Kung Fu Panda 2

Theatrical Release: May 26, 2011
DVD Release: December 13, 2011
Kung Fu Panda 2
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Synopsis

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s awesome new life is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it.

Dove Review

This movie is energy-filled and features non-stop action! As with its predecessor, this film has a lot of fighting in it. There is plenty of martial arts including punching, kicking and in addition objects are thrown and several things are blown up.

The premise involves Po searching his past and the background he left behind to learn why his true parents didn’t raise him. The deadly peacock stands in his way due to a fortune teller saying Po would stop the peacock from becoming all powerful. There is a bit of humor tossed in as well. If parents are looking for something a bit more intellectual they might want to consider “Thor” this weekend. Many kids will love this one, no doubt, but due to the many scenes of fantasy violence we are recommending it for ages twelve and above. We are pleased to award this nicely animated film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Idiot-1; Fool-1; Old Goat-1
Violence: A character is hit with a sledgehammer; cannon fire; explosions, a lot of fighting and punching and kicking and various martial arts; fireworks set a booth on fire; arrows are shot at characters; a few "Kill him! Kill him!" comments; a raddish beats up a character in a vision; characters are hit with various objects.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Talk of meditation and inner peace; talk of fortune telling; a comment about soothsayers; an "I threw up" comment; a baby panda cries when its mother leaves it.

Info

Company: Paramount
Writer: Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger
Director: Jennifer Yuh
Producer: Melissa Cobb
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter