Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit

 
Kung Fu Panda copy has violence, some name-calling.
  • Review Date: March 21, 2014
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 89 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Despite his general demeanor of oafishness, Fu is a kind rabbit who wants to help those in need.

Positive role models

Although characters do work together to fight evil, this is primarily a kung fu-centered animated feature, and, as such, the characters don't venture away from "good" and "bad."

Violence & scariness

Frequent action, kung fu-style violence. Characters fight with swords and machetes, and they kick and punch their way through scenes.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

Some name-calling on the order of "loser" and "butt."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit is a Chinese computer-animated feature that bears one too many similarities to Kung Fu Panda. Predictably enough, there is plenty of kung fu-style violence -- characters fight with swords and machetes, and they punch and kick their way from one scene to the next. This violence is counterbalanced by generous amounts of attempts at physical comedy. There is some name-calling along the order of "butt" and "loser." 

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What's the story?

Fu (Jon Heder) is a rabbit who enjoys cooking. But when he takes in a poisoned elderly monkey who's a kung fu master, the master, through telepathy, passes along to Fu all his knowledge of kung fu, on the condition that Fu return a magical tablet to his daughter Penny. This leads Fu to Capital City, where he unwittingly takes on a job in a high-stress kitchen and draws the ire of Slash (Michael Clarke Duncan), an evil leader who has taken over Capital City. It's up to Fu to find Penny, find a way to defeat Slash, and realize that he has more kung fu knowledge than he ever dreamed possible.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Although some recognizable talent (Jon Heder, Tom Arnold, Rebecca Black, Michael Clarke Duncan) lent their voices to this Chinese computer-animated feature, the bottom line is that the similarities between this movie and Kung Fu Panda are too numerous to be ignored. Families familiar with Kung Fu Panda can expect to have a field day pointing out all these similarities, and it just might be more entertaining than the actual movie.

The quality of the computer animation isn't the worst, but it certainly isn't the best. Furthermore, some of the voicings of the other characters (for instance, Biggie) are potentially annoying. For families who have not seen Kung Fu Panda or Kung Fu Panda 2, your best bet is avoiding this movie and going straight to the original source.

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Movie details

DVD release date:September 24, 2013
Cast:Jon Heder, Tom Arnold, Michael Clarke Duncan
Director:Lijun Sun
Studio:Lionsgate
Genre:Action/Adventure
Topics:Sports and martial arts
Run time:89 minutes
MPAA rating:PG
MPAA explanation:Martial arts action and brief mild language.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byWOLF13 May 1, 2015
age 18+
 

another kung fu panda movie rip off... Your kidding me

This movie was a complete rip off of the movie kung fu panda and did far worse the the original movie this movie has lots of violence and not worth your time
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byThomas james October 20, 2014
age 11+
 

STUPID A TOTAL FAIL

A RABBIT THE SIZE OF A MAN YOUR KIDDING ME THE SHOW ALSO HAS STUPID VILLAINS AND A HORRIBLE STORYLINE A BIG 2 THUMBS DOWN

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