Review of 'Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted'

madagascar_3.jpg Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) are in Africa after their previous adventure having seen the penguins leaving for Monte Carlo. After a frightening vision of their future selves Alex convinces the group to head off to Monte Carlo to get the assistance of the penguins to return to their previous relaxing life at the zoo in New York. In their adventure an obsessive Capitaine Chantel DuBois (Frances McDormand) who is determined to have Alex's head on her wall and is willing to chase him to the ends of the world to get it - She is one determined lady! In fleeing the four join a circus that has seen better days in a bid to get to America where they meet a whole new set of friends. Will they be able to turn the circus around and return to their former home?

We were lucky enough to see this in 3-D which I have to say was very good here used to add a whole new dimension (literally) to the story with characters popping out of the screen (the bit with the “animal cannonball” was particularly fun). The whole story of course is very well done as is the animation and characterisation. A lot of fun and very well written. A worthy addition to the Madagascar series where each chapter is better than the previous…

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2012-10-14

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, and Conrad Vernon

Studio: Dreamworks Animation

Year: 2012

Length: 93 minutes

Genre: Animation

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