Kung Fu Panda 3

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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.

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