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28 June 2008

Movie: Kung Fu Panda

Big budget animation movies are often written off as movies for kids. What I really appreciate about them is their ability to tell simple stories, well. They prove that it is possible to tell a story without resorting to blood, guns and sex. They are, above all else, fun.

Kung Fu Panda, is a story of a fat, lazy panda selected to be the special one, to fight the evil, brilliant ex-student. It is in essense a story about self belief - not about transforming a fat, lazy panda to a slim, active one - but rather teaching him the skills and the providing the self belief such that he can use his own (albeit limited) powers for his own advantage. The CGI is superbg, as is the voice acting and script - and is definitely a well told, funny story.

3 comments:

Dave said...

Thanks for spoiling it for me - I never knew it was about a panda.

ilda said...

i just saw this last night and loved it!! it has been a while since i really enjoyed an animation movie. and it has bunnies in it too!!

Damian Burke said...

Sjoe, ja, this movie was a ripper. Man, crazy animated fight scenes and lots of god humour etc.

I didn't particularity enjoy the 'you just have to believe' sentiment, but that was simply the glue that held it together.

Love the prison escape scene.