Day 3: Why We Love Kung Fu Panda
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**ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 3, 2013**
This was a perfectly timed theme for today! After looking over everyone's comments in yesterday's Share Your Discovery Story blog, I couldn't help but notice that there are people here who know other people that don't like Kung Fu Panda. And it's not just here that I've heard this, but it's something I've run into on other sites as well.
The very thought of it is personally foreign to me because it seems like all of the people in my own life enjoy the franchise. My friends chat with me about it, my cousins like to watch it during our family dinners, and even my gun-action-loving brother likes it! (And seriously, that's a huge shocker to me. We're both picky on movies, and he particularly doesn't like 95% of the stuff that I like. But Kung Fu Panda is somehow part of that meager 5%. He even likes to watch the TV show now and then.)
Of course, everyone has their own personal tastes in movies and other entertainment; if that's the case with these people, then that's perfectly okay and acceptable. But it's different for those who simply think it's "just a kid's movie", or that it "looks stupid". Hopefully they've actually watched the movies, because chances are they'll most likely see that neither of those descriptions properly fit. But in the case that they don't see, I'd like to take this opportunity to help them see. :)
The purpose of this isn't to argue about others' tastes, but to share in ours. We all know that the Kung Fu Panda franchise (the films in particular) is much more than just stuff for kids, so let's form a list here of all the great and wonderful things we love about it. Here are some ideas:
-- Give a few bulletpoints
-- Share a personal experience
-- Give an in-depth review of a particular aspect
-- Anything else that helps to highlight and/or illustrate the franchise in a way that shows it's brilliant and suitable for all ages.