Archive for April 9, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2

If you liked Kung Fu Panda then you’ll be glad to hear that Kung Fu Panda 2 will be kicking ass in a cinema near you this May or June, depending on where you’re from; May 26th for Americans, June 10th for the UK and the 17th of June for the Irish.  As with the first, the movie has an all star cast, but you won’t notice until you see the credits.  The only one you’ll really notice is Jack Black, who plays Po the Dragon Warrior aka Kung Fu Panda.

The film shows Po, now a master of Kung Fu, fight alongside the Furious Five to protect the Valley from a new enemy, one that could potentially erase Kung Fu from existence.  The new evil is Lord Shen, an albino peacock.  The film will also explore Po’s mysterious past, which probably means we’re going to find out (who the baby daddy) who’s Po’s biological father.

The original trailer was short and just showed Po talking to, and having a staring contest with, the camera.  An updated version was released, with featured scenes from the actual movie.  The trailer looks great.  This movie looks better than the first, which was pretty entertaining.  I know I give Jack Black a lot of slack, but I genuinely do like him especially in movies, like this, were he has a chance to try something different.

A game based on the movie is scheduled to come out on the 24th of May in the US.  Let’s hope it does as good as the first game, which got great reviews from critics.  The game will be released on the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii.

What do you think?  Did you like the first one?  Are you glad there’s a sequel?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Don’t forget that if you like this blog you can subscribe by filling in your e-mail address in the box on the right side of the screen.