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Kung Fu Panda 2  


Po: Jack Black
Shifu: Dustin Hoffman
Lord Shen: Gary Oldman
Tigress: Angelina Jolie
Mantis: Seth Rogen
Monkey: Jackie Chan
Crane: David Cross
Viper: Lucy Liu
Master Croc: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Review May 2011

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.

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