‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ Review

Well, they say that the third time’s the charm and this movie proves that saying correct! Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is the best movie in the series. The film starts out with our gang still stuck in Africa after the events of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. The leader of the gang Alex, still portrayed by Ben Stiller is getting homesick and is ready to get back to New York. After hearing his pleas the gang sets about on adventure to get them back to the Big Apple. Their trip takes them through Europe where the meet up with the penguins and eventually have to go on the run while pretending to be circus animals. On their journey home, they are pursuing the very smart, very formidable, very clever,  Captain Chantel DuBois of the Monaco Animal Control. She stays on their tails throughout the entire movie (pun definitely intended) barely not catching them. Eventually, they get back to New York, yet find it different than they remembered. All around this movie was great. It was a fun family film that had many laughs to be enjoyed. The original cast still plays their roles very well, having not gotten stale over time. The new additions to the cast are also great. The circus animals provide a different aspect of how animals behave. Before we saw zoo animals, and then wild animals, but the circus animals are something different altogether. Surprisingly our group of protagonist seems to fit right in with them as if its where they belong. The breakout character of the movie is Captain Chantel Dubois, portrayed by Frances McDormand. Her character was a good amount of what made the movie worth watching. Just waiting to see what she would do next was exciting. Her chase scene at the beginning was one of the most stunning animated sequences I had ever seen. Now personally I have to say that I hate 3D movies with a passion. Wearing the glasses usually makes my eyes hurt and there’s very little 3D to be seen in most movies. Though after saying that I have to say I saw this movie in 3D, mainly because I had no other choice, and it was beautiful. I was surprised that my eyes were not hurting and the movie was filled with beautiful 3D scenes. If all 3D movies were like this I would go and see more of them. This movie was stunning and beautiful to watch. If they decide to make any more in the series hopefully they do not steer away too much from this one. I give Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted an Excellent 9/10.

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