Many of you probably remember seeing Kung Fu Panda 2 when it was first released in 2011. You probably recall it as a silly comedy sequel that you saw in the theater and quickly forgot.
I can assure you that seeing this film after studying ancient Chinese religions and philosophies is an entirely different experience. In fact, the entire plot of the film takes on a different story. This is not a story about a good guy beating a bad guy, but rather a quest for inner peace and building a deeper connection with his ancestors. It is a story about living life true to the principles of Confucius and the Tao. And for those of us who have been reading the Dao de Jing on paper, this film brings to life the marvelous colors, architecture and topography of ancient China.
You should be warned that by watching this film you will likely want to take a trip to Jing Fong restaurant, given all the delicious looking dumplings that feature throughout the film and which seem to be a source of power for Po