Cinema Preview: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

OUT OCTOBER 19TH

SYNOPSIS

The Madagascar series that ignited the modern generations’ interest in lemurs the same way The Lion King did with meerkats nearly twenty years ago is back with a second sequel.

Alex The Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty The Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria The Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) are still homesick- desperate to return to New York and their beloved Central Park Zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. The friends travel to the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo, where they attract the attention of animal control and its captain, Chantel DuBois (Frances McDormand). Soon, with the monkeys, the penguins, King Julian (Sacha Baron Cohen) and two of his subjects they join a circus in order to travel across Europe without attracting too much attention. Constantly hampered by animal control they befriend a sea lion called Stefano (Martin Short), a tiger called Vitaly (Bryan Cransion) and Gia the jaguar (Jessica Chastain), and their adventures continue.

SHOULD YOU SEE IT?

Kids love the Madagascar films. Full of crazy animals, hilarious antics and simple laughs they keep their eyes lit up with flashes of bright colour and mad-cap adventures. The series has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, but the first two films grossed $532 and $603 million dollars worldwide. The figures speak for themselves.

VERDICT?

Kids will love Madagascar 3. The circus is the perfect environment for the character to shine and it’s a wonder DreamWorks didn’t think of it sooner.

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