Do you think you’ve met your full potential? Better yet, do you encourage your kids to meet theirs? We recently took the girls to watch Kung Fu Panda 3 and I was absolutely thrilled with the overall message of the movie. Po had a tough lesson to learn — as well as teach, as he must now become the teacher.
Kung Fu Panda 3
In Kung Fu Panda 3, Po’s latest adventure brings him full circle as he continues his evolution as the Dragon Warrior. Po realizes he still has a lot to learn when he leaves his comfort zone as a martial arts student to take on the responsibilities of a teacher. At the same time, he must bring together his biological family and his kung fu family – and become a master of the past and the future. Whatever obstacles he faces along the way, he never gives up.
It’s this determination and positive attitude in the face of struggle that helps Po push through the hard times, even when he wants to stop. Master Shifu gave Po an incredible life lesson when he tells him,
“If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are now.”
Powerful, right?! How often do we get content in simply “being” and never reaching for more. Po has to dig deep within himself to discover who he really is. To do as Shifu tells him, “Turn YOU into YOU.” Through confusion, self doubt, and the revelation of a new part of his history, Po finds that he is far greater than the panda he believed himself to be. Shifu also reminds Po of the greatness that Master Oogway saw in him — much more than Po can see in himself.
Kung Fu Panda 3 flies into theaters everywhere on Friday, January 29.
When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
The film stars Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, and Randall Duk Kim.