After stopping off in Madagascar and Africa in the previous films, that gang of animal escapees from New York City zoo continues its globe-trotting tour with a shiny, bright and somewhat breathless adventure through scenic European cities in the aptly-titled Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.

The new film opens with Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo stranded in Africa by their cunning penguin pals, who’ve taken off with their airplane for some high-stakes gambling in Monte Carlo. Missing their life in the Big Apple, the foursome literally swims their way to Europe to nab those naughty penguins and to fly back home. But things don’t quite go according to plan, and pretty soon the gang is on the run from a psychotic animal-control chief, Chantel DuBois (voiced with delicious smarminess by an excellent Frances McDormand), who seems determined on capturing her first lion. Madagascar 3 comes into its own when the desperate New Yorkers meet a circus heading to Rome, and offer to join the troupe with a bag of fresh tricks and ideas to liven up their act.

The first film in the series to embrace 3D, this ‘threequel’ delivers many laughs and plenty color, but the action unfolds at such a frenetic pace, it’s as if the filmmakers want to cram in everything they can so the viewer doesn’t have a moment to stop and question the plot-holes.

There are, however, some lovely moments too…like nutty lemur king Julien’s romance with a big she-bear on a bicycle, and the sheer camaraderie that develops between our four heroes and the new friends they make in the circus, particularly Vitaly the frustrated Russian tiger, Stefano the goofy Italian sea-lion, and a beautiful Italian jaguar named Gia.

The film’s third act is an orgy of neon and music with some amazing pyrotechnics, as the animals stage an eye-popping circus extravaganza that little ones in the audience are sure to be completely seduced by. The 3D serves well here as things come flying at you in glorious technicolor, even as the usual message of following your dream and valuing your freedom is drilled into your head all over again.

Madagascar 3 is light and breezy and enough fun, even if it is a little hollow and missing the crackling wit of the previous films. I’m going with three out of five. When the curtains come down on this adventure, you’ll leave the cinema smiling… It’s like that old friend you enjoyed hanging out with, but are in no hurry to meet anytime soon again.

подать заявку на кредитную карту лето банкаполучить кредитную карту без справокоформить кредитную карту без посещения банкаоткрытие и ведение расчетного счета бесплатно

Did you like this blog?*
How did you find this blog?*
What kind of articles would you like to read on the blog?*
Name:*
E-mail:*

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


× 2 = six

More in Rajeev Masand

  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Tu Hai Mera Sunday

    Cast: Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Vishal Malhotra, Avinash Tiwary, Nakul Bhalla, Jay Upadhyay Director: Milind Dhaimade Sunday is just one of those days of...

    BMS EditorOctober 6, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Chef

    Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Svar Kamble, Milind Soman, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Sobhita Dhulipala Director: Raja Krishna Menon As feel-good films go, Chef,...

    BMS EditorOctober 6, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of American Made

    Cast: Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones Director: Doug Liman It’s been a while since Tom...

    BMS EditorSeptember 29, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Judwaa 2

    Cast: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Tapsee Pannu, Rajpal Yadav, Vivaan Bhatena, Upasana Singh, Anupam Kher, Sachin Khedekar, Manoj Pahwa  Director: David Dhawan Judwaa...

    BMS EditorSeptember 29, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Newton

    Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, Anjali Patil, Mukesh Prajapati Director: Amit V Masurkar Above all things, Newton, directed by Amit Masurkar, is...

    BMS EditorSeptember 22, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Haseena Parkar

    Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhant Kapoor, Ankur Bhatia Director: Apoorva Lakhia It’s bad enough that Shraddha Kapoor looks nothing like the real Haseena Parkar...

    BMS EditorSeptember 22, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Lucknow Central

    In Lucknow Central, a bunch of desperate prison inmates turn to music in the hope of securing their freedom. Surface-level similarities to Qaidi...

    BMS EditorSeptember 15, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Simran

    Hansal Mehta's cleverly titled new film Simran, starring Kangana Ranaut, has that rarest of things that’s practically gone missing from the movies...

    BMS EditorSeptember 15, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review Of IT

    A big reason that so many horror movies today feel underwhelming may have little to do with the films at all....

    BMS EditorSeptember 8, 2017

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2017 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe to our email newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news!
Thank You For Subscribing To Us!

Now get regular updates on the latest entertainment news and style trends.

Providing you with the best of Bollywood, Hollywood, style and more.
Get the best in entertainment, while keeping yourself entertained!
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×
WordPress Popup