Saturday, November 15, 2008

REVIEW: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

The Synopsis

The sequel to 2005's "Madagascar", in which New York Zoo animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, still stranded on Madagascar, start to leave the island. All of a sudden, they land in the wilderness of Africa, where Alex meets the rest of his family, but has trouble communicating with them after spending so much time at the Central Park Zoo.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert:
3 Stars
Michael Phillips:
3 Stars
Lisa Schwarzbaum: B
A. O. Scott: NA

Other Sites:

At The Movies:
Ben Mankiewicz: See It, Ben Lyons: See It
36 Oh No, 47 No, 223 So-So, 823 Go, 1046 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes:
T-Meter: 58% (Rotten), Top Critics: 62% (Fresh), RT Community: 75% (Fresh)
Critics: 61 out of 100, Users: 7.5 out of 10
Yahoo Movies:
Critics: B- Users: B+

My Review

Source Material: Sequel to the 2005 film, Madagascar, written by Etan Cohen

Brilliant: Enough to keep both adults and kids

Acting and Dialogue:
Brilliant: To test the dialogue to family film is there adult laughs...joke make only for adult ears that kids don't get but laugh because you are laughing...Yes

Cinematography: Brilliant
: The animation wasn't horrible but wan't spectacular either.

Brilliant: Pace was good and just long enough NOT to bore the kids

Common: "I like to move it, move it...I like to move it, move it...I like to move IT!"

Special and Visual FX:
Common: animation, none

B, great movie for the family but will Bolt destroy this movie next week...most likely...If you can't get into Bolt then watch this movie again.

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