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Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

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Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Po (voice)
Bryan Cranston ... Li (voice)
Dustin Hoffman ... Shifu (voice)
Angelina Jolie ... Tigress (voice)
J.K. Simmons ... Kai (voice)
Jackie Chan ... Monkey (voice)
Seth Rogen ... Mantis (voice)
Lucy Liu ... Viper (voice)
David Cross ... Crane (voice)
Kate Hudson ... Mei Mei (voice)
James Hong ... Mr. Ping (voice)
Randall Duk Kim ... Oogway (voice)
Steele Gagnon ... Bao (voice)
Liam Knight ... Lei Lei (voice)
Wayne Knight ... Big Fun / Hom-Lee (voice)
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Storyline

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Grab destiny by the rice dumplings. See more »


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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Gong fu xiong mao 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,282,042, 31 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$143,528,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$521,170,825
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2.39 : 1 (CinemaScope)
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Trivia

Initially, Character Designer Nicolas Marlet designed scarab jombies, to serve as sidekicks to Kai, amongst them, were some that had flame designs and ribbons, like Chinese dancers. See more »

Goofs

When Oogway fights with General Kai face to face in the Spirit World, he wrote the Chinese character Chi (Pinyin is Qi4) and pushed it to attack Kai. Since the audience (and General Kai) can see this Chinese character in the right way, that means Oogway wrote this Chinese character in the opposite way (like in a mirror), which is awkward. Is Oogway really considerate?

It could be that the shot was added flipped left to right. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Oogway: Inner peace... inner peace.
[a flower petal falls on his nose]
Oogway: Itchy nose...
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the usual Dreamworks SKG opening with the little boy fishing from a crescent moon in the sky, Po climbs a huge staircase, jumps onto the crescent, and fishes from there. See more »

Alternate Versions

The FX print begins with the 2013 Universal Pictures logo plastered over the 2010 20th Century Fox logo. See more »

Connections

References Alexander Njefski (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Kung Fu Fighting
Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by The Vamps
Produced by The Vamps
The Vamps appear courtesy of Virgin EMI Records and Global Entertainment
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Bearable
17 March 2016 | by robsta23See all my reviews

Kung Fu Panda 3 meets the minimum requirements in what fans of the first two films would expect: jokes about weight, Po's still struggling with handling Kung Fu (even though he became the "dragon warrior" at the end of the first film) and questions of how to determine what true family is. Sadly, the film itself lazily meets these expectations without providing much else for its fan base.

We start with an uninteresting villain played by J.K. Simmons. He is an associate of Master Oogway, and that is how he is known (this joke gets really old really fast within the film itself). He manages to escape the spirit realm (this universe's equivalent of the afterlife) and is determined to take over the spirits of kung fu masters because.... well who cares? The film simply establishes he is a bad guy who wants revenge and to have control over the real world - you know, your typical one-dimensional children's movie villain.

Po's father, played by Bryan Cranston, finds him at the start of the film, which is really convenient because pandas are supposed to know about something called "chi" which is what the villain is after. Pandas were known to heal Oogway with this power in the past, and it is of course the only way to stop Simmons' character. This subplot eventually clears up what we did not know about the pandas in this universe, and of course the film goes to great lengths to make comedy out of how lazy pandas turn out to be.

The jokes used in this film are just rehashed jokes from the first two films, not providing great comedy as its predecessors since it proves to be unoriginal. Kung Fu Panda 3 is still enjoyable, but its strength lies on the theme of questionable identity posed by the two competing fathers of the film: Mr. Ping and Li. This is only touched on a few times throughout the film, but when it is touched on it brings up interesting questions about whether Po would need nature or nurture: that is, does he need his biological father or the one who raised him. These moments are the only ones of great intrigue within the film.

There is also a return to a cop-out fighting technique from the first film that makes the conflict of the story less difficult for Po to get through. While the film has the same spirit of its predecessors, Kung Fu Panda 3 is not a very fun film, but it is not terrible.

2.5/4.0


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