I don’t know why, but I’ve always felt that 2005’s Madagascar really didn’t need sequels. This isn’t to say that the characters and settings weren’t conducive to an ongoing plot of course, so much as the cleverness of New York zoo animals suddenly trying to make it in the wild really only works once. After that, it becomes a lot more about the characters and their trials and tribulations and in the case of Madagascar, a lot of that involves slapstick … more
Star Rating: The greatest pleasure of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is that it’s nothing more or less than what it is. There is not a scene, a character, a shot, or a line of dialogue that falls within the realm of plausibility. It’s a red-blooded cartoon – physically impossible, narratively unbound, totally absurd. It was a wonderful experience. I think we sometimes put too much pressure on ourselves to apply meaning to every movie … more
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