Legend Of Kung Fu Rabbit
Recommended for ages 12 and over
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Mychal Simka
Producer: Dong Fa Chang, Elliot Tong
Director: Sun Li Jun
Runtime: 88 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Voices of: Jon Heder, Tom Arnold, Rebecca Black, Michael Clarke-Duncan
Fu, a dopey rabbit, is telepathically given the ultimate Kung Fu power after rescuing Shifu, a martial arts master, from a fatal attack with the promise that he, Fu, would return the martial arts academy tablet to his, Shifu's daughter, Penny. While on his journey to the academy thieves ambush Fu and unbeknownst to him rescued by Penny. As they become traveling companions they arrive at the academy only to learn it has been taken over by the evil Slash. As Penny takes Slash on in a kung fu showdown to get back her father's academy Fu will reveal his power and take Slash down while fulfilling his promise.
The animation and colors of this movie are vivid and terrific! Visually, it is fantastic as even the lighting and shadows stand out, in both indoor and outdoor scenes.
This film shows that sometimes a simple character that is trustworthy can do the most good. Shifu, a martial arts master, entrusts Fu, a large rabbit, with a tablet to give to his daughter Penny. This will be evidence of her inheritance as Shifu knows his time on Earth is short. Fu has a lot to learn and various characters help along the way, including a small rabbit named Biggie. Shifu has passed his Kung Fu powers on to Fu, but Fu must believe in himself before he can use them to the fullest. And he will need them as a certain evil Panda Bear has his designs on the kingdom and usurping great power.
While the film has several scenes of fantasy violence involving animal characters, there is a lot of fighting, use of weapons, characters being hit on the head with objects, falling, and so on in this movie. For this reason we are recommending it for ages twelve plus. The characters are memorable and the theme of loyalty is not to be missed in this movie!
Language: G/OMG-4; Butt-1; Loser/Losers-2; Idiot-1; Fat, Lazy Rabbit-1
Violence: A lot of fantasy violence in the film with animals using Kung Fu and fighting; the use of weapons such as swords and martial arts sticks; punching and kicking; characters are hit on the head with various objects and smack each other; characters fall from a great height; a few characters are wounded; a character is grabbed by the throat; a rope is placed around a character's neck but character is okay.
Drugs: The drinking of wine.
Other: The death of a master but his spirit lives on and he is seen again; a character says to another character, "I hate you."; Kung Fu powers are transferred from one character to another.