If you’ve been to the movie theater at all this year, you’ve likely already seen a trailer or twelve for Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks’ latest offering.
My children have been begging to see it for, oh, about three months. Thanks, DreamWorks! Ahem.
But I have a confession to make, too: Every time I see a trailer, I find myself chuckling. I mean, it does look like fun.
Here’s my favorite one:
(“Here, have a dumpling!” Gets me every time.)
Opening weekend is fast upon us, but in the meantime, here’s a few links to get you thinking about it (because, really, what you need to prepare for an animated family film is some deep thought).
- The Tomatometer is showing an overwhelmingly favorable rating, so far.
- Coming Soon has a great, in-depth interview with co-director John Stevenson.
- And finally, if you’re a big Jack Black fan, you’ll want to check out this commentary on whether or not his career will survive this film. I don’t anticipate a problem, but the author makes some interesting points (see: Robin Williams in Aladdin making himself even more annoying than before).
Now there’s nothing left to do but wait for the opening. And maybe practice your kung fu in secret. Hey, to each his own.