Some people think that kung fu movies are overrated and are done way too often but thats not true, if you can tell me one good kung fu movie other than animated movies but live action movies of kung fu that has been done recently and were good then tell it to me because I can’t think of any but whoever thought of the idea of cute and cuddly panda’s being created into kung fu fighters were a genius! Todays movie I will be reviewing is Kung Fu Panda 3 and it is a good one!
In the film Kung Fu Panda 3 we are introduced to our villain Kahn (J.K. Simmons) who is trapped in the spirit world needing to escape from it to wreak havoc onto the mortal realm once again. By doing so Kahn challenges his old nemesis and old friend Oogway(Randall Duk Kim) the two of them fight in the spirit realm and it ends with Kahn taking the Kung Fu fighter’s essence or in other words its chi. We are then brought on to Po (Jack Black) being told by his master, master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) telling Po that his time as a teacher is over. Its not Po’s time to continue on the training of Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Viper (Lucy Liu), Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), and Monkey(Jackie Chan). But not everyone is so pleased of this news, by everyone I mean Po; he’s the one who is completely utterly terrified of becoming a teacher, he decides to go with his father Li (Bryan Cranston) to the secret village of the Pandas. Its not too long after Kahn comes to the mortal realm doing what he was planning wreak havoc and he wont stop til he’s consumed all power in the mortal world. Will Po, and the others be able to save the entire world from Kahn’s evil plans? Find out by seeing the film!
Now honestly I always thought that this movie was canceled and that we were never going to see it, so it came to utter surprise that it was announced last year that this movie would be released this year. And I gotta say this film was really good, if I would have to rate which films of the trilogy are the best I would have to say in this order Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 3 & Kung Fu Panda 2. Now I say trilogy because it hasn’t been confirmed if there will be a 4th film and honestly if Dreamworks studios is smart they will stop this series with a fantastic ending which is what they did with the 3rd film. Now if they choose to do another film they will have to make the story extremely better than all 3 films so far. Now would I say that this was the funniest one of the 3 not so much it more of had a serious vibe mixed with comedy with this film but then again Po did have a lot on his plate in this film so it would make sense on why they had that serious vibe in there. Overall I would recommend this film to everyone who has kids or if your a fan of animated films like me, then definitely go see it because you will not be disappointed. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars for a fantastic story, fantastic voice acting, and the music was great although its sad that they couldn’t get John Powell to come back to do his half of the music in both part 2 and 3 but its okay because in return Hans Zimmer like always gives us the chills with his music. Go see this film while in theaters its worth the money people!