Went to watch Kungfu Panda with the kids yesterday in 1 Utama and in one word, I would describe the show as....FRIGGIN' BRILLIANT! Oh. That's two words. Ah well.
I don't remember the last time I laughed out loud so many times at a kiddy movie, frankly but the fact that many other adults were laughing along with their kids in the theatre made me feel less awkward. To me, whatever the surgical-magical-technical technology they used to make the movie seem totally irrelevant because for once, the digital technology, to me, paled in comparison to the script. The script was brilliant. Totally genius as it manages to cover humor, culture, moral and everything else in between.
The last time I laughed at a kid movie was Chicken Little singing 'we are the champions' off tune. And I think it was more like chuckle. But this time, I completely gave myself up to laughter when the Panda was training with his Sifu and fighting over the last 'pow' (dumpling).
And of course, it had a lot to do with how 'normal' and loveable Po (the Panda) is! He's just so......us! And oh, I loved it when he kept stuffing his face up with food and then when others give him the 'no wonder you're fat' look, he's give his own look back...which is the 'what? I'm hungry!' look!
There were too many favorite parts in the movie. We're definitely getting the video because I love it, the kids love it and the kids asked me 'Mom, can we get the video?' halfway through the movie. As we exited 1 Utama, we walked past Speedy and my kids excitedly pointed to the poster of Kungfu Panda and shouted, "They have the CD, mom! They have the CD! Let's go get it".
I looked at them and said, "Wow We just finished the movie, kids" and spotted the 'soundtrack' word on top of the poster. The kids were disappointed when I told them that the video will not be out until a bit later.
If you've not watched it, go go GO! Highly recommended.