Review Date: September 03, 2008
Director: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Writer: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Producers: Melissa Cobb
Jack Black as Po
Dustin Hoffman as Shifu
Angelina Jolie as Tigress
Some of the secondary characters were fun, like I mentioned before, but none really stood out all that much, other than Tai Lung, the kickass baddie who can NOT be stopped (I didn’t even realize that Angelina Jolie was the Tigress). By the way, that sorta bored me a little bit after a while as well. I mean, pretty much every character in the film were top-notch warriors who kicked ass and could not be hurt. How interesting is that after a while? As an adult, not so much. That said, I realize this review is railing into the movie a lot, but really, I had a good time, I would totally recommend it to kids and if you’re a parent, you’re definitely not gonna be bored-stupid by it either. Just don’t expect THE INCREDIBLES or TOY STORY type of full-blown entertainment…maybe more like SAMURAI JACK but with better animation (actually, kudos to the directors for some cool styling) and more fun characters. The hip Filipino chick with whom I watched this film only gave it a 5/10 because she didn’t think that it was original or funny enough and didn’t think any of its characters were particularly memorable either. She liked the music and the film’s upbeat nature though. Certainly not a classic, but a fun time for most, I would say.