The tone gets heavy for younger viewers—particularly after Shen’s lupine thugs topple the royal capital, plunging the Valley into darkness. But the protagonist’s climactic “inner peace” epiphany—involving a hypnotic Tai Chi tango with a raindrop—is visually and thematically eloquent. A protracted epilogue introduces an intriguing new face, hinting at a possible second sequel. Threetoosh! 2 ½ out of 4 stars.