Entries tagged with “Jack Black”.

Kung Fu Panda 2
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Starring Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan

When they first opened their doors in the late ‘90s, DreamWorks Animation initially tried to match Disney and the newly ascendant Pixar prestige picture for prestige picture.  Than a little blockbuster called Shrek came along and the studio promptly developed a new M.O.: creating pop-culture savvy comedies packed with big-name vocal talent.  2008’s Kung Fu Panda was one of the more successful of their post-Shrek efforts, a fleet-footed and cheerful send-up of chopsocky martial arts movies starring a menagerie of cute animals led by the titular kung fu fighting panda, Po (voiced by Jack Black).


My final film review of a 2010 release has arrived and it’s for…Gulliver’s Travels?  I guess that’s one more reason to look forward to the new year.  Read my review of Jack Black’s version of Jonathan Swift’s immortal satire over at Film Journal.  And check back here on Monday when my big Year in Review–with my Top 10 of ’10 along with a host of other lists–will finally be ready for public viewing.  Happy holidays!