Friday, June 8, 2012

It Might be Worth Paddling to Madagascar to See this Flick!

Movie Review
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a great film for everyone in the family to see. It's funny, charming, entertaining and feel good, and I can't rave enough about it.

The movie finds our heroes trapped somewhere in Africa (we're assuming Algeria or Tunisia, otherwise what happens next doesn't make a lot of sense). The Penguins--those dear flightless birds--have flown away in their plane to Monte Carlo, with the plan of making some money gambling. The penguins are supposed to return with untold riches and fly our motley crew (Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo) to New York City.

Well, Alex fears the penguins aren't coming back and convinces the crew to swim--yes swim-- to Monte Carlo to find them (again, let's hope they swam from Northern Africa). That's where our fun begins. Our heroes and their penguin friends get caught in the crosshairs of an animal policewoman named Capt. Chantel DuBois. For some reason, Mme. DuBois is given free reign to hunt animals. In order to escape DuBois, Alex and the gang hide in a circus car.

The circus animals can't perform worth a hoot, but they have a chance to go to New York city if they can impress some bigwig when they perform their London show--just two stops away. So, as one would expect, Alex, Marty and the gang endeavor to help them get better, and succeed.

The movie is really funny and heartwarming. There's a hilarious side plot involving King Julien (voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen) falling in love with the circus bear. And there's a great scary movie spoof in there that adults will totally adore, though it might sail over the kids' heads.  

Overall, this is a great flick. Nothing was particularly scary or frightening, so feel free to take the whole fam.

That's it for today. Have a great weekend!

-Hyattsville Mom

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