panda 2 does deal with adoptive issues so from an adoptive parent perspective Kung Fu Panda can bring up a lot of questions for your child so it is good to prepare for this in advance. The rating is PG.

Kung Fu Panda 2 is now playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their website.

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Sheryl Wall is an ongoing contributor to our
Pet Perspective section, providing pet care advice from years of personal experience.

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