I realize that I’m 22 years old. However, sometimes, I just love a good cartoon movie. I think when a cartoon is made to make kids happy and keep adults entertained, then it is a brilliant movie. I had viewed Kung Fu Panda with my boyfriend a few years back after it came out on DVD. So, I was pretty excited to see what Kung Fun Panda 2 would be like. Kung Fu Panda 2 came out on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 13th and I received a special two pack DVD edition of it right around then. However, with the holidays and all, I’m just now getting around to reviewing it.
Kung Fu Panda 2 follows up on the first blockbuster hit with the same characters. I really loved getting to see Po as a young panda. One of my favorite parts was seeing the little Po in a basket left on his father’s doorstep and then him running around the house. I thought it was a very creative and adorable storyline. Plus, it really makes you connect with Po even more. Po is just such a lovable character! Not only does Kung Fu Panda 2 build on what is learned in the first movie with our favorite characters, it even has some of the best actors lending their voices. This includes Jack Black (Po), Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Doesn’t that make for an all-star cast?
The additional disc included in the two disc pack was Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters. Using this disc, you can witness
Po and the Furious Five uncover the legend of three of kung fu’s greatest heroes: Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox and Master Croc. Kids can then follow in Po’s footsteps to become a kung fu master with Kung Fu Panda World, the virtual online game universe where kids create avatars, play games with their favorite characters, win points towards earning a kung fu black belt, chat with friends and more.
The two disc pack is a pretty wonderful thing. I mean Kung Fu Panda 2 is a great movie by itself. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it and can see why it was such a big hit at the box office (it made more than $650 million globally). The addition of the other disc makes it even more fun for children. It would make a great birthday present or something fun to do on a snow day (such as today).
Have you watched either of the Kung Fu Panda movies? Which is your favorite?
Disclosure: I received the Kung Fu Panda 2 disc set for free. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.