I liked it.
I understand it did well in China, despite a boycott cum possible PR stunt by a Chinese designer.
I didn’t find many of its tropes tired. If anything, the Kung Fu stuff, the Chinese stuff, I thought was definitely in keeping with the Kung Fu Movie traditions and also some of it was quite lovely.
Even the anti-fat sentiment was clearly the characters’ problems. Po, the panda in question, voiced by Jack Black, gets fitter and more flexible and definitely more kick-ass but his shape doesn’t change, and the characters who oppose his shape either get over themselves or get their butts whupped. There were some tired tropes in the storytelling in that respect, but I also think that in the end the story redeemed itself (no, not all fat people/pandas are fat because they eat when they’re depressed or stressed).
So yeah, I liked it.
Stick that in your pipes and smoke it, alla youse who think I am only negative-man.