I know that I have written about my two children from time to time… Our son is 24 and our daughter is 22. Since we live far from our extended families, we don’t have young relatives to take to the movies. With that said, let me also add that my husband and I do not miss seeing the cartoon movies when they come out… We happen to (still) enjoy them!
The latest cartoon movie that we saw was Kung Fu Panda, and we both enjoyed it immensely. I should probably have premised this paragraph by saying that I was in a lousy mood the night we watched it… At first I told my husband that I didn’t want to watch Kung Fu Panda that night because I didn’t want to “waste a good movie on a bad mood.” (Does that make any sense?!) But then I decided… since I am in a bad mood, why not try the movie and see if I can shake it (the bad mood, not the movie!) And, sure enough, that’s what the movie did!
It was absolutely a delightful movie romp… watching the under-dog (in this case the “dog” is the panda) work, work, work, until he triumphs. Jack Black does a wonderful job voicing Po, the overweight Panda who is given a task so large that most of us would not accept it, knowing that it would be impossible to achieve. Dustin Hoffman rivals David Carradine’s “Master” on the old Kung Fu television series. (Remember all of the “Grasshopper” talk?!)
Our daughter has seen the movie several different times, with different people, and she highly recommended it to us. We usually enjoy her recommended movies, and this one surely didn’t disappoint. We loved Kung Fu Panda. If you get a chance to see it, go ahead… (DON’T!!!) act your age, and enjoy it!
Not exactly what I expected on this blog but hey… sometimes you have to shake up the grey matter. Kund Fu Panda is just one of those great cartoons even we as older adults can enjoy.
I loved watching this movie. I loved watching my 5 year old daughter watch it as much as I enjoyed the action and the moral of the story. Not heavy handed and not trite. Absolutely adore Jack Black anyway and he was the perfect choice.
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Dennis and Vickie… You both sound like you enjoyed the movie as much as we did!