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Kung Fu Panda 2 (film review)

Film: Kung Fu Panda 2
Year: 2011
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan
About: Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.

My Review:
Having recently watched Kung Fu Panda and realising that the second one is on Netflix I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to review this one as well! Having high hopes because of the first one this is what I thought of the follow up movie.

Kung Fu Panda 2 again follows Po however he has accepted that he is the Dragon Warrior and has made friends with the furious five which he looked up to and who at first didn't accept him as the Dragon Warrior. However, when looking after a village he has a a flashback to when he is a child but doesn't understand what it is about. Throughout you start to wonder about Po's past and what has caused the flashbacks to begin and where did Po come from?

After loving the first one so much and the humour and action that came along with the movie I was hoping for the same with this one, however this one had more action than humour which disappointed me a little. However, I do love that the audience got to find out more about Po and his background and how a panda ended up living with a goose for a father. With the villain also having a part in Po's past it all linked up really well to find out why the villain was trying to defeat Po and as to why Po was having flashbacks to his childhood after the villain came into Po's life.

I do wish that they had added some more of the humour from the first film however which was disappointing as I feel the first Kung Fu Panda was the perfect mix of funny with action which completely engaged the audience.

I would recommend this film to those who have seen Kung Fu Panda as well as those looking for a good animation film to watch. This is also good as a stand alone movie so you don't need to have seen the first one to enjoy it or understand what is going on. Another great movie from Dreamworks.


My Rating:  4/5

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