Alfred Hitchcock once said “to make a great film you need three things – the script, the script and the script.” Who would’ve thought Kung Fu Panda 3 could embody this truism.
Taking a markedly different tone to its previous two entries, this third film focuses on telling a good story. There’s a great villain, good action choreography, and a narrative that hits all the right notes without becoming saccharine.
With support from stunning visual design, this film achieves much more than its packet suggests. Funny, poignant, exciting and character-driven, this series goes out with a bang.
Powered by humour, a plethora of colours, textures and – most importantly – a strong story, Kung Fu Panda 3 is a film that ensures the panda himself has a legacy.
CAST: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, J.K. Simmons, James Hong, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Kate Hudson and Bryan Cranston
DIRECTORS: Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Alessandro Carloni
WRITERS: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
SYNOPSIS: Continuing his “legendary adventures of awesomeness”, Po (Jack Black) must face two hugely epic, but different, threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.