Kung Fu Panda is perhaps one of the better franchises outside of the Pixar/Disney brand and certainly well above the likes of Madagascar and Ice Age. Still, as family friendly as this third entry is, to go along with a positive message, I wasn’t nearly as entertained though admittedly I found the first two to be merely above average fare anyway.
Overall, I suppose if you have nothing better to watch on a Saturday night, you certainly could to worse than The Guilt Trip, plus if you’re a fan of either Rogen or Streisand, you might enjoy a bit more than I did. In the end, the movie does contain a couple of laughs and the pairing of the two stars was well done, but the script fails.
The Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special isn’t anything profound or breaks new ground in terms of animation or anything, but with a short running time and a good message, this can be watched by the entire family. The Blu-ray offers up more than satisfactory audio/video transfers, though the features have much to be desired.
Kung Fu Panda 2 is a fun movie with incredible animation and, like the last installment, a great ensemble of voice talents. I wasn’t as enamored with the story as some, although I do like it wasn’t a mere rehash of the original. The Blu-ray itself boasts excellent video and audio transfers as well as a solid compilation of features making this a worthwhile purchase if you enjoyed the film.
Kung Fu Panda 2 is a fun movie with incredible animation and, like the last installment, a great ensemble of voice talents. I wasn’t as enamored with the story as some, although I do like it wasn’t a mere rehash of the original. The DVD has OK video and audio and a decent amount of features, though if you want the most (in terms of all three), the Blu-ray is the way to go.
This “Halloween Party DVD Pack” containing Scared Shrekless and Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space are both fun animated shorts for all ages. Not sure if they’ll become some sort of a yearly ritual viewing but both are worth checking out if you haven’t already. While the combined running time is under an hour, the set is prices around $15 and might be worth picking up especially if you’re a fan of either films.