Kung Fu Panda 4 | Chameleone karma

With the help of a cunning vixen, a clumsy panda fights against a cruel chameleone who wants to steal his staff of wisdom.




As he prepares to celebrate the opening of his dads’ new restaurant, panda Li (Bryan) and gander Mr. Ping (James Hong), Po (Jack Black) learns from Master Shiffu (Dustin Hoffman) that he will have to appoint a new dragon warrior in order to be promoted to spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace. However, the tiny and cruel Chameleone (Viola Davis), who has the power to transform into all kinds of animals, wants to steal his precious staff of wisdom in order to bring back from the spirit world all the villains that Po has defeated. Zhen (Awkwafina), a corsac vixen, will then come to lend Po a helping hand.

IMAGE PROVIDED BY DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

Chameleone (Viola Davis) in Kung Fu Panda 4by Mike Mitchell and Stephanie Stine

At the helm of the two previous parts of the charming trilogy Kung Fu Panda, inaugurated in 2008 under the leadership of Mark Osborne and John Stevenson, Jennifer Yuh Nelson managed to raise the level. Eight years after the release of the third episode of the adventures of the clumsy panda, the director handed over the reins to Mike Mitchell, co-director of Trollsand to Stephanie Ma Stine, storyboard designer (storyboards) of Raya and the Last Dragon.

Although respecting the original aesthetic, the tandem drags the Dreamworks franchise down. As misfortune rarely comes alone, the Five Cyclones, Tigress, Monkey, Viper, Crane and Mantis, are not involved. Remains, very intact, the crazy energy of Jack Black, who once again lends his voice to the panda Po, in addition to shouting out by covering a hit by Britney Spears, Baby One More Time, with his sidekick Kyle Glass from the duo Tenacious D, in the end credits. The contagious enthusiasm of Awkwafina, whose unique voice fits her character perfectly, and the palpable pleasure of Oscar winner Viola Davis are also significant qualities.

Several elements of Kung Fu Panda 4 are sure to delight young audiences – and not just the trio of little rabbits who are as fierce as they are cute. With Chameleone’s metamorphoses, Zhen’s stunts and Po’s fights, the film certainly does not lack spectacular action scenes. The problem is that the Marvel-style chainsaw montage spoils the fluidity and grace of the kung fu movements.

Smoothly led, the story imagined by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, screenwriters of the previous parts, and Darren Lemki, co-writer of Turbo, turns out to be too wise and reserves few surprises. Worse still, the authors have completely neglected the audience aged 8 and over by concocting a story without second-guessing.

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Kung Fu Panda 4

Animation Film

Kung Fu Panda 4

Mike Mitchell and Stephanie Stine

With the voices (in the original version) of Jack Black, Awkwafina and Viola Davis

1:34 a.m.

5/10


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