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Alessandro Carloni & Jennifer Yuh Nelson
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About the Movie
When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new pandas. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins challenging all the kung fu masters across China, Po must do the impossible — learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 153
- Fresh: 133
- Rotten: 20
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Another successful entry in this dependably smart and well-crafted franchise for kids.
Fresh: The stunning visuals surpass the high standards set by its predecessors, but storywise, it breaks no new ground.
Fresh: I think the secret to the appeal of the entire Kung Fu Panda franchise is the enormous affection we feel for Po, that seemingly bumbling good guy who also can rise to the occasion and showcase true heroism and mystical power.
Fresh: Kids, especially those who enjoyed the previous Kung Fu Panda movies, will appreciate what the third movie has to offer.
DreamWorks' Star Panda is Back!
"If you only do what you can do, you'll never be better than what you are." - Master Shifu, KFP3.
Kung Fu Panda 3 is the golden love child of both preceding Kung Fu Panda movies. With funny elements and memorable moments from KFP 1 making a comeback and the aftermath of Lord Shen's villainous actions from KFP 2, Po must learn how to become a Chi Master before facing the Beast of Vengeance and Maker of Widows (the main villain) Kai. However, Po faces a problem, before learning how to master Chi he must first become a teacher and pass on his masterful Kung fu skills to others. This, as comically stated in the movie, proves near impossible. BUT that is only problem #1. As the above quote from Master Shifu implies, Po must develop into a true dragon warrior. With the arrival of Po's biological father, his re-admittance into a panda lifestyle he's never experienced, and the pressure of defeating Kai by learning chi, Po faces his number one dilemma; self-doubt, he does not know who he is anymore.
Visually, Kung Fu Panda 3 outmatches both its predecessors. The music blends right in, but pounds at your ears as action takes place, and plants a seed of hope once an aspiring scene emerges. There is a lack of Kung fu fighting scenes compared to KFP 2, but the final battle can make up for it. As an 18-year-old aspiring to become a screenwriter/storyboard artist, I can declare with absolute confidence that Kung Fu Panda 3 is a must-see thriller for all ages and families. We follow Po, as we always have, on a journey of self-discovery and obstacles. We see him grow more into the true Dragon Warrior. Yes, Po is maturing in the arts of Kung Fu in the face of potential dangers, but he is still the goofy, dumpling-stuffing awesomesauce panda that strikes heroic poses when he's saving a life. He's still our Po from eight years ago and we get the opportunity to see him become something great.
Ironically, while Po is displayed as a poor teacher, he's shown audiences all over the world the importance of identity and persevering in the face of challenges, and that through those challenges you come out stronger. Perhaps Po is a great teacher after all.
Spectacular. The best yet.
Kung Fu Panda 3 is the conclusion to the great trilogy, and it's better than the rest. The animation and backdrops are stunning, and they look amazing. The story is simple but heartwarming, and the themes/lessons taught are universal and worthwhile. The action is fast-paced enough for both little kids and adults alike, making this movie have excellent replay value. A must-see if you love the Kung Fu Panda series.