Ian McShane

Review: Kung Fu Panda

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Kung Fu Panda really impressed me with how edifying it is.  there are tons of valuable messages yet it was not preachy.  This movie is entertaining and funny I could not stop laughing.  This animated movie is an owner.

Kung Fu Panda is about Po a panda bear that is recruited by a team of Kung Fu masters to help protect the Valley of Peace from an evil snow leopard.  Starring: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie.

The Wisdom of Master Oogway

  • “There are No accidents.”
  • “You are too concerned with what was and what will be.  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift that is why it is called the present.”
  • “Let go of the illusion of control.”
  • The secret of all masters… is in the movie you have to watch it (no spoilers he he)


  1. Good pace
  2. Great story: with a strong underdog / dreamer rising up to overcome the challenge theme to it.
  3. Nice animation not outstanding but there were some really cool effects.
  4. Good acting:  I really felt the emotions from the voice talent behind the animated characters
  5. Cool use bullet time
  6. I loved Master Oogway
  7. I love the use of the peach tree and especially the symbolic scene with the falling blossoms.
  8. I really liked the wisdom of Master Oogway
  9. The great Zen way of teaching great lessons without teaching the audience.

Dislikes / Concerns

  1. I was concerned before watching the film that this movie was going to be stupid funny, not bad but one note.  To my delight Kung Fu Panda is so much more!
  2. It’s petty but I kept getting stuck mentally on the fact that Po being a panda has a father who is a duck!  I actually found it funny yet my mind kept getting hung up on it.  It has no bearing on the quality of the film and is not out of the ordinary for this type of move.  It’s just a little funny thing that got me really excited latter when I expected a big reveal latter on in the movie that I thought I should share.

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Meet The Five

Kung_Fu_Panda_The_Five From left to right: Masters Viper, Monkey, Mantis (on Monkey's head), Shifu, Tigress, and Crane (via Wikipedia).

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