Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Dustin Hoffman: Shifu
Oogway : My friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours, until you let go of the illusion of control.
Shifu : Illusion?
Oogway : Yes.
[points at peach tree]
Oogway : Look at this tree, Shifu. I cannot make it blossom when it suits me, nor make it bear fruit before its time.
Shifu : But there are things we *can* control.
[kicks the tree so that peaches fall]
Shifu : I can control when the fruit will fall!
[he slices a peach and throws the pit to the ground]
Shifu : I can control where to plant the seed! That is no illusion, Master!
Oogway : Ah, yes. But no matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.
Shifu : But a peach cannot defeat Tai Lung!
Oogway : [folding dirt over the peach pit] Maybe it *can*, if you are willing to guide it, to nurture it. To believe in it.
Shifu : But how? How? I need your help, master!
Oogway : No, you just need to believe. Promise me, Shifu. Promise me you will believe.
Shifu : I... I will try.
Po : [checking to make sure Shifu is okay after his fight with Tai Lung] Master! Shifu! Shifu, are you okay?
Shifu : [coughs] Po. You're alive!... Or we're both dead.
Po : No, Master I didn't die. I defeated Tai Lung!
Shifu : You did?
[Po nods and smiles]
Shifu : Wow. It is as Oogway foretold, you are the Dragon Warrior. You have brought peace to this valley and... and to me. Thank you, thank you Po. Thank you, thank you.
[slowly lays his head back down, seemingly dead]
Po : No! No no no, don't die, Shifu please!
Shifu : I'm not dying, you idiot!
[he catches himself]
Shifu : Ah, Dragon Warrior. I am simply at peace.
[lays down and folds his hands together, smiling]
Shifu : Finally.
Po : Ooh, so um, I should... stop talking?
Shifu : If you can.
[Po lies down next to Shifu; long pause, then]
Po : Wanna get something to eat?
Shifu : [sighs] ... Yeah.
Shifu : [intercepting Po, who is fleeing the temple after learning he has to face Tai Lung soon] You cannot leave! A real warrior never quits!
Po : Watch me!
[tries to run around Shifu]
Po : Come on! How am I supposed to beat Tai Lung? I can't even beat you to the stairs!
Shifu : You will beat him because you are the Dragon Warrior!
[pokes Po in his stomach]
Po : You don't believe that!
[Shifu swipes at his hand with Oogway's stick]
Po : You never believed that! From the first moment I got here, you've been trying to get rid of me!
[Shifu knocks him to the ground]
Shifu : Yes! I was! But now I ask you to trust in your master as I have come to trust in mine.
Po : You're not my master. And I'm not the Dragon Warrior.
Shifu : Then why didn't you quit? You knew I was trying to get rid of you, yet you stayed!
Po : Yeah, I stayed. I stayed, because every time you threw a brick at my head, or said I smelled, it *hurt*; but it could never hurt more than every day of my life just being *me*! I *stayed* because I thought, if anyone can change me, can make me... *not* me, it was you! The greatest kung fu teacher in all of China!
Shifu : But I can change you! I *can* turn you into the Dragon Warrior! And I will!
Po : Come on! Tai Lung is on his way here right now! And even if it takes him a hundred years to get here, how are *you* gonna change *this* into the Dragon Warrior? Huh? How? How? How!
Shifu : I don't know!
Shifu : I don't know.
Po : [sighs] That's what I thought.
Shifu : Let us begin.
Po : What? Well, uh, I don't know if I can do *all* those moves...
Shifu : [chuckles] Well, we'll never know unless we try, will we?
Po : Well, maybe we could start out with something more at, you know, my level.
Shifu : And what level is that?
Po : Uh, well, I'm not a master but, let's just say zero, level zero.
Shifu : [chuckles] There is no such thing as level zero.
Po : Well, what about that?
[He indicates a small dummy]
Shifu : That? We use that for training children, and for propping the door open when it's hot. But, if you insist...
Shifu : When you focus on kung fu, when you concentrate... you stink.
Shifu : But perhaps that is my fault. I cannot train you the way I have trained the Five. I now see that the way to get through to you, is with this.
[pulls out a bowl of dumplings]
Po : Oh great, 'cause I'm *hungry*!
Shifu : [laughs and pulls the bowl away] Good. When you have been trained, you may eat.
[He eats a dumpling]
Shifu : Let us begin.
Shifu : [sitting down to eat] After you, Panda.
Po : What? Just like that? No sit-ups? No ten-mile hike?
Shifu : I vowed to train you, and you have been trained. You are free to eat.
[Po sits and picks up his chopsticks]
Shifu : Enjoy.
[Po lifts a dumpling to his mouth, but it is snatched away]
Po : Hey!
Shifu : I said, you are free to eat. Have a dumpling.
[Po tries another dumpling, it is snatched away again]
Shifu : You are free. To eat.
Po : Am I?
Shifu : ARE you?
Shifu : Our only hope is the Dragon Warrior.
Tigress : The panda?
Shifu : Yes, the panda!
Tigress : Master, please!
[pushes chair out]
Tigress : Let us stop Tai Lung, this is what you've trained us for!
