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KUNG FU PANDA 3

KUNG FU PANDA 3 movie

 

 

RATED PG (martial arts action and some mild rude humor)

RUNNING TIME: 95 minutes
DIRECTORS:
Alessandro Carloni
Jennifer Yuh

STARS:
Jack Black - Po (voice)
Angelina Jolie - Tigress (voice)
Dustin Hoffman - Shifu (voice)
Jackie Chan - Monkey (voice)
Seth Rogen - Mantis (voice)
Lucy Liu - Viper (voice)
David Cross - Crane (voice)
James Hong - Mr. Ping (voice)
J.K. Simmons - Kai (voice)
Bryan Cranston - Li (voice)
Kate Hudson - Mei Mei (voice)

SYNOPSIS:
When Po's long-lost panda father Li suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. - 20th Century Fox

ROG'S VIEWPOINT: 3 CAMS CameraCameraCamera
While this third entry in the series explodes with colorful animation and some eye-popping 3D effects, there's nothing really new and exciting to recommend - just more of the same cute antics and villainous confrontations. Once again, Jack Black leads a star-studded voice cast and provides the most interesting voice with his special brand of humor. With the addition of Po's long-lost biological father Li and possible love interest Mei Mei, this animated journey has much to say about family and finding one's purpose in life. Breaking up the peaceful moments are a few frightening sequences with the menacing, bull-like villain Kai. Placing the film's heroes in mortal danger may be a bit too violent for smaller kids, but all turns out well in the end. Unless you're a fan of the first two movies, there's not a lot to keep the adults interested. At least the running time is short. With a moderate level of fun, the cuddly "Kung Fu Panda 3" rises above unbearable.