Friday, December 3, 2010

MV: Kung Fu Panda

2008 - Kung Fu Panda

It's the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.


Legend tells of a legendary warrior...
  • legend: an old story about famous people and events in the past, not usually true
He traveled the land in search of worthy foes.
  • worthy: has qualities that make people respect them
  • foes: an enemy
...that his enemies would go blind from overexposure to pure awesomeness.
  • overexposure: a situation in which something such as your eyes is overexposed to light
  • awesomeness: very impressive and sometimes a little frightening
They were no match for his bodacity!
  • bodacity: bodacious = excellent or impressive
We should hang out.
  • hang out: to spend time in a particular place or with particular people
Because when you're facing the 10,000 demons of Demon Mountain,
  • demons: an evil spirit
You are almost ready to be entrusted with the secret ingredient
  • entrusted: to give someone responsibility for an important job or activity
  • ingredient: one of the foods or liquids that you use in making a particular meal
Then you will fulfill your destiny and take over the restaurant!
  • fulfill: to achieve something that you wanted to do, or get something you hoped for
  • take over: to take control of something
...who won it from a friend in mahjong.
  • mahjong: a Chinese game played on a table with small square pieces
We are noodle folk. Broth runs through our veins.
  • broth: soup, especially when it is considered to be good for you
  • veins: one of the tubes in your body that carry blood to your heart
Tigress, you need more ferocity! Monkey, greater speed.
  • ferocity: violence or extreme force
Crane, height. Viper, subtlety. Mantis...
  • subtlety: the quality of being complicated, delicate, or difficult to notice, often in a skillful or attractive way
When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see.
  • agitated: worried or upset
But if you allow it to settle...
  • settle: falls downward until it reaches the bottom
We'll bring you back a souvenir.
  • souvenir: something that you get to remind you later of being there
Impressive, isn't it?
  • impressive: admire something
Crossbows! At the ready!
  • crossbow: a weapon used for firing pointed sticks called bolts or arrows
What's he gonna do about it? I've got him completely immobilized.
  • immobilized: to make someone unable to move
I think there's been a slight mistake. Everyone seems to think that I'm...
  • slight: small in size, amount, or degree
Do you have a ladder, or a trampoline, or?
  • trampoline: a piece of equipment consisting of a metal frame with a strong material stretched across it that you can jump up and down on for exercise or as a sport
Those are sensitive in the flabby parts.
  • sensitive: reacting quickly or strongly to something
  • flabby: flabby flesh is loose and fat
And this ridiculous belly.
  • ridiculous: silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed a
And utter disregard for personal hygiene.
  • utter: often used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is
  • disregard: to not consider something important, or to not pay any attention to it
  • hygiene: the practice of keeping yourself and the things around you clean, in order to prevent illness and disease
Then you know what happens when I flex my pinky.
  • flex: to move or bend a muscle or body part
  • pinky: little / smallest finger
OK, yeah. I mean, I just ate. So I'm still digesting.
  • digesting: stomach changes food into the substances that the body needs
You picking on my friends? Get ready to feel thunder.
  • picking on: to keep treating someone badly or unfairly, especially by criticizing them
Come on. I'm a blur. You've never seen bear style.
  • blur: it becomes difficult to see it clearly because it is moving so fast
I'm feeling a little nauseous!
  • nauseous: feeling as if you want to vomit
Are your biceps sore?
  • biceps: the muscle between your shoulder and elbow on the front of your arm that you use when you pull things toward you
You're stuck.
  • stuck: to attach one thing to another, especially using a sticky substance such as glue
The only souvenirs we collect here are bloody knuckles and broken bones.
  • knuckles: one of the parts where your fingers can bend or where they join your hand
Your next opponent will be me.
  • opponent: someone who is competing against you
I accidentally tweaked his facial nerve.
  • tweaked: to pull or twist a part of someone’s body
  • facial: pat of the face
To nurture it.
  • nurture: to help someone or something to develop
you may be the scariest bandit in Haijin Province...
  • bandit: a thief who attacks travelers, usually with other thieves
...but you're a lousy tipper."
  • lousy: bad, or unpleasant
  • tipper: person who tips after a service such as in a restaurant
I know you're trying to be all mystical and kung fuey...
  • mystical: relating to or involving mysterious religious or spiritual powers
I vowed to train you, and you have been trained. You are free to eat.
  • vowed: a serious promise
Evacuate the valley. You must protect the villagers from Tai Lung's rage.
  • evacuate: to leave a building or other place because it is not safe
  • rage: a very strong feeling of anger
Wow. It is as Oogway foretold.
  • foretold: to say what will happen in the future


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