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  Rated PG · 95 minutes · 2016

Adventure, Animated, Comedy
Kung Fu Panda 2 improbably dodged a bullet, somehow finding another satisfying story in a character who should have lost all his charm with the acquisition of power at the end of the original Kung Fu Panda. But DreamWorks couldn’t resist going to the well again, and so Dragon Warrior Po (Jack Black), newly designated by Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) as his successor, returns to battle a powerful supernatural menace (J. K. Simmons) continuing a centuries-long, across-spiritual-planes battle with Po’s one-time mentor Master Oogway (Randall Duk Kim). Additional emotional resonance comes in Po’s re-introduction to the panda community—including the birth father (Bryan Cranston) he’d believed to be dead—while returning Kung Fu Panda 2 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson guides action sequences that mix energetic choreography with often-dazzling visual design. But Black’s Po feels unfocused, rarely tapping into the earnest silliness that made him so much fun in the previous two films. All that’s left is for him to learn the same lesson in self-confidence that he’s already learned twice before, with instantly diminishing returns.


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Official Site: www.foxmovies.com/movies/kung-fu-panda-3
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni
Producer: Melissa Cobb, Mike Mitchell and Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Kim, Steele Gagnon, Liam Knight and Wayne Knight

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The Coast Halifax Review: Kung Fu Panda 3 The third in the Kung Fu Panda franchise is lighthearted and fun. by Tara Thorne 01/28/2016
Boise Weekly Kung Fu Panda 3 Kicks Up $41 Million, Dominates U.S. Box Office The cartoon also helped the U.S. box office turn in a respectable performance following a dismal weekend that saw business hit hard by the massive East Coast snowstorm. by GlobalPost 01/31/2016
Inlander Third Time, No Harm Kung Fu Panda 3 doesn't reinvent the franchise, but that's totally fine by Kimberley Jones 01/28/2016
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Charleston City Paper Kung Fu Panda 3 delivers more of the same silliness that has served the franchise well It's amazing, but not altogether surprising, that after two Kung Fu Panda movies the series' hero Po is still a disaster. Po may be a kung fu master who saved his village from dastardly villains more than once, but he's still an unorthodox klutz man-child who seemingly destroys everything in his path. by Dan Hudak 01/27/2016

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