Straight From a Movie

Pensive Thoughts on Paper | Movie Reviews and Quotes Website

Tag: Glenn Berger

Kung Fu Panda 3 Review (2016)

Kung Fu Panda 3 is just as adorable as its predecessors.


Po is back with his unceasing shenanigans. The humour he manages to squeeze out with a droll face and his non-stop clumsy acts is just A1. Ice that up with the perfect comic delivery of Jack Black, and we get a Panda that just takes it up to another level of awesomeness. He still gets awestruck by trivial things. Still does all the things that he used to, to throw you into fits of laughter. Kung Fu Panda 3 is yet another installment that doesn’t stop at nothing to make you giggle whilst you chomp on your popcorn.

The movie is an info-taining lesson that teaches us a lot of crucial stuff like teamwork, improvisation, support, brotherhood, unity and forgiveness. CGI is just as great as the previous installments. If you are looking for fun, boy this movie is nothing but the Kung “Fun” Panda 3!


Sticking to its origin when it comes to the plot, where we always get served a badass villain who ends up getting ridiculed by the cloddish mien of our protagonist Kung Fu Panda 3 is no different. We are offered a fixed mainstream story-line when it comes to fighting bits. Exploring a little softer side, we find a pleasant addition to the tale in the form of Li, the biological father of Po. He is equally upbeat and cool like Po.


Plot delves into darker waters as we find Li tricking Po into visiting his village convincing him to teach him Chi. Bubbly as Po is he gets sold to the faux story and walks, nay, clambers his way towards the awesome village of even cuter Pandas who overwhelm him with their unique acts. Kai, the ruthless villain from the spirit realm rummages through their village to have a final face-off against our hero. A complete entertaining package!


If you look at the downsides, things go in a lot of fantastical zone like the introduction of Chi, learning which should be a Herculean task for the Panda town. But they ace it in a jiffy. So, wasn’t tangible exactly, but then again isn’t the movie franchise entirely fictional already?

So, overlooking everything incredible in the Panda series, I come to the bottom-line: Kung Fu Panda 3 is a great entertainer!

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Review (2015)

The SpongeBob Movie is no different than watching SpongeBob’s animated series on TV. That being said SpongeBob fans are gonna love it! It packs in the same amount of fun with slapstick humor that sometimes wades through cheesy waters. The plot is nicely written and entirely based on juvenile fantasy. Some of the humor bits might crack you up big time. But some might leave you with a mere meh!

What was disappointing is the fact that the movie primarily sold on – “gang coming out of the water into our real world” which they failed to milk enough. It only happens during the climax of the flick at which point the humor simply dies down. Trying to blend the 3D animation with the real world did look rad at times, however the reality surrounding them seemed pretty unaffected. There was an utter disconnect that simply killed the movie then and there. I really kept hoping things to revive, but eventually the movie started dwindling into mediocrity. Shouldn’t have named it “Sponge Out of Water!”

Overall, the movie was okay. The 2D animation was top-notch and the story that they played along with it prior to them coming out of the water, was exceptional and funny. Taking that into consideration I would brand this as a one-timer. Kids are gonna love it though.