Nightmare Fuel / Kung Fu Panda 2

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Peacocks can't be scary, you say? Let this guy convince you otherwise.

  • The flashback to Po's past in 2-D animation makes the wolves and Shen look like real monsters.
    • Pretty much the only time when the iconic scream of the Indian Peafowl became genuinely terrifying - when he uses it to set the pogrom on the panda village in motion.
    • Then when Shen sees baby Po, he points at him and orders his wolves to "get them all!" Shows that he wouldn't even hesitate to kill a baby panda!
    • It really, really doesn't help when you start to notice that Shen's tactics are similar to the ones used by a particularly dreaded regime in Chinese history...
  • The opening narration where Shen is absolutely ecstatic about killing all the pandas is pretty creepy. The reaction of his parents when Shen bursts into the room with a look of sheer joy and excitement on his face is likely the same as the audience.
  • Shen himself is an incredibly frightening and intimidating foe. Let that sink in for a second: DreamWorks found a way to make a peacock, one of the goofiest and gaudiest-looking of all animalsnote , into an even more frightening and intimidating villain than Tai Lung, a snow leopard. And he knows martial arts.
    • "Do you want to see? It's a gift! I mean it's your parting gift… in that it will 'part' you. Part of you here, part of you there, part of you waaaay over there STAINING THE WALL."
    • The way Shen delivers this sentence in particular (where page image is from) is just dripping with sinister. Gary Oldman deserved an award:
    Shen: (To Po) Oh you want to know so badly... you think knowing will heal you? Huh? Fill some... crater in your soul? Well, here's your answer: your parents didn't love you! But... here... let me heal you! (Jumps atop cannon and blasts Po away)
    • Also, when saying that last line, he was also saying it to himself because he believes his parents didn't love him.
  • Tigress's glowing eyes during the boat scene is pretty creepy in itself. Note that this is a trait she shares with Tai Lung.
  • The fact that they don't glaze over "death". Many times in the movie, the characters say "die", "kill", "dead" which is unusual in childrens' films.
    • The Boss Wolf is also killed on screen with an audible stabbing sound.
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