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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Rating: 4/5

Okay!! Its official now, you can associate the word AWESOME with Kung Fu Panda till eternity, because, it just is.

I am not going to spill out the beans but here is the gist of it.

Po is a pro in his own style of Kung fu and is aware of his abilities now. He is living his dream to be the Dragon Warrior. With the Furious Five, he heads towards a city to save Kung Fu and in his fight against the evil, unravels his own origin.

When I actually got up from my chair, I actually said these two words “JUST AWESOME”. For me, Kung Fu Panda 2’s USP is the story. The story was extremely important for the sequel especially when the first did set some mightily high standards to live up to. Good 3D effects & even better animation have undoubtedly added outstandingly to this exceptional movie. Even though Po achieved a new avatar, the lead character’s trademark goofy manners had to be maintained because that’s what makes the character adorable. Needless to say, Jake Black is tailor-made for this character. The man actually looks like Po, just kidding.

The movie has hilariously funny moments mixed with heartwarming scenes as well. Its wittiness is immeasurable and is unexpected. Amidst, all the seriousness intended in the scenes, comedy has been stitched quite intelligently. Moreover, the direction is also worth applauding. Successfully stuffing a story which is as good as this one with a Panda (animated or otherwise) and Kung fu is definitely not a piece of cake and the director achieves that humongous task with ease as you highly connect with the emotions projected throughout the movie and you absolutely forget that the characters and the happenings are fictional. At the end you actually want more and that is when you realize that this awesome flick will be followed with something worth finding out about.

But for the time being, be prepared to fall in a bowl of AWESOMENESS again as Po is back with a bang.

Image Courtesy: Kung Fu Panda 2 Official Site

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