Kung Fu Panda 3, the latest of the hilarious Kung Fu Panda series, was recently released on January 29. With stunning animation and visual effects, comical jokes, and its lovable protagonists, the film easily returned a huge $16.3 million debut on its first day. After hearing positive reviews from some who had already watched the movie, I decided to see whether it was a good view myself. I had greatly enjoyed the first Kung Fu Panda movie which detailed the rise of an unlikely hero: Po, a fat panda who had never experienced any martial arts training in his life. However, its sequel had been a disappointment, with a flat storyline and humorless jokes. I hoped that this movie would bring as much enjoyment as it had in the first Kung Fu Panda film.
The theater was packed with an excited audience of all ages when I entered. Not knowing what to expect, I sat down. What if the movie turned out as badly as Kung Fu Panda 2? I hoped that this movie would redeem the series.
I wasn’t disappointed: Kung Fu Panda 3 is truly an amazing movie. Its animation was incredible and its storyline, as in the first film, was funny and touching at the same time. I enjoyed it immensely, and although some of its jokes were a little shopworn, it found many new ways to entertain its audience. When the film ended, I knew that many had appreciated it as much as me. The audience applauded loudly and a boy ran in front of the screen, punching and trying out some of the moves shown in the fight scenes, a huge smile on his face.
I would recommend Kung Fu Panda 3 to everyone, from young children to an older audience. With clean humor and an entertaining storyline, this movie is sure to make astound all its viewers.
Review by Joyce Shea