Movie Review: Madagascar 3, Europe's Most Wanted 3D (2012)
Athough it has its slow moments in the middle, Madagascar 3 3D can give children an eye-popping good time at the movies filled with funny and silly moments accompanied by great music tracks. Even better, the adults taking them to the movies will enjoy it as well.
This is the third movie in the Madagascar franchise and it is better than the last one. The former inhabitants of the New York City zoo are still trying to get home, this time by way of Europe. No sooner do they hit the shores of Monte Carlo than Alex, Melman, Marty, Gloria and the gang create havoc and attract their nemesis in the form of a creepy Animal Control militant with the alluring name of Captain Chantel DuBois. But how can a gang of zoo animals elude this hyper-resolute frenchwoman with an ulterior motive? Join the circus of course! How can these resourceful, displaced zoo animals get back to America? Own the circus of course! A circus filled with few tricks, undaring acrobats, and a mute bear riding a small bicycle? Uh...Yeah!
You'll meet some new characters with talent and be introduced to one of the most impossible and incongruous love affairs around. However, Madagascar 3 is all about achieving the impossible and that dreams no matter how unlikely are worth the pursuit.
This animated movie was so suited to 3D and the gorgeous and riotous use of color really pop out. Also, if this is the first Madagascar movie your child has seen, it's not necessary to have seen the first two to enjoy this movie. If you have seen the other two, expect more of the same daffiness, quirkiness, and heart. For the adults who admire Edith Piaf, Captain DuBois's rendition of "Non, je ne regrette rien" will be memorable.
- Rated: PG
- Time: 90 minutes
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