If I am to find the link between the previous movie I watched and the last one, it must be the spiritual realm! Here comes our family’s most awaited animation: Kung Fu Panda 3. We longed to see it right once it was premiered. Then, due to time constraint, we were aiming for a Sunday instead. My personal experience was like, just another sequel!
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Fulfilling Series – Although I’ve still missed the prequel, I could spot the plot flow for our panda Po, from an amateur to a teacher in this sequel. Of course, sequel 2 is about him as an advanced student. So Kung Fu Panda 3 makes his journey fulfilled and meaningful, as he has evolved from no one to someone, not just for himself, but also people around him.
Villain Magnificence – To match Po’s levels of growth, I also notice the increased power of villains from 1 to 3, i.e., from the regular realm to the spiritual ream. From this latter, Kai rises to challenge Po, for his inner energy “chi”. So it would be hard to stop him unless… Well, spoilers alert here! Hint: To beat an extraordinary enemy, one needs an extraordinary power! But it comes with a huge risk. Just go and find out for yourself.
Less Subtext – Unlike part 1 and 2, the patches of our panda’s background are now filled so you would expect less back stories/puzzles to discover in this sequel. Although the fight has been magnified, the pattern still focuses on martial arts and comedy. Or maybe its trailer has misled us? Or we could have bee used to how it ends? But again, Kung Fu Panda 3 is worth your family time for its giggling effects as usual.