Friday, 9 January 2009
Kung Fu Panda - blu-ray
[movie poster from King Fu Panda via the Collider site]
Yay, I have been looking forward to seeing Kung Fu Panda for ages now, and so a nice shiny blu-ray version seemed like a good idea. The family had a riotous time, lots of laughing to be had by all. The adults and kids finding appropriate pieces to amuse them with some wonderful animation behind some great CG visuals.
The voice talent saw an army of famous people chip in to flesh out a story that was lovingly like the classic kung fu films. The animation of the complex fight sequences must have been a real challenge, combine that with some cartoon push and stretch carnage and things really come to life. The rendering has a lovely style that looks awesome up there in stunning full HD.
With the rhinos at the prison and the bunnies in the village I was reminded a fair bit of Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo - great stuff. Anyhow, here are a few nice images of the films visuals from the nice review by Brian Orndorf from the Collider site. They are shrunk a bit for taking a quicker look, still pretty big to see the beauty in there:
[images from King Fu Panda via the Collider site]
Plus here is one of several trailers - as the animation is just to die for:
In fact it was so good we actually watched it twice in a row :-)