Shifu : No! It is not your destiny to defeat Tai Lung, it is his!
[points at Po, then realizes he's not there]
Shifu : Where'd he go?
[after hiking up into the mountains, Shifu and Po stop at a pool of water]
Po : [panting] You... dragged me all the way up here... for a bath?
[he scoops up some water]
Shifu : Panda, we do not wash our pits in the Pool of Sacred Tears.
Po : The Pool of-?
[he quickly shakes the water off his paw]
Shifu : This is where Oogway unraveled the mysteries of harmony and focus. This... is the birthplace of kung fu.
[cut to a vision of the yinyang and young Oogway mastering kung fu]
Shifu : [leaping to the top of a rock] Do you want to learn kung fu?
Po : Yeah!
Shifu : Then I *am* your master!
Po : [sniffling] Okay!
Shifu : Don't cry.
Po : [wiping his nose] Okay.
Po : [dazed] What are you pointing at? Oh! Okay. Sorry, I just wanted to see who the Dragon Warrior was.
Oogway : How interesting.
Tigress : Master, are you pointing at... me?
Oogway : Him.
Po : Who?
[Moves around, Oogway's finger follows him]
Oogway : You.
Po : What?
Oogway : [Raising Po's arm with his stick] The universe has brought us the Dragon Warrior!
Po : What?
Shifu : WHAT?
Mr. Ping : WHAT?
Tai Lung : [attacking Shifu] Everything I did, I did to make you proud! Tell me how proud you are Shifu! Tell me! TELL ME!
[he knocks Shifu to the ground]
Shifu : [quiet and sad] I have always been proud of you. From the first moment I've been... proud of you. And it was my pride that blinded me. I loved you too much to see what you were becoming. What I... was turning you into. I'm s... I'm sorry.
[long pause, then Tai Lung growls and seizes Shifu by the throat]
Tai Lung : I don't want your apology! I want my scroll!
Tai Lung : I have come home, master.
Shifu : This is no longer your home, and I am no longer your master!
Tai Lung : Oh, yes. You have a new favorite. So where is this Po?
Tai Lung : Did I scare him off?
Shifu : This battle is between you and me.
Tai Lung : So, that is how it's going to be.
Shifu : That is how it MUST be.
[Tai Lung attacks]
Shifu : [after watching Po getting beat up by the obstacle course] There is now a level zero.
Tai Lung : [growls] I rotted in jail for 20 years because of YOUR weakness!
Shifu : Obeying your master is not weakness!
Tai Lung : You knew I was the Dragon Warrior! You always knew! But when Oogway said otherwise, what did you do? What did you do? NOTHING!
Shifu : You were not meant to be the Dragon Warrior! That was not my fault!
Tai Lung : Not your fault? Who filled my head with dreams? Who drove me to train until my bones cracked? Who denied me my destiny?
Shifu : It was never my decision to make!
[gazes at Oogway's shrine and picks up his staff]
Tai Lung : It is *now*. Give me the Scroll!
Shifu : I would rather die!
[watching Po get massacred by the training hall's obstacle course]
Shifu : This'll be easier than I thought.
Po : No! The Legendary Urn of Whispering Warriors; said to contain the souls of the entire Tenshu Army!
Po : [whispering to the urn] Hello?
Shifu : [from behind Po] Have you finished sight-seeing?
Po : [stunned, thinking the voice had come from the urn] Oh, sorry! I should've come to see you first!
Shifu : My patience is wearing thin.
Po : Oh. Well, I mean it's not like you were going anywhere.
Shifu : Well done, students... *if* you were trying to disappoint me.
Shifu : You are not the Dragon Warrior! You will never be the Dragon Warrior until you learn the secret of the Dragon Scroll!
Po : [looking up at the scroll] Oh. So, how does this work, do you have a ladder or a trampoline or something?
Shifu : You think it's that easy, that I'm just going to hand you the secret to limitless power? No! One must first master the very highest level of kung fu, and that is clearly impossible when that one is someone like you!
Po : Someone like me?
Shifu : Yes! Look at you!
Shifu : This fat butt! Flabby arms!
Po : Ow! Those are sensitive in the flabby parts.
Shifu : This ridiculous belly!
Po : Hey!
Shifu : And your utter disregard for personal hygiene!
Po : Now wait a minute, that's a little uncalled for!
Shifu : Don't stand that close, I can smell your breath!
Po : Listen, Oogway said that I was...
[Shifu grabs his finger]
Po : The Wuxi finger hold! No, not the Wuxi finger hold!
Shifu : Oh-hoho, you know this hold.
Po : Developed by Master Wuxi in the third dynasty, yes!
Shifu : Oh, then you must know what happens when I flex my pinky...
Po : [gasps] No no no no!
Shifu : You know the hardest part of this? The hardest part... is cleaning up afterwards.
Po : Okay, okay take it easy...
Shifu : Now listen closely, panda. Oogway may have picked you, but when I'm through, I promise you, you're going to wish he hadn't! Are we clear?
Po : Oh, yeah! We're clear, we're clear, we're so clear!
Shifu : [chuckling] Good. I can't wait to get started.