A very sweet animated movie, with Jack Black and a bunch of other big name actors (Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, et al).
Even though you didn’t see it, you already know the story:
Hopelessly uncoordinated panda, a noodlemaker’s son, loves kung fu, but doesn’t want to disappoint his dad (who wants to pass on the family business), panda is chosen as savior through a series of unlikely events, and ends up saving the day against a seemingly undefeatible opponent.
And you know it because we’ve already seen the exact same story a hundred times, in fact you’ve probably done it a few times yourself. (You are a kung fu loving panda, right?)
Oogway the tortoise is awesome.Ã‚Â (Even if they do call him a turtle.Ã‚Â Americans, eh?Ã‚Â Sigh.)
These things are so formulaic you know every note before it’s played, but it’s so sweet and nicely made that I don’t think that really matters.
Beautifully animated, great voice acting, and they really hit every note.