This week, a familiar face comes kicking and chopsticking back to the big screen. In Dreamworks' Kung Fu Panda 2, our affable
panda hero Po has adjusted nicely to life in the Valley of Peace. Until a new villain comes to town in the form of a mad peacock
named Lord Shen. Troubled by a prophecy that involves a young panda bear, Shen aims to exterminate the entire species. In
defense, The Dragon Warrior and his kung fu partners, the Furious Five, must team up to defeat Shen. And along the way, learn
more about Po's mysterious heritage. While Kung Fu Panda 2 lacks some of the freshness of the original, it does carry many of
its successful qualities in terms of wholesome laughs, character quirks, and colorful martial arts. And with a back story that
touches on conservationism, puts meaning and truth behind the kung fu.