Kung Fu Panda 2 was a delightful watch! Totally loved it. There are some movies that makes you glad and satisfied till the end…and Kung Fu Panda 2 is one among them…each scene is crafted with the best dialogues, visuals and a chockful of humor that’ll make you laugh/content till the end. There’s not a single scene that will bore you. Jack Black as Po, this time is accompanied by the first movies’ cast, Angleina Jolie as Tigress, Seth Rogen as Mantis, Jackie Chan as Monkey, David Cross as Crane, Lucy Liu as Viper, Dustin Hoffman as Shifu…with a few new additions including Gary Oldman as the wonderfully voice-overed (Po’s) menace, Shen; Michelle Yeoh, Jean Claude Van Damm, Dennis Hayesbert etc. Jack Black & Gary Oldman steals every scene they are in; together or apart.
The legendary Hans Zimmer & John Powell’s combined score was pure ‘earcandy’. The 3D was delicious…this movie, like Avatar & Tron LEGACY is meant to be watched in 3D. Absolutely amazing CG visuals coupled with equally awe-inspiring 2D animation makes it a treat to watch. Past movies like Thor, Pirates Of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides were only excuses to cash in on the 3D…though Kung Fu Panda 2 was made with all passion & sincerity to provide the best and right use of 3D.
My only minor complaint here is that some of the cast were underutilized, esp Po’s mates’ dialogues IMO were so less compared to the first movie. KUDOS to Jennifer Yuh for a wonderfully entertaining sequel and yes…those are a rarity these days. There’s obviously a Kung Fu Panda 3 coming, as evident from the last scene, and my fingers are crossed for it..until then Ska2oosh! 😀