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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

10 Ratings: 2.6
Animated movie directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath

The sequel to the animated movieMadagascargives more of everything audiences loved in the first movie: More of the penguins; more of Julian, king of the lemurs; more musical bits of classic rock; and many, many more lions, zebras, hippos, and giraffes. … see full wiki

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6 reviews about Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
review by . October 03, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Though Quite Different, More of the Same
   In the event that you missed my review of the first Madagascar (gasps), allow me to summarize the bottom line: It was funny and it was pretty.  It could have been funnier and it could have been a lot funnier but it was pretty.  It earned its 3.5 star score the old fashioned way even if my own elevated expectations resulted in a bit of disappointment.      Fortunately the powers-that-be saw enough potential in the zoo escapee quartet to warrant a sequel …
review by . September 17, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
To me, there's a lot of similarities between the "Ice Age" movies and the "Madagascar" movies. First, both series are about animals going on a journey. Second, they have similar animation styles. And third, they both suffered the same problems in their sequels... although "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" made it through these problems better than "Ice Age: The Meltdown."     The strength of the first "Madagascar" was its silliness. It never took itself too seriously. The characters …
review by . July 23, 2009
But I won't say better.    Sequels RARELY live up to their hype, but this movie was just as funny for me as the first one was.    I enjoyed the extra penguin screen time a great deal.    Surprisingly, the new story line (of still being lost) held up mighty well considering it was a redo. The addition of new characters and the return of favorites (like Julian) tickled me throughout.    Didn't happen to watch this one …
review by . December 21, 2008
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Movie begins as a prequel, and ends as a sequel   2. Zoo animals, 2 lemurs and a stowaway take a trip and get dumped somewhere between Madagascar and New York City   3. "Somewhere" turns out to be a wildlife reserve in Africa   4. Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller) rediscovers his roots, and a "Lion King" tribute follows.   5. Marty the zebra (Chris Rock) finds out that the herd instinct makes him lose …
review by . April 14, 2009
After the success of the Shrek franchise Dreamworks wanted to make more hit franchises. "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" (ho ho) is the first non-Shrek franchise to receive a sequel, and I fear it won't be the last. Already there is talk of a third film in the franchise, and if studio honcho Jeffery Katzenberg is to believed, "Kung Fu Panda" is also getting franchised. I remember as a kid being happy when there was only one installment of a great animated movie. Of course, the original "Madagascar," …
review by . February 07, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Madagascar Escape 2 Africa, it's just a fun afternoon family enjoyable movie. How can you not like that theme song, I like to move it, the ear worm? The characters are all back, the penguins are hilarious, everyone is just fantastically funny in this movie. Alec Baldwin is just way too good in his role as the evil lion. The late Bernie Mac performs, and is given a mention before the credits roll at the end. A 12 and 18 year old with two parents watched this movie and laughed hard throughout.      …
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