Kung Fu Panda
No one makes Mike laugh like Jack Black. There’s Orange County, and the spoof on Lord of the Rings from the MTV Movie Awards where Jack Black is playing Frodo and he tries the ring on his…let’s just say, “not his finger” and it gets stuck.
The Mini’s liked the movie too. It’s not only Jack Black that makes the movie fun to watch. The action scenes are very exciting, well-spaced, and not too violent.
The animation is beautiful. The entire first 10 minutes looks like a Japanese print technique called hanga, which I can’t explain, but it’s my very favorite style of Japanese print.
There was a part where the antagonist Tai Lung the snow leopard, played by Deadwood’s (effin’) Ian McShane, is breaking out of prison. And he’s mean. And evil. And (effin’) Ian McShane.*
So he’s breaking out and Minimike is crawling all over me, whispering, “Mommy, I’m scared. Mommy, I’m scared.” I’m holding her tight and she peeks out as Tai Lung is fighting his way out of the abyss. Then she whispered in awe,
I think he is my favorite character!
*For the non-fans, Deadwood is all about the “effin’,” which is a shame because otherwise I would recommend it. It’s just a really good show, because of and despite the language.