Kung Fu Panda Strikes Again... But to Mixed Reviews
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Dragon Warrior panda, ‘Po’ and the gang are back, and ever more hilarious and stronger than ever! Kung Fu Panda 2 released throughout the UK on June 10, had been hyped up to be as enjoyable, comedy-filled and as imaginative as it’s prequel, Kung Fu Panda. Directed by Jennifer Yuh, Yuh effortlessly incorporates Chinese culture with morals and honour to create a fun, energetic sequel to the film that made us all fall in love with Kung Fu! Panda Po (Jack Black), now living his dream as the ‘Dragon Warrior’ whilst undoubtedly being a household name and hero within China, takes on his new role with just as much courage, strength and humour as he did within the first instalment. Po, content with his new status as the ‘Dragon Warrior’, is threatened by a formidable villain, who plans to conquer China and destroy Kung Fu. Menaced by a new secret weapon, the gang’s journey to avenge evil is not for the faint-hearted, and will test Po’s intelligence, strength and inner power. Protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends, The Furious Five, the team strive to fight against evil and let good prevail enabling peace to be found by all. In a journey to save the Valley of Peace, Po and the gang fight an old enemy, Lord Shen (Gary Oldman), a vicious peacock, drunk with power, content on taking China for his own. Whilst trying to protect civilisation, Po encounters answers from his past, which up until this point, had been shrouded in mystery. Po’s unknown childhood and subsequent events surrounding the whereabouts of his biological parents, enables him to question his inner-self. His fight and struggle to find inner-peace intertwines with his need to conquer evil and fight peacock Shen, in a furious bid to win or lose all, risking his and The Furious Five’s lives’.
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