Chris Matel reports:
''Watching any kind of martial arts, demonstrated by practiced, dedicated masters, allows a viewer a glimpse of (beware, clichéd phrase following) "poetry in motion." Though portrayed less gracefully, and more action-sound infused with amazingly-butchered dubbing, American cinema has found a special place for kung fu in pop culture. DreamWorks Animation has created its own take on the genre, translating the various animal inspired styles of kung fu into the actions of the creatures themselves. Of course, with a child-friendly summer flick comes the inevitable licensed game, but this time around, kung fu, Panda style, doesn't look (or play) nearly as slow or uncoordinated as it sounds.''