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Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) - Review

Everyone's favourite panda is back in this third installment of Kung Fu Panda franchise. Can't believe that first part came out in 2008. The story continues off from where part 2 ended, Po's father finally meets up with his son and teaches him to be a real panda in a secret panda village all the while there is a new baddie who is collecting chi of all the warriors and it is upto Po and company to stop him.

With such a huge amount of talent behind the characters, voice acting was again superb. And we get introduced to even more talent in the form of Bryan Cranston who voices Po's dad and J.K Simmons who voices the villain Kai.

The flow of the movie, like the previous parts, was fast paced, fun and highly entertaining. And all the while the movie managed to fit in some emotional moments, just like the previous parts. The father dynamic was handled really well. It made for some really funny as well as emotional scenes, especially owing to the fact that Po had two dads now.

Animation quality was great. This trilogy really thrived on DEM awesome fight scenes and we get that here again. So fluid and fun.

My main issue with this film was that the main premise/story was too similar to the previous two parts. There is again a new prophecy, Po must again learn something new again in order to defeat this main villain who wants to destroy/take over the world again etc etc. I wished that they kinda changed it up a bit in the third part.

Still, it was solid animated film and highly entertaining. Come to think of it, all three films had been really solid and it makes a great trilogy, something that I think is very rare in the animated world. The only other good trilogy I can think of is Toy Story. Definitely a must watch, especially if you liked the previous parts.



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