Yesterday I watched "Kung Fu Panda" in the afternoon -- the DVD was due back that day, so I had to. It wasn't as fun as watching it in the theater, so to keep from being bored, I did the analysis I told you about earlier in Scriptwriting - Pacing a Movie Script. Since the whole movie was a little less than 90 min., all the steps took place a little sooner, but they were still there. (Spoiler alert)
catalyst at 10 min
Occurs early at 8 min. with the proclamation to the whole valley that Oogway is about to choose the Dragon Warrior and they could all come watch.
new twist at 45 min
We learn that the villain, Tai Lung, is actually the adopted son of Master Shifu and has been trained by the Master himself.
reversal at 60 mins
After Shifu has been training Po with food, and Po finally says, "I'm not hungry." Also, up to that point, Po kept denying that he was the Dragon Warrior but after this realizes he is.
climax at 90 min
A long fight scene at the end of the movie.
I find I only think about this sort of thing when I'm not that interested in the movie itself, and it adds to the enjoyment. But now here’s another example of structuring the script