I didn't grow up on good films. I just grew up on crap, Hollywood films. My parents failed to add…
It's All Some Type Of Whacked Out Conspiracy.
Zoo animals leave the comforts of man-made habitats for exotic adventure in this animated family film. After escaping from the zoo, four friends -- a lion, a hippo, a zebra and a giraffe -- are sent back to Africa. When their ship capsizes, stranding them on Madagascar, an island populated by crazy critters, the pals must adapt to jungle life and their new roles as wild animals.
So what does a 19-year old guy and his girlfriend watch when they have a choice of over 1000-films? Obviously, they watch Madagascar. And with they being me and my girlfriend, why did we watch it? A good reason is that we sporadically watch The Penguins of Madagascar, 10-minute episodes which flash-by and are generally fun to watch. Plus, the penguins and the lemurs are infinitely more entertaining than the main cast of this film.
Which as you can tell by the poster - a lion, a zebra, a giraffe and a hippopotamus are all so happy and dandy and pulling that we're happy face. The film is pretty quick, so it's not torture - yet, it's not exactly funny.…
Animation Sunday 2015 #28- Madagascar
I've had mixed feelings on this DreamWorks outing. The film has a very clever setup where four different zoo animals with odd personalities and distinct voices are stripped from their luscious home and sent to the wild lands of Madagascar, I like the main characters and the voices that go along with them (mainly, Ben Stiller as the self-centered, steak-obsessed lion and David Schwimmer as the neurotic, death-obsessed giraffe), and there's creative slapstick comedy throughout its runtime, but the overall impact of the characters' situations feel forced and the dramatic turn it takes near the end fails to reach its potential. There's also its clichéd message of being yourself and some ill-timed pop-culture jokes that…
We watched this film in my high school geography class once. It's nice to know that my parents' hard-earned money went towards watching something like this. It makes me optimistic about the future of American Education.
This was the first time I've seen this thing since I was six years old and at the cinema, and man, does this not hold up at all. No wonder I forgot so much about it between that viewing and this one:
- A story I still barely remember anything about
- A principal cast full of annoyingly-voiced, flat characters I couldn't care what happened to
- Animation that amazingly manages to be both depressingly bland as well as being uncomfortably in-your-face
- Jokes solely aimed for children and nobody else (even I don't remember laughing at the theatre)
Even though for those reasons I would think twice about recommending and have no desire to see it again, I'm actually…
I must admit to not being a fan of the Dreamworks animations. They don't look particularly inventive, the voice talent is often at best distracting, or at worst, poor, and the stories are very sparse.
Madagascar really is no exception to the rule. We first meet the heroes of the film - the animals - at the New York Zoo. Marty (voiced by Chris Rock) is a zebra bored with captivity and longing for the freedom of the wild.
Alex (voiced by Ben Stiller) is a vain yet cowardly lion, happy to pose for the public in his cage, and so full of himself that he buys Marty little icons of himself as birthday presents. Melman (voiced by David Schwimmer)…
Solid animated fun. The characters are all likable and the colors are vibrant. While it does become generic often and the jokes were a little too juvenile for my taste, I still enjoy this film for what it is.
I remember playing the PS2 game with my friends. The movie was 10 times better.
It seems to be a good film when you are a kid, but then you realize the plot is too shallow.
Una película más infantil de lo que esperaba y que pese a ser visionable no me ha aportado lo que sí hacen otras cintas de animación: implicación total en la historia.
Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves shipwrecked in Madagascar among a bunch of merry lemurs.
6/10 I hate when you grow up and suddenly childhood favourites are no longer favourites.
I remember this being so good, good enough for me to buy the video game and be obsessed with it. Honestly, I'd rather play the game.
The idea of the movie is fun and the voice actors were great especially David Schwimmer. There were a couple of laugh out loud moments but a lot of it is pretty silly. I did appreciate the more adult jokes that I didn't catch on to when I was younger *cough* rectal thermometer.
It is a fun movie and there's a few heart warming moments but it's not half as special as it was when I was a kid…
This was much better than I expected from it, but it still was quite bad. This had so annoying characters. Why children's movies nowadays have those adult jokes so much and they're even unrelevant for the whole story? Well, this was funny at times. I liked how colourful this was. Oh and also liked the penguins. This whole movie was a mess. No wonder kids today can't concentrate on anything when movies for them are like this.
Had to watch this in Japanese because my nephews are staying with me. It doesn't matter where a movie comes from I always would rather the original language. For me, a dubbed movie is like ripping out the character's soul and pasting a different one on the outside... They want to watch Toy Story 3 and I may have to leave the room. I wanted to enjoy the movie since it's been a while since I've seen it last....
I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
Who said I wasn't an animation fan? To tell the truth, I haven't been into it as much in recent…