While animated films are typically built for kids, adults certainly like to join in on the magic. Adults venturing to see “Kung Fu Panda 3” with their kids (or with no kids), will not be disappointed.
In a movie, we like to feel as if the characters and the world where they exist are real, as if it could happen, is happening, or will happen. This task becomes harder for animated films. Yet, for the third installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, this is no problem. Not only do the characters feel real, but they become human to the viewer.
From a story perspective, the movie is rich and emotional. The main villain, Kai, successfully creates a feeling of certain doom, conquering all who stand in his way, and collecting all the “Chi” around him, the energy that exists in all living things in this animated universe.
The movie revolves around Po’s spiritual struggle to find the power to stop his evil adversary.
The movie offers a roller coaster of emotions, exciting and riveting one moment, to ominous and somber the next. The character’s facial expressions and feelings resonate through the audience at each change of chord.
From a visual perspective, “Kung Fu Panda 3” is absolutely stunning, and one of the few movies actually worth seeing in 3D.
The story, combined with these visual effects, allows the audience to be completely immersed in the experience, and makes them feel as if they are part of the world. The emotions from the characters pop, and the action scenes come to life in front of you.
Overall, “Kung Fu Panda 3” is enjoyable for all age groups.