Friday, June 27, 2008

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda is the story of Po, (voice Jack Black), a sweet, but clumsy Panda who has dreams of fighting with the legendary Furious Five and protecting the city against all threats. The only problem is that Po has no real life experience of kung fu, and his real job is serving noodles at his dad's noodles shop. News of selecting the Dragon Warrior is sent out from the Jade Temple, and the whole city along with Po, go to the celebration. The competition is between the Furious Five: Tigress (voice Angelina Jolie), Viper (voice Lucy Liu), Crane (voice David Cross), Monkey (voice Jackie Chan), and Mantis (voice Seth Rogen). Po accidentally enters the contest and is named the Dragon Warrior. Master Shifu (voice Dustin Hoffman) must find a way to train Po and make him a Kung Fu Master, especially, after they learn that the snow leopard, Tai Lung (voice Ian McShane), is headed their way.
Courtesy of IMDB.

After days of wanting to watch Kung Fu Panda, I got into the situation of buying a pirated copy of it. *who doesn't anway?* I guess, I got too excited that when I was already in the middle of a good part, the scene freezes. Gets stuck in a very hyped-up fight scenes and hilarious moments. Which had forced me to download VLC media player and even download the film itself through Vuze (formerly known as Azureus). Which had impressed me very much. It was as if I've downloaded all the media players available, only to remember that in the office, they were using the VLC after downloading through Azureus. Which was somehow a wack in the head kind of thought. I found the film very enlightening. It is definitely unlike any animated films. Jack Black does fit the main character. I was somehow expecting Angelina Jolie, who was the voice of Master Tigress to have this kind of lead role or whatever. An extra, as usual, just like in Shark Tale. Ohh, speaking of Shark Tale, Jack Black was in it too. Anyhow, Dustin Hoffman makes his character too Americanish (is there such a term?), I'm still thinking of other actors who would've been the voice of Master Shifu. And to think that Jackie Chan was voicing over Master Monkey. Not exactly a very interesting ensemble, but hey, I enjoyed the thought of the movie. :)

I'm giving the film, 3.85 stars. :)


Eyebags said...

napanood ko na yan. wehehe. diniDL ko ngaun para sa mga kapatid ko..weeheh.

Erika said...

i'll be watching this at trinoma later! excited, haha.

Erika said...

i'll be watching this at trinoma later! excited, haha.

simpleyesa said...

Jeez... ambot lng ha pero malagot jud ko anang Jack Black. Maybe nagsugod ni cya dd2 sa King Kong na movie. Na-lech man gud ko sa iya dd2. IN fairness, dli jud ko niya fan. Dli ko ganahan mutanaw sa iya movie. Mutanaw lng ko ky fave cya sako hubby. hehehe.

So far, School of Rock ang gusto nko na movie niya.