Movie: Kung-Fu Panda

Since this is an animated movie, it has voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, and Seth Rogen. The movie lives up to the famous and successful names and provides good entertainment.

Shifu, an old master, has been training  Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper and Crane (The Famous Five) for a number of years. Shifu wants one of them to become the Dragon Warrior. By a quirk of fate, Po (the panda), who is the noodle guy for generations, is chosen to as Dragon Warrior.

Tai Lung escapes the prison and threatens the peace in the valley. He is a former disciple of Shifu. He was imprisoned after a violent attempt to become the Dragon Warrior.

Shifu and his famous five despise Po. Shifu, after initial hesitation, trains Po to become the Dragon Warrior. Po fights Tai Lung to emerge victorious. The famous five along with the people in valley honors Po.

The movie has amazing fight scenes especially Tai Lung’s escape from prison and “the Famous five”- “Tai Lung” encounter on the rope bridge. The great actors and the funny actors makes this a good watch.

Finally, there are two good lessons from the movie. Shifu, after finding Panda’s craving for food while under duress, finds an innovative way to train him. Shifu teaches us how to be a good mentor. The second lesson is the secret of the Dragon Scroll.

Enjoy the movie.