'Kung Fu Panda' Review By Brokaw
Although the movie is filled with bright colors and beautiful scenery - all they need is black and white because Po is the hero of the summer.
Okay, so what's a chubby Panda to do when he is given such an honor? He knows he isn't a Kung Fu master, like the Five. But this is too good to pass up, and even though some of the Five try to get him to leave, Po hangs in there and in time learns about himself and the universe. After all, there are no accidents. He must overcome a lot to keep up with the Furious Five, but both Oogway and Shifu see something within the black and white fellow that no one else does. He has what it takes to be the Dragon Warrior, but how do they convince Po of that?
Well, if you're dealing with an overweight Panda who loves to eat, you can use food as a lure to get him to do what he doesn't know he is capable of doing. Even though he puts everything into his training, Po is not the typical hero. He lacks self confidence but learns to turn his weaknesses into his strengths. As they say, there are no accidents.
This is a fun film for not only kids but also adults. Animation has come a long way and the spectacular scenery looks as though it was filmed, not made by a computer. You'll forget you're watching animation, well, except for the fact that all the animals talk. Audiences will get swept away by the sights of ancient China, and the spirit of one little, um, big Panda named Po. Although the movie is filled with bright colors and beautiful scenery - all they need is black and white because Po is the hero of the summer.