Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) Movie Review


Genre: Animation |Adventure | Comedy
Voice cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Martin Short, Jessica Chastain.
Run Time: 90 Minutes
Censor Certificate: U
Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon

Story-Line: 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. They travel to Monte Carlo where they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., the monkeys and a new arrival: a performing llama. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs and a llama travel through Europe without attracting attention? They join a traveling circus.

Voice-Cast:  Ben Stiller as Alex, Chris Rock as Marty, David Schwimmer as Melman and Jada Pinkett Smith as Gloria are as usual perfect. Frances McDormand is fetchingly brutal as Captain Chantel DuBois. Jessica Chastain is aesthetical as the voice of Gia. Bryan Cranston is good as the voice of the fierce Vitaly.  Sacha Baron Cohen adds the surplus of madness. Martin Short is apt as the overactive Stefano.

Technical-Stuff: Directors Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon were spot on visually; 3D effects were just mind blowing.  But directors didn’t put their total efforts in narration; there were slight lags in between. Captain Chantel DuBois scenes were not fully developed. Story is fine. Screenplay by Eric Darnell and Noah Baumbach was good and entertaining. Script lagged a bit in the second half. After “Madagascar” in 2005 and the sequel, In 2008, another four years are drawn into the country “Madagascar 3” is by no means a quick shot and you can view the technical brilliance realized work well: the detail and brilliant colors of the animation is amazing and the very high speed with the start, the filmmakers here, impressive. In particular, the chase through Monte Carlo offers unforgettable spectacle. Dialogues were good, especially funny one liners. The music (Hans Zimmer) and visuals is top notch for animation. The way light is used from light sources was particularly well done for an animation of this style, which was just eye-popping, and whirling effects. Editing is crisp.

About 3D: Its one of the elite group movies that fully utilizes 3D effects. The effects are lifelike, rather than artificially forced.

Survi VerdictThere are some definite blemishes in between and Madagascar 3 certainly isn’t exceptional animated flick, but the film knocks all of the relevant points and reaches the expectations. The way the writers kept the movie going from the start to the end was exceptional. If you have not seen the previous releases, you can still enjoy the movie. Worth a watch movie on 3D.

Final Word: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – A Crowd Pleaser

Survi Verdict: 3.25/5

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