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BMZ Review: Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience
By Ross Anthony


The Secret Ingredient is: Kung Fu Panda
Written by: Ross Anthony
Source: Ross Anthony's Hollywood Report Card
Date: June 9, 2008


Category: Reviews

This is a great movie! Sure the kids will have fun, but parents will love it too. Even miscellaneous kid-less adults will like it because it's simply a great movie. It's got action, depth, fun, comedy, profound messages and it's gorgeous to look at. Even if the dialogue had been thin or boring (which it wasn't), I would have still marveled at the lush watercolor-esque scene layouts, stylized characters and endearing animation. There is virtually nothing wrong with this film! In my humble opinion it's way better than Indy 4 or Narnia: Prince Caspian.

I did say "virtually" perfect. Unfortunately, the one place at which I saw room for improvement might require spoilage on my part to explain, and I dare not spoil such a beautiful film -- so I'll shut my mouth about it. Anyway, if you haven't noticed already, I'm very excited about this film. It kept me completely engaged and smiling. I left the theatre feeling great and any further thought about KF Panda -- warms my heart. You can't ask much more of a film than that. The film translated very nicely to the IMAX screen; while it's probably just as beautiful on standard screens, I'll certainly recommend you see it on the big screen to bring you that much more into the picture. Oh heck, this is my favorite film of the year so far -- A+!

Kung Fu Panda. Copyright © 2008.
Starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu
Directed by Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Produced by Melissa Cobb at DreamWorks
Grade..........................A+ (4/4)

Copyright © 1998-2008. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit: For Adult & Teen Novels written by Ross Anthony visit:

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