Kung Fu Panda 3
PANDA Po and the Furious Five gang of Tigress, Viper, Monkey, Mantis and Crane, return to save the day when Master Oogway’s old adversary – thought banished forever – escapes to take revenge by stealing the chi or life force of all kung fu masters, turning them into green “jade zombies” ( or “jombies” ... geddit? geddit?) to do his evil bidding.
As if that’s not enough, the movie throws in a family reunion between Po and his long- lost biological father, who wants him to return to the secret Panda Village to “learn how to become a real panda”. His adoptive father Ping refuses to let go, which may turn out to be a fortunate thing for Po.
What’s more, pandamonium ensues when Master Shifu leaves the rotund, food- loving main character in charge of training the others.
If there was an installment of this saga where Po finds his true self and fulfils his potential, this would have to be it.
A simple but effective plot, a visual feast of great animation, a touch of rude humour, lots of cute new panda characters, and non- stop action. And if that’s not enough to convince you to watch it, Angelina Jolie’s kids actually do the voices of some characters in the movie.