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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.…
Not a great film by any means. It isn't even in the same ballpark as great, it ain't even the same sport. It's full of annoying voice acting (particularly SBC's), obnoxious characters, and tasteless jokes. I see it as more of a test for Dreamworks to develop their own animation style and to see what they could do with animal characters.
But this was, if I remember correctly, the first film I had ever seen, and I think it deserves at least some respect from me for being the first thing to have introduced me to the art/industry/medium/whatever, and besides, I love those penguins.
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 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)…
Inoffensive and utterly forgettable. Notable for the fact that all main characters on the poster are making Dreamworks Face.
Fun animated flick, but way too forced and retarded.
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.
From the company that brought you "Shrek", here comes "Madagascar". I really do like this movie and it has tons of benefits, but now that I think about it, there are some flaws that could have been ironed out. First of all, I found the narrative a little unfocused. I say this because it starts off focusing on Marty the zebra, but as the movie goes on, it starts to focus on Alex the lion. This can make it confusing to most viewers as to who the main character is. however, as the series goes on the identity of the main character becomes more and more clear. That is really my only complaint with "Madagascar". So, what else is good…
In 2005, it had been 11 years since the first "Madagascar" when they became ready to finally follow up Fernando Pérez's lyrical drama about family conflicts during Cuba's Special Period economic crisis. Yeah, don't be the one idiot who is so lost in obscure art cinema that you'd expect a film starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith to be that sophisticated, but then again, I don't think that Stiller was expecting a follow-up to "Zoolander" to be something like this. I have a hunch that they got Stiller in here largely because of that film, but I have an even bigger hunch that they got David Schwimmer because he is very well aware of New…
I thought the film was great. At least as funny as SHREK 2. I watch this film and I wonder about the feedback it got, which from what I can gather is mixed to positive, if that. My theory is that there are now so many CGI animated movies around, most trying to please kids and adults, that we have become overly critical of the films.
MADAGASCAR is a straight comedy. There was not a single kid in the sold out session I was in, and I doubt there was a single kid in the following sold out session at 8:30pm. But the film brought the house down - and not necessarily from film references (I didn't even notice the…
Seit dem 21.12. läuft dieser Film ständig bei unseren Kindern. Mir gefällt dieser Film auch nach Dauerbestrahlung immer noch ziemlich gut. Humor und Geschichte sind gut durchdacht und Alex Dilemma mit seinem Hunger ist eine gemeine Idee. :)
When you watch American animations frequently, you know that these days you don’t have to expect any old fashion dwarves, princes and princesses. And if it has people in it with royal blood, they often are a bit nuts. In “Madagascar” we follow a hypochondriac giraffe, a zebra in a midlife crisis, a lion with fame, a hippo with attitude and four ultra-cool penguins with ambitions as spies.
Not only the crazy characters live up to the trend in animation land, the humor is contemporary too. Jokes for the whole family. The plot is a bit thin, but the jokes make up for that. With that the characters have a bit more depth than other animations. For example tame and…
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