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Kung Fu Panda 3 [2016] [PG] - 1.4.1



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In this sequel the Dragon Warrior panda (voiced by Jack Black) meets his biological father (voiced by Bryan Cranston) and helps a secret panda village fight against a supernatural villain. Also with the voices of Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim and Jackie Chan. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson & Alessandro Carloni. [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A female panda who is a ribbon dancer flirts with a male panda by raising her eyebrows and stating that he said she was beautiful; she then twirls her ribbon around him. A male panda trips and falls on top of a female panda face to face, but stands up quickly. A female panda flirts with a male panda by standing close to him and saying in a sexy voice, "Well, hello!"

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - In a supernatural region a panda and a yak fight and the yak launches wide knives on long chains at the panda twice and wraps the panda up in one chain until shafts of powerful light burst through the panda and a dragon forms around him; the yak attacks the panda, the panda ties him up in chains, making him grimace in a close-up, large rocks float and collide, the panda points his paws at the yak and sends power though the animal as he shouts, "It's too much! Too much!" and medallions on the yak's belt, which were once kung fu masters, return to Earth as living beings once more. A warning gong sounds at a palace and kung fu masters rush out to meet green jade creatures that are invading; a green porcupine chokes a panda who spits dumplings out like a machine gun at the creatures to drive them back while other green creatures swing long staffs and damage a roof.
 A bear shouts and runs into a shipwreck on a beach swinging two axes, an alligator rushes in with a sword, and a crane rushes in and punches and kicks a yak; the crane tosses a barrel at the yak, who wraps the crane in a long chain and from the outside we see a praying mantis enter the boat and green light flashes (we later see that all the animals have become jade medallions on the yak's belt). In a flashback, soldiers with lit torches at night chase a female panda (we hear that she died).
 A palace's stone patio is full of arrows stuck in the stone with handwritten notes attached to them; kung fu masters read them as a huge yak appears and throws two knives on chains at them (he misses) before reanimating a few jade animal medallions that fight the masters; after brief punching and kicking the yak absorbs the life energy (chi) from the masters and instantly makes them into medallions, except for one who escapes and the yak pulls down a large stone statue of a tortoise and breaks it, then destroys the palace, ripping down its walls and causing debris to float by.
 Two pandas practice launching themselves out of hammocks like catapults for an upcoming battle while others practice punching, kicking and rolling fast; large animated jade animals appear and the pandas hit one of them with a long staff as a jade alligator snaps at the posterior of one of the pandas in close-up but misses; a large panda and a goose fight jade animals with a collections of skillets, knocking the jade animals down as a panda rolls down a snowy hill to become a giant snowball, kicks a large yak and pinches the yak's finger in a secret technique; the yak kicks the panda across an icy lake twice and through the cross bar of a large wooden gateway, breaking the wood and the village evacuates as the yak approaches.
 A large tortoise is annoyed by a former student, a huge yak with glowing eyes and nostrils that puff smoke; the yak throws two wide knives on long chains at the tortoise and misses, the yak announces that he has defeated most of the kung fu masters on Earth and captured their chi (making the masters into jade medallions on his belt) and throws two more knives at the tortoise who wields a long staff, but the yak kicks him and absorbs the tortoise's chi (a kind of green magic light), making the tortoise into a jade medallion.
 A bunny and a male goose confront a large yak and tremble causing the goose to lay an egg, followed by a dozen more eggs laid in fear; the yak says he is the Beast of Vengeance, the Maker of Widows, the Master of Pain and the other two animals shrug. A yak uses magic to make his jade medallions of martial arts masters animate and chase other animals. A panda puts a headlock on a yak and twists his own finger to take them both into a supernatural realm, where the yak shouts in anger.
 A 2D illustration shows a large number of spears with warriors implied to be below the frame and holding them as many arrows shoot down from above and sail toward the camera lens as a group of pandas wearing robes have glowing palms that emit waves of power against an unseen enemy.
 Armed ducks in a palace shoot flaming arrows from crossbows, lighting cauldrons on fire. A panda runs down a street, slapping hands with bunnies, and one bunny's paw catches fire briefly (no injury is seen).
 Advanced kung fu student-masters practice in what looks like a torture chamber, using sharp pendulums swinging at them, flaming arrows shot at them, large maces, and twirling platforms; at the session's end, students lie on the ground, groaning, and a few hold one arm as if sprained. A male panda throws a toy and strikes an old female panda unconscious. An elderly female panda practices kicking and, missing the target, kicks a male panda in the groin causing him to grunt and fall to his knees. A sizable gathering of pandas and other animals practice kung fu in a large palace courtyard and the palms of their paws and wing tips glow with golden light and power. A female panda practices with nunchucks, knocks out an older panda and later, she hits a male panda's crooked teeth and straightens them. Two male pandas argue loudly about defeating a yak that has come to destroy their village; one panda leaves and finds a place to be alone, where he builds a wooden dummy of the yak and practices kicking and punching it.
 A glowing sphere falls to Earth, rotates to dig a hole and we see a yak standing in the place of the sphere, having used the chi of captured masters to return to Earth. A sequence begins in greenish hues in a supernatural world where large rock formations collide and break into smaller pieces and dust. A panda village and kung fu masters meditate and their palms glow with gold light. A panda floats in the air, golden streams of light flowing from his hands and feet and he speaks with a departed kung fu master in a supernatural region before returning to Earth.
 Two pandas climb a mountain, walk across a narrow ledge and struggle through deep snow, grimacing; one panda falls when he tries to roll down a hill, striking his head and face on a large rock and on a table without injury. In a kitchen baby pandas play with knives, sticking a dozen knives into the floor while one of the babies strikes a flint and lights a hearth. A panda watching a ribbon dance is struck in the head by a cymbal on the end of a ribbon. In a Hall of Heroes, two pandas play with armor and weapons, they shoot crossbows, wear armor, drive a war rickshaw, and spar with log staffs; one suit of armor expands to reveal a spiked collar and razor-like wings as one panda over exerts himself and we see him bent over away from the camera, resting (we hear but do not see vomiting). An adult panda in a few scenes seems to speak gibberish and has extremely crooked teeth and vacant-looking eyes.
 A panda vomits and we hear retching but do not see anything.

PROFANITY 1 - 1 mild anatomical term, exclamations (whoa, sweet, shut it), name-calling (loser, idiot, crazy, stupid, stupid, monster, pathetic fools, blade swinging maniac), 1 religious exclamation (My God). [profanity glossary]


DISCUSSION TOPICS - Family, adoption, loyalty, danger, cooperation, courage, sacrifice, friendship, love, respect, perseverance, self-knowledge, Eastern religions, chi, finding one's calling in life, applying one's talents effectively.

MESSAGE - It is rewarding to find one's own identity and to appreciate family and community.

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