Kung Fu Panda 4

Kung Fu Panda 4

Po is set to become the new spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, but before he can do that, he must find a successor to become the new Dragon Warrior. He appears to find one in Zhen, a fox with plenty of promising abilities but who doesn’t quite like the idea of Po training her.

  • Released: 2024-03-08
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation
  • Stars: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Ke Huy Quan, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, Ian McShane, James Hong, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Lucy Liu, Manu Payet, Pierre Arditi
  • Director: Mike Mitchell
  • abphadore - 29 June 2024
    A Delightful Return to the Valley of Peace
    Kung Fu Panda 4 brings back the beloved characters and the enchanting world of the Valley of Peace in an exciting, heartwarming, and action-packed adventure. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, the fourth installment of the Kung Fu Panda franchise continues the journey of Po, the lovable panda with a passion for kung fu, while introducing new challenges and characters that add fresh energy to the series.

    Plot Summary In this latest adventure, Po (Jack Black) faces his most daunting task yet: mastering the mysterious and ancient art of chi. When a new villain, a powerful and sinister kung fu master from a distant land, threatens the peace and harmony of China, Po must embark on a quest to unlock the secrets of chi and discover his true potential. Alongside the Furious Five-Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu), and Crane (David Cross)-Po travels across new and visually stunning landscapes, meeting allies and adversaries alike.

    As Po delves deeper into his training, he learns about his past and the history of the ancient pandas who mastered chi before him. The journey is filled with humorous moments, touching reunions, and intense battles, culminating in an epic showdown that tests Po's skills and spirit.

    Performances Jack Black once again delivers a stellar performance as Po, infusing the character with humor, charm, and depth. His voice acting captures the essence of Po's journey from an enthusiastic but clumsy warrior to a wise and powerful kung fu master.

    Angelina Jolie as Tigress continues to bring strength and intensity to her role, while the rest of the Furious Five, voiced by Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, and David Cross, provide solid support and memorable moments. Dustin Hoffman returns as Master Shifu, offering wisdom and guidance to Po in his quest.

    The introduction of new characters adds excitement and variety to the story, with notable voice performances that enhance the film's appeal.

    Animation and Direction Jennifer Yuh Nelson's direction ensures that Kung Fu Panda 4 retains the visual splendor and dynamic action sequences that have become hallmarks of the series. The animation is vibrant and fluid, bringing to life the beautiful and diverse landscapes of the kung fu world. The action scenes are meticulously crafted, combining martial arts choreography with imaginative visuals that are both thrilling and entertaining.

    The film's use of color and lighting, particularly in scenes involving chi, creates a magical and immersive experience for the audience. The attention to detail in the animation, from the character designs to the intricate backgrounds, showcases the dedication of the animation team.

    Themes and Impact Kung Fu Panda 4 explores themes of self-discovery, inner strength, and the importance of heritage and legacy. Po's journey to master chi is not just about physical prowess but also about understanding and embracing his identity and the wisdom of his ancestors. The film emphasizes the value of perseverance, teamwork, and believing in oneself, delivering positive messages that resonate with audiences of all ages.

    Conclusion Kung Fu Panda 4 is a delightful and satisfying addition to the franchise, offering a perfect blend of humor, heart, and action. With its engaging story, endearing characters, and stunning animation, the film continues the legacy of Po and the Furious Five in a way that feels both familiar and fresh. Fans of the series will find much to love, while newcomers will be enchanted by the charm and excitement of this animated adventure. It's a must-watch for families and fans of animated films, ensuring that the spirit of kung fu lives on in the Valley of Peace.
  • reallayz - 18 June 2024
    Predictable Cash Grab
    For some context, I'm a teenager who grew up with this series. I saw Kung Fu Panda 2 in theaters, I have seen all the movies from 1-3 about a dozen times, and I love everything about them.

    After a few years, I saw the original Prime Video and Netflix shows coming out, and since I was pretty old byt this time I didn't end up watching them. Don't really know the plot(s), and I don't care.

    My siblings were having a "Movie on the Lawn" night for their school and they played this movie. Now, since this movie was played on a projector outside I'm not going to say anything positive or negative about the animation and stuff like that because I can just assume it was good at the least. I started the movie after watching some review videos on Youtube about how predictable it is and, I will say, I can agree with them.

    Now don't get me wrong, the plot was... okay-ish. I didn't enjoy the fact that they tried to bring back every one of Po's villains like other movies have done a lot. It's kind of recycled at this point. But when they say predictable, they mean it. I could see the "plot twist" from a mile away. The characters were the same as always (except for the fox, she had GREAT character development), pretty good. But overall the plot was weak and not a movie that I'd see again willingly.

    5/10 for the characters and for preserving the animation/art style. Recommended for kids mostly, not for teens/adults that grew up with the series tho.
  • CrimsonGucciGang - 3 June 2024
    Kung Fu Panda 4 Honest Thoughts
    The first half of Kung Fu Panda 4 is very good and, to be honest, quite entertaining. However, I found myself occasionally distracted by my phone, which made me lose attention at times. Despite this, I managed to see most of the movie.

    The chameleon villain is particularly interesting with its shapeshifting abilities, and the twist involving the thief was well-executed, even if it was somewhat predictable. Tai Lung's return is amazing; his kung fu scenes are peak excitement, although his presence, unfortunately, doesn't last forever.

    In the second half, the Po vs. The thief rematch is intriguing, as it isn't a typical evil vs. Good battle but rather showcases a good gesture from the thief. The animations in these scenes are, once again, impressive, and the overall execution of the scene is solid.

    The highlight, however, is the ending fight. It is done so well-the direction, the movements, the animations-everything is fantastic. The Po vs. Evil Po scene is just wow, leaving a lasting impression with its intensity and visual brilliance. However, it feels like the villains were nerfed, which somewhat reduces the stakes.

    The scene where the villains bow down to Po in respect was good, though it felt a bit underwhelming. While the animation throughout the movie is fantastic, living up to the high standards set by the previous films in the series, this installment has its ups and downs.

    Overall, Kung Fu Panda 4 is a good movie, way better than people said, to be honest. It's even better than Part Two, which I gave a 7 out of 10. I'd rate this one a solid 7.5 out of 10.

    While the original trilogy felt sufficient, Kung Fu Panda 4 still adds something valuable. As you watch, you get the sense that the story being told is necessary, which justifies the continuation of the series, even if it doesn't quite reach the heights of its predecessors.
  • kristywebdesigner - 17 May 2024
    New adventures of PO
    Hilarious and funny cartoon as a usual in this universe!

    This cartoon might be interesting both for children and adults. Gripping plot with new characters and olds one. Po stay themself. He is wonderful joker, kind and a little bit naive. In this plot we can see how different traits might be in one character. No one can be only bad or only good. Everyone has their own personality.

    Also I like graphics in this cartoon (as a usual in cartoons by DreamWork). It looks over-the-top detailed with bright colors.

    I guess, some people might say that this part is worse than previous ones. Of course the first one better, but the fourth gripping and hilarious too. I recommend everyone to watch Kung Fu Panda 4!