The movie industry becomes increasingly competitive as years go by. By now, many of us have seen cliche scenes in a film that we’ve become so familiar with they’re no longer exciting to us anymore. What can be more exciting than a panda demonstrating his skills in martial arts? In the midst of all the comedy and action, there are lessons and morals portrayed throughout the movie. Chinese heritage is delivered magnificently and we get to see Po learn what it truly means to be a panda, which can easily translate into what it means to be, White, African American, etc.
Let’s Get Into It!
Chinese Heritage: Every second from beginning to end offers something new to learn about Chinese tradition. How dynamically the animation changed from traditional to something of the likes of scroll painting was mesmerizing. Bamboo, dumplings, pagodas, and temples all share their place throughout the film, and they’re staples of Chinese culture. The South China Tiger, Red-Crowned Crane, and The Giant Panda are all natives of China, however, in the movie we know them as Tigress, Crane, and Po. What I liked most are the strong references of Chi, which is what Po aspires to achieve, which translates to”energy force” in English.
It’s Okay To Be You: Po is finally introduced to his father after not knowing who he was for most of his life. As I watched Po figure out what it actually means to be a Panda, it spoke volumes to me because I went through something similar in my youth, being a small interracial child. I’m sure most people who’ll take their families to see Kung Fu Panda 3 can relate. A lesson such as this one is very crucial, especially if you live in a more diverse community like Southern California, where figuring out who you are can be confusing.
Your Family Will Be There For You: As soon as Po meets his family he’s embraced them, and even though things are difficult for Po his family is willing to fight beside him, despite the odds they face. I don’t want to spoil things, but Po does go through a tough loss in the film, and, sure enough, his family was there to comfort him through thick and thin.
Kung Fu Panda3 proves that sequels aren’t always worse the then orginal. Growing up with this series I think it’s better than the first. although I appreciate the other two. Hands down, Kung Fu Panda 3 is the best movie to see with your family, this winter. While you don’t have to be a child to enjoy the action-comedy, you can learn great morals from it as well. So after a fun night out with your husband, wife, daughters or sons, everybody will be kung fu fighting ( hopefully in a good way ).
Until Next Time
KUNG FU PANDA 3 – IN THEATERS JANUARY 29
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible — learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!