Kung Fu Panda

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"Prepare for awesomeness."
  • PG
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 7.6  (522,660)
  • 74

Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action-comedy martial arts movie produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The story is about Po, a clumsy panda who dreams of becoming a kung fu master. Jack Black plays the voice of Po, and the movie also features the voices of Ian McShane as Tai Lung, the main villain of the movie, and Angelina Jolie as Tigress, one of the members of the Furious Five, a team of kung fu warriors.

The movie takes place in ancient China, where the Furious Five protect the Valley of Peace from various threats. Po, a noodle seller and kung fu enthusiast who lives in the valley, dreams of joining the Furious Five and becoming a kung fu master. However, he is constantly being told that he is not capable of achieving his dream due to his lack of strength and agility.

One day, the valley is threatened by the return of Tai Lung, a former student of the kung fu master Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman), who was imprisoned for attempting to steal the Dragon Scroll, a legendary kung fu manual. The Furious Five are tasked with stopping Tai Lung, but they are no match for him. Meanwhile, a mix-up at the noodle restaurant leads to Po being chosen as the Dragon Warrior, the one destined to defeat Tai Lung and save the valley.

Po is taken to the Jade Palace, where he meets his hero, Master Shifu, and the Furious Five, who are less than thrilled about his selection. Shifu initially disapproves of Po as the Dragon Warrior and assigns him menial tasks, hoping that he will give up and return to his normal life. However, Po is determined to prove himself and begins training with Shifu in the art of kung fu.

As Po trains, Shifu struggles to find a way to motivate him and make him a worthy opponent for Tai Lung. Eventually, Shifu realizes that Po's love of food could be used to inspire him, and he creates a training regimen that involves Po's favorite dumplings. Po's training progresses, and he gradually becomes more skilled in kung fu.

As the day of the final battle with Tai Lung approaches, Po must confront his doubts and fears and find the strength within himself to defeat the powerful villain. Along the way, he learns important lessons about discipline, self-confidence, and the true meaning of kung fu.

Kung Fu Panda is a visually stunning movie with seamless animation and exciting fight scenes. The characters are likable and well-developed, and the humor is clever and well-timed. The movie also has a heartwarming message about the importance of believing in oneself and the power of self-improvement.

In addition to the main story, the movie also features a subplot involving Shifu and his relationship with Tai Lung, which adds depth and emotional resonance to the movie. The dynamic between Po and the Furious Five is also entertaining, as they gradually come to accept and respect him as a member of their team.

Overall, Kung Fu Panda is a highly entertaining and engaging movie that appeals to audiences of all ages. Its blend of humor, action, and heart make it a timeless classic that will continue to be enjoyed for years to come.

Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 74.

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