Cast & Crew
A solid slice of summer entertainment: forgettable, perhaps, but plenty of fun while it lasts.
Jack Black once again shows his excellence as a voice actor.
Hardly a scene goes by that isn't visually striking or kinetically thrilling, and all of it enhanced by 3-D.
Po and friends redeem themselves with a terrific third act, the animation (in three distinct styles) is superb and there's enough hiii-YA-ing to keep the kids yipping throughout.
The film's visuals are thrilling, beguiling, vivid: the greens of a glade or a terraced hillside; the molten reds of Shen's smelting works or yellow-orange arcs of fireworks.
No, we're not talking about Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter, although it does feel that way early on in the animated Kung Fu Panda 2.
Has a bright palette, an amiable vibe and enough vivacity to keep kids entertained and any accompanying moms from bolting for Bridesmaids.