Kung Fu Panda 2 Reviews

  • A must see for all ages, kids and adults will love this movie.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • At times, Kung Fu Panda 2 suggests Bambi redone as an episode of Oprah. Yet it's a more-than-worthy sequel.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Accomplishes the depressingly familiar mathematical trick of being both more and less than its predecessor.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • It may not tread new narrative ground, but Panda echoes some worthy tales that parents heard a long time ago at a theater far, far away.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • [A] satisfying, if less than sensational, sequel to the funny, charming and action-packed animated feature from 2008.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • Part of the problem with this sequel is how little it lets its star just riff with silly abandon, as he did throughout the original, rather than advance the serious themes set out by Yuh Nelson and her crew.

    Janice Page — Boston Globe

  • A fleeter, funnier beast than its 2008 predecessor.

    Nick Schager — Village Voice

  • Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson's true cannon fist is how seamlessly "Panda's" wild skirmishes mesh with its eloquent narrative, even if there are less pauses for reflection this time 'round.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Hardly a scene goes by that isn't visually striking or kinetically thrilling, and all of it enhanced by 3-D.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • No, we're not talking about Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter, although it does feel that way early on in the animated Kung Fu Panda 2.

    Nancy Churnin — Dallas Morning News

  • The film's visuals are thrilling, beguiling, vivid: the greens of a glade or a terraced hillside; the molten reds of Shen's smelting works or yellow-orange arcs of fireworks.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • Kung Fu Panda 2 packs lots of firepower: detailed, reach-out-and-touch creature design, lush settings, big 3D action set-pieces.

    Kathleen Murphy — MSN Movies

  • The animation is elegant, the story is much more involving than in the original, and there's boundless energy.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • With its mix of vibrant CG and classical elements, the movie dazzles.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • This entry aims to expand the series both in storytelling terms and visually. It introduces emotionally complex issues, and literally adds new scope via 3-D. In each case, the payoff is impressive.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • What really makes the film work... is director Yuh's sense of timing. She knows how to get in and out of a joke before beating it to death. A quick Pac-Man reference during a chase comes and goes, delighting without ever dragging.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • A precisely calibrated crowd-pleasing machine, balancing action, comedy and just the bare minimum of pathos.

    Kerry Lengel — Arizona Republic

  • While not as fresh as the first, the sequel certainly makes good on its promise.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • Po and friends redeem themselves with a terrific third act, the animation (in three distinct styles) is superb and there's enough hiii-YA-ing to keep the kids yipping throughout.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • "Kung Fu Panda 2" is a sequel that delivers more heart than laughs, and is, if anything, more visually dazzling than the 2008 original film.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

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