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From Dragon Master to Dragon Knight. Can Kung Fu Panda Regain His Honour?

2 Aug

Kung Fu Panda Dragon Knight Poster

Available to view on Netflix
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Po (Jack Black) has to make “The Journey to the West” in true Monkey King fashion if he’s to regain his honour. In the latest entry to the Kung Fu Panda franchise, he’s neither the Dragon Master nor the Dragon Knight (the title of this latest series) because his tomfoolery destroyed a village. Also, he let it lose its most precious protected relic to two weasels. If he can’t recover the stolen WuGao Gauntlet with Luthera of Landreth (Rita Ora), a bear from England, then he’ll have a lot more to lose. But this female knight has problems too.

If this plot sounds familiar, that’s because we’ve seen it before in Avatar: The Last Avatar and Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. It combines ideas from the early seasons. One is in finding your true potential all over again. To see Po wanting to see people to have faith in him is far more important than the other arc about saving the world from a Thanos level threat.

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The Boss Baby is Back in the Crib, or Should That Be All Caged Up?

30 May

Streaming on NetflixThe Boss Baby Back in the Crib
Dreamworks Animation

The Boss Baby has problems, and the only way to survive the FBI investigation is to go Back in the Crib. Fans of this DreamWorks franchise are in for a treat as the entire Templeton family agrees to keep Ted (now voiced by John Paul Karliak) safe. He was living the life as a business tycoon. However, after finding his employees have been embezzling and framed him, he has nothing left.

This story arc doesn’t come into play throughout the twelve episode run and that’s very unusual. You’d think Ted would try to clear his name. Instead, he goes into hiding.

In contrast, the subplot about The Uncuddleables, a babysitter group who knows of Baby Corps, takes centre stage. They’re out to seize control. To see Ted deal with Baby Tina (Mary Faber nicely emulates Amy Sedaris‘ accent), who has taken over his role in the company, is the least of his worries. As a result, the hi-jinks are hilarious. Unless he and his niece get along, what’s going to happen next leads to more trouble that this institution can’t handle.

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The Usagi Chronicles isn’t Running at Full Throttle Yet

20 May

Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles Fans of Usagi Yujimbo by Stan Sakai are most likely thrilled that he’s fully crossed over to the animation medium in The Usagi Chronicles. His appearances in the past were scant and even though Miyamato is mostly a background character in this new Netflix series, it’s his ancestor, Yuichi Yujimbo, who is the star of Samurai Rabbit.

The emphasis is on the latter since it’s his story. This youngling’s goal to become a samurai. One day, he’ll be the leader of the team he’s friends with. The first episode sees him having difficulty gaining Gen the Rhino, Kitsune the Fox, and Chizu the Cat’s respect. This rabbit has much to learn, especially when making the rough and tumble streets of Neo-Tokyo his “home.”

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Quick Thoughts on Pacific Rim: The Black Season Two Trailer Drop

4 Apr

Pacific Rim: The Black season 2 poster and first look images released ahead of April premiereComing to Netflix
April 19, 2022

Taylor and Hayley Travis have new skills to show off in season two of Pacific Rim: Black! The trailer is now out and what’s revealed shows off the threat introduced in last season’s cliffhanger, and just how nasty they can be!

These siblings look confident in piloting the mech they found, the Atlas Destroyer, but along the way, they’ll find old Jaegers (that they may salvage for parts) and deal with a cult. The mysterious Sisterhood are hailing the coming of the Kaiju Messiah to save the world. This figure may still need to be born, but in what’s revealed in the teaser makes him look like he’s been around for some years. He just hasn’t discovered his powers yet!

Not everyone wants it and I believe this season will examine the tough decision to kill or hide the child away. But if there’s a chance of saving a lost soul, I’m all for it! But nobody will know until this season drops later this month.

Analysing The Adam Project

25 Mar

The Adam Project poster.png

Now Playing on Netflix

Shawn Levy
‘s style of humour in his films can’t be replicated. Part of it is in how he gets his talents to shine. The hilarity works in his version of Cheaper by the Dozen and Night at the Museum. What he imbues into these tales often results in a sequel or two. His latest might not get that continuation, but I’m hoping The Adam Project can lead to Project: Eve or Lilith. It’ll depend on adding a bigger biblical context to which the backstory skims through.

The father of Adam (Mark Ruffalo) is a genius and what he’s created can remake the world a dozen times over. While the present day (2022) doesn’t have the advanced tech to realise transportation now, the future has fine tuned the mechanism. He’s almost like The Ancient One in Marvel’s Avengers because he has to tell his kids it’s not a good idea to mess with time, otherwise the future would be a total wreck.

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