The story of ‘Kung Fu Panda’ is
nothing really new, but it is told so well as to actually pack an emotional
punch. And it never comes off as laughable, which in lesser hands could easily
have happened. Speaking of laughs, there are many to be had here as well. ‘Kung
Fu Panda’ works on just about every level a family movie can.
The cast features Jack Black as Po the Panda. The furious five, the most feared
group of warriors in all of China, consists of Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey
(Jackie Chan), Mantis (Seth Roger), Viper (Lucy Liu), and Crane (David Cross).
Their master is Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), a fur ball creature who is a legendary
teacher of Kung Fu. Escaped from prison and on his way to claim the Dragon Scroll,
which will make him the all powerful Dragon Warrior, is the good gone bad Tai
Lung (Ian McShane). But first, he’ll have to muscle his way around 400 pounds
of panda to get to it.
‘Kung Fu Panda’ is a damn good time at the movies. This was the movie that
Dreamworks Animation so desperately needed after the disappointing ‘Shrek The
Third’. With gorgeous animation, spectacular action, a great cast and dramatic
weight of an Akira Kurosawa film, Kung Fu Panda is one of the favourite movies of the year.
1. Which of the following quality
does not describe the movie?
C. Stunning movie picture
D. Excellent actors
2. Shrek The Third is ….
A. as desperate as Kung Fu Panda
B. not produced by Dreamworks
C. not a moving picture
D. not a first-rate movie
E. a brilliant movie
3. The antagonist role of the movie
D. Tai Lung
4. The phrase ’a fur ball creature’
A. An animal who likes to play fur ball
B. A ball-size creature which is hairy
C. An animal with black and white skin
D. An animal who is good at Kung Fu
E. A hairy animal
First-rate = extremely good and of the highest quality