IGN’s sentiment on individual Kung Fu Panda 3 characters:
|Bryan Cranston||Very positive|
|Note: Sentiment analysis performed by Google Natural Language Processing.|
Full-text transcript of the Kung Fu Panda 3 review:
[00:00:09] Animated sequels don’t exactly have the best track record, but 2011 Kung Fu Panda two was an exception to that rule, in my opinion. Not only did it capture the action and humor of the first movie, but it built on the mythos and told a new and exciting story. Thankfully, Kung Fu Panda three follows in the footsteps and proves that the series still has plenty Skardu left to offer. In this latest installment, Poe’s long lost father suddenly reappears, and the reunited duo traveled to the hidden Panda Village, where Po was born. But when a supernatural villain named Kai shows up with the G of every kung fu master in the spirit realm, including Master Shoegaze, Pomus train his fellow pandas to defeat this new enemy right off the bat. It’s hard not to mention Kung Fu Panda three stunning animation which has never looked better. The character designs and environments are breathtaking, and the set pieces rival most live action films in terms of cinematography and scale. That’s not to mention the physical comedy, which is spot on. This is also probably the most stylized Kung Fu Panda movie we’ve seen. While the films have always incorporated Hendron Elements, Kung Fu Panda three pushes them even further, including, and especially during the action scenes. It helps that Hans Zimmer returned to do the score, which at this point has become a staple of the series. Meanwhile, the reliably game Jack Black is back as the voice of PO, and he is, as always, the heart and soul of this movie.
[00:01:14] Granted, Poe faces many of the same challenges he supposedly overcame, and Kung Fu Panda is one and two. The only difference is that inner peace has been replaced with mastery. Still, there’s a lot of new stuff in this movie, too. While attempts to teach his panda relatives the art of kung fu, the Furious Five are given their own missions. And there’s a slew of new characters as well. Bryan Cranston voices Poe’s biological father leashing who really plays well off of Poe and Poe’s adoptive father, Mr. Paing. Their family dynamic is one of the highlights in this. There’s also J.K. Simmons is the voice of Kai, who joins the series already impressive roster of villains. What’s cool about his character is that he’s an old rival of Master Shoegaze, which sort of brings the story full circle. Simmons also does a great job playing both the scary and comical sides of Kai. Unlike the last movie, Kung Fu Panda, three definitely feels like the end of a trilogy and wraps up the Dragon Warrior story in a complete and satisfying way. While post character development does get repetitive at times, it all culminates in a gratifying, touching and climactic finale. Suffice to say, if you dug the first two movies, Kung Fu Panda three is a must watch. For more on Kung Fu Panda and more movie reviews, keep it on again. Oh, I’m fine. I’m fine. Yeah, there you go.
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