Film Review: Madagascar 3D, Europe’s Most Wanted

| 16 September , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Frances McDormand
Sassi’s Star Rating: 5/5

Get your kids and see this film asap! It is awesome. I am a fan of the other films in this franchise, but this one really takes the cake! It’s my favourite for sure! This is the first of the Madagascars to be in 3D which might make it different, but overall, just fabulous. I sat in the film on a Sunday morning and the kids were just loving it, just as much as the adults.

Alex (Stiller), Marty (Rock), Melman (Schwimmer) and Gloria (Pinkett-Smith) are back with fervour. They are stuck in Africa after the Penguins left them there. They all long to be back at the zoo where they feel most at home. All are desperately homesick, until Alex realises that instead of waiting for the Penguins to rescue them, perhaps they could take charge and rescue themselves. So they set about planning their own rescue in phases, very specifically, but apparently their plans never really go as they expect.

Meanwhile, the Penguins are not intent on rescuing them at all. In fact, they have been having a great time whooping it up in a hotel room with their usual antics. Finally the stars of the show arrive to initiate phase two, accidentally forget and move to phase three, then end up going crazy with their plan, catching the attention of Captain Chantel Du Bois (McDormand) who is looking to complete her collection of animal heads, the Lion is her next quest.

In an attempt to make a quick get-away, the characters find refuge with a travelling circus. They end up becoming dear friends and creating a circus that mixes the French with the American style and suddenly it’s their very own circus on the road. They entertain audiences wherever they go and they love performing together. But what will happen when DuBois catches up with them? Will they make it back to New York city? And what will become of their new circus friends? You simply have to find out. This movie had me captured from beginning to end, it was well constructed, entertaining and visually stunning.

Get your 3D glasses and see Europe’s Most Wanted, in cinemas now.


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