I was not looking forward to Kung Fu Panda.
To be honest, I’ve had about enough of Jack Black’s shtick and it just did not strike me as something that I HAD to see. The characters were cute and all, but every picture I saw of Black and Angelina Jolie “yucking it up” at the premiere just sorta turned me off to it.
Well I was wrong.
I had the good fortune to see it in an IMAX theater today and it ROCKS. Really, really well done from start to finish. Laugh out loud funny and as succesful a Kung Fu homage as Kill Bill (albeit it in a much different way.)
It is visually stunning to look at and a whole lot of fun.
Jack Black gives Po the Dragon warrior Panda a soul from the minute you hear his voice.
Dustin Hoffman is AWESOME in this and it also has David Cross. Everything is better with David (Chicken Pot Pie) Cross.
If Dreamworks has a few more Kung Fu Panda quality movies on the way, Pixar/Disney should be nervous.