Kw-logo-smaller

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Movie Review

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 03, 2008
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

What happens when your favorite New York Zoo animals are set loose in the wild plains of Africa? Read on for Kidzworld's review of the hilarious animated flick, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa!

Your favourite Central Park Zoo animals stampede back into theatres November 7th in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. The gang thinks they’re flying back to New York in a penguin-repaired plane, but a crash landing in Africa brings them face to face with some wild characters and reunites Alex the lion(Ben Stiller) with his long lost relatives.

Identity Issues

While Alex reconnects with the pride and gets in touch with his inner lion, Marty the zebra (Chris Rock) struggles to stand out from the herd—it’s hard to feel unique when you’re not the only crack-a-lackin’ zebra around.

Big Love

Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) has no trouble standing out—she quickly catches the heavy-lidded eye of Moto Moto (will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas), the smooth-talking, gravelly-voiced heartbreaker of the wading pool. It’s love at first sight for Moto Moto, but is that enough for Gloria?

As the herd’s resident witch doctor, Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) unties elephant trunks and sets broken bones with ease, but when he comes down with a fatal illness of his own, he considers making a big sacrifice—for love!

Who Says Penguins Can’t Fly?

The real stars of the show are the hilarious hard-beaked, no-nonsense penguins. These guys fix the crash-landed plane with “grit, spit, and a whole lotta duct tape”—who says penguins can’t fly? The cast and crew did some flying of their own—to get a feel for the animals and the vast, breath-taking landscape, the actors and animators traveled to the African plains and eight animal reserves. The trips paid off because the movie looks great—from the bristling fur of Alex’s mane, and the swaying, yellow-green savannah grasses, to the rumbling herds and overcrowded watering hole—the animation and animals make for some delightful eye candy.

The Bottom Line

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa brings back all the sassy, wise-cracking characters of the original, introduces some new friends and villains (you’ll love Alec Baldwin as the rival lion, Makunga) and, best of all, since it’s only played once at the beginning, you won’t leave the theatre with that I like to move it, move it song stuck in your head. See this movie for the colourful animation, the cute characters and the zany dance sequences.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Rating: 5

Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

there are 0 comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

Mad2poll

Who is your Fave Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Character?

  • Alex the Lion
  • Marty the Zebra
  • Gloria the Hippo
  • The Penguins

related stories

Micro_madagascar-micro
Alex and his animal friends join a circus to escape the evil Agent DuBois. Kidzworld has the movi...
Micro_penguins_micro
If you couldn’t get enough of the Penguins of Madagascar on the big screen, it’s your lucky day! ...
Get ready to move it, move it. Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria are back and causing more trouble i...
Join the gang from Madagascar in a whole new adventure from the folks at Activision. If you are ...

Entertainment in the forums

Sana11
Sana11 posted in Celebs:
DUH hunger games ofc
reply about 1 hour
LAZY778
LAZY778 posted in TV Shows:
Still TLA!
reply about 2 hours
LAZY778
LAZY778 posted in Movies:
"BookwormKat" wrote: "ValenciaRose" wrote:nay. i hate tfios! You have serious problems girl  No,it's just their opinion.
reply about 6 hours
LAZY778
LAZY778 posted in Celebs:
HUNGER GAMES!!!!!! ALWAYS!
reply about 8 hours
I_lov3_myself
I_lov3_myself posted in Celebs:
SURELY     HUNGER GAMES... <3
reply about 8 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

Ow_fright_ad_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...