Kung Fu Panda

Director: Mark Osborne and John Stevenson
Year Released: 2008
Rating: 2.0

Strictly kid-only fare as a portly panda (voiced by Jack Black) with no kung fu training becomes a fighting master overnight and defeats the town bully, a continuation of the American myth that anyone can become anything they wish if they just wish it to be so and are lucky. The CGI is crisp and Jack Black provides excellent voice-work - really, it's a good gig: you're in a studio, you shout into a microphone, you get paid - though it doesn't break the formula of similar films and there aren't any real surprises.