Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
  • Time: 93 min
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy
  • Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Sacha Baron Cohen, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric the Entertainer, Frances McDormand, Chris Miller, Vinnie Jones


Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus.

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  • The third, and perhaps final, episode of the four friends who ran away from their zoo enclosures to experience a better life, are finally on their way back home. When Skipper the Penguin (McGrath) and his crew decide to take their warp speed travelling aircraft to Monte Carlo to win some big money, Alex the Lion (Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Rock), Melman the Giraffe (Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Smith) sense that they may never come back to fetch them. The crew decide to find them and make them go back home to NYC with King Julien the Lemur (Baron Cohen) and his sidekicks in tow. Animal Control officer Captain Chantel DuBois (McDormand) is called after the animals wreck havoc in one of the casino’s and is asked to put the creatures where the belong, on her living room wall. The movie is a perfect example of ‘old wine, new bottle. The main elements for which we all loved the first movie have been collected and repackaged into this brand new offering. King Julien is the same, his song is the same and the old characters seem to be there for no reason. Even Melman had no role as the ‘doctor’ as he always was, Gloria wasn’t shown for her ‘beauty’ and Marty wasn’t the eccentric that we loved. Its still a watchable movie, but is far from where the original epic was made.

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