Jack Black is back again as Po the Panda in 'Kung Fu Panda 3' as he faces many new challenges. The third film in one of the remaining animated movie franchises right now and it seems to be striving. But would a third film be one too many or a great addition to DreamWorks production?
The film is also full of laughs which is expected in a kids animated movie. The jokes flow pretty well and considering what age they are mainly aimed at, they play out fairly well. The humour at times can be pretty childish so more mature members watching this may not get as much enjoyment from this. However I do feel that going into this you should know what to expect and if you do so, you'll have an enjoyable experience.
J.K Simmons voice for Kai was pretty much a perfect casting. He was fantastic in this and really helped the character seem more threatening and stronger due to his delivery. I really can't think of anyone who would've done better in this role and he was a great addition to the already impressive cast. Bryan Cranston was also a new addition to the cast as we were finally introduced to Po's father. Again he was magnificent and really added to the cast and really worked well alongside Black.
|New villain Kai voiced by J.K Simmons|
The film doesn't really have the balance for adults and kids as some other animated films have had such as Inside Out. There are many opportunities where they could of really pushed for an emotional moment but didn't do so. The film is clearly aimed for children which is clear to see why they have done this as they wouldn't be interested in that sort of thing. But there was potential there for it to have made more of a point about certain things.
I also feel that the training montage as they prepare for Kai could've been done better. It just didn't feel like there was really a progression in what they were doing. I felt that they could've done a bit better with this and shown more of what they were learning and also a different variety of things that they were doing.