G) Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted
Running Time: 93 Minutes.
3 stars out of 4.
One of the most successful animated series of all time is back yet again, with Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted 3D. This film marks the third and best Madagascar film in the trilogy.
Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted 3D follows Alex the lion( Ben Stiller), Melman the giraffe ( David Schwimmer), Gloria the hippopotamus( Jada Pinkett Smith), and Marty the Zebra( Chris Rock) as they try yet again to find there way back home to the New York City zoo, as they feel that is where they belong. The film picks up where the second instalment left off, in AFRICA.
Madagascar 3 is the absolute best Madagascar film in the trilogy. The film contains exceptional use of 3D, a very talented voice cast carried by Ben Stiller as Alex the lion, and a fun, comedic, and adventurous story. After seeing Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which I disliked very much I thought that Dreamworks Animation had stretched this film series out way too long, like how they did for Shrek. I was wrong, this is a funny, entertaining, and humorous film that I enjoyed. However, I often felt that the montages, and sequences worked better than most of the scenes.
To me the Alex character's personalty changed too much from th first and second films. In this film he comes off as the sweet, enduring, and the cool guy that everyone basically worships. In the other films he was the obnoxious lion, that many people disliked, and that is what made him a character to remember in the previous films. In this film he is quite boring, unlike Marty who is just my favourite character. I would like to give a special mention to Chris Rock, Sacha Baran Cohen, and Jessica Chastain, whose voice acting is superb and to me was one of the reasons that made the film as good as it was. Hats off to them.