Review: Madagascar 3 -- Europe's Most Wanted

One can take only so much frenzy before it brings fatigue and puts you to sleep. Madagascar 3 is so filled with flips and high speed antics that you become tired of the film while watching it. Until fatigue sets in, it is a delight to see Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) on their fighting journey to return to the Big Apple from Africa.

Of course, King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen), Maurice (Cedric The Entertainer) and the entourage of penguins are along for the ride, which takes them on a whirlwind trek through Europe. Paris, Monte Carlo and Rome's Coliseum are highlights of this exciting escape, but it is too exciting to allow a glimpse into the creative genius involved here. The colors are spectacular and the movement is constant. Our beloved animals manage to hitch a ride on a train that is carrying a touring circus and provides a perfect cover for our 3D cartoon stars. The music is lively and keeps you on your toes while you watch the animals run from Captain Chantel DuBois, the animal control cop they attract in Monte Carlo who chases them throughout the film (Frances McDormand creates this Gaelic voice and steals every scene). Read More...


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