Amazingly authentic in regards to its Chinese roots, it's shiny, mass-produced, and totally shameless in its imitations, without bothering to innovate. It even apes the Chinese advertising tactic of hiring foreign stars to mouth two or three lines for the camera and then commercializing the heck out of them. Hell, even the highlight of the film's creativity, the opening dream sequence, is, like all the best Chinese products, cribbed from the Japanese.
Just like bamboo, though the film's mostly hollow, it is also surprisingly strong.
Kung Fu Panda: 6/10