This past Monday, I saw Kung Fu Panda 3 with two of my friends. Before I get to the review, let me explain what I thought of the other two films. I saw the first Kung Fu Panda in 8th grade at the movies. I had a lot of fun watching it, the animation was great, especially the fighting scenes. The soundtrack was beautiful, I always love the Oogway Ascends track, there's not only a sad tone, but it's also very peaceful. The villain, Tai Lung (voiced by Ian McShane), was interesting, because he didn't feel like a traditional, Disney-type villain. I think it was his backstory that gave him a lot of empathy from the viewer.
The second movi
Strange Magic is an original story by George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as the main inspiration. It is a jukebox animated musical film with fantasy aspects. It has a voice cast including: Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, Kristen Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph and Elijah Kelley. I won't spoil a lot of the film, but I will point out things I did enjoy.
The animation in this movie is amazing! I loved the characters' facial expressions were a bit quirky, but with realistic aspects. I loved the textures and designs on the characters. Especially on the hair, now I'm not a trained animator