Kung Fu Panda 2 is now out in movie theaters around Australia. It has received very good reviews from critics and movie-goers. It is good entertainment for children and adults alike.
In this sequel we see Po living his dream as the Dragon Warrior but he has something else on his mind as he protects the Valley of Peace with fellow kung fu masters the Furious Five: Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper, and Crane. Po is told by Master Shifu that he has yet to achieve inner peace. As an adult panda Po remembers nothing of his past nor how he became the son of a goose restaurant owner.
To complicate matters Po’s dream life is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, Lord Shen, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and stop it. During an initial battle with Shen’s bandits, Po sees a symbol which triggers a flashback to his youth and memories he cannot fully recall.
He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to defeat Lord Shen and his army.
There is much action in this colourful plot….. crashing pagodas, hurtling cannonballs, wild chases, and of course, a lot of flashy jumping, spinning, flying kung fu. And of course, a bit of comedy to balance it out.
I will be seeing this movie shortly to review it. I will also look for life lessons learned in the movie, much like we did with the Karate Kid movies, 10+ Lessons Learned from the Karate Kid Movie. Young children watching Po’s adventures will be learning about good moral values as they watch him go about his heroic deeds. If anyone is keen on contributing to this, please comment below.
What lessons did you learn from the movie?