Wednesday, February 2 by

‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Writers Aren’t Even Trying

Why wait until Sunday to unveil the Super Bowl spot that you paid a kajillion dollars to air? That’s the thinking for the next few days. Yesterday we saw Bumblebee go house on a car dealership mascot, and today we have a preview from Kung Fu Panda 2. In this short teaser, Jack Black‘s Po uses a wok to Ike Turner some bad guys. This is accompanied by the catchphrase, “We will WOK you!” This is equal parts sadistic and presumptuous. Sadistic because it would be like Rambo telling his victim to “Have a knife day,” and presumptuous because I doubt the target audience really knows what a wok is. Four year-olds and developmentally disabled adults aren’t exactly dynamos in the kitchen. Looks like script-polisher Charlie Kaufman was asleep at the wheel.