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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.
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…
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.…
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…
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)…
A perfect example of a movie doubling down on the weirdness to compensate for its lack of actual imagination.
Another of my young, poorly daughter's more tolerable methods of torture as a break from watching Frozen on repeat. Fun premise really brought to life by a succession of barmstorming voice turns - David Schwimmer as a hyperchondriac giraffe is probably the best bit of casting ever.
'Madagascar' is a bit of a tough nut for me to crack.
It's indeed a very likable, sometimes oddball animated family comedy-adventure, for sure. Its design is out-there and cartoony, and at the time of its release it was a pretty unusual experiment considering that a lot of CG features aimed for hyper-realism in both looks and overall design. The characters? They are all a delight, and they all have fun personalities. Side characters like the penguins and King Julian are show-stealers.
The story isn't half-bad either, it starts out with one of the zoo gang trying to break free from their confines. After they are seized by animal control, the story switches gears without hassle... But then it switches…
funny film with risk of getting an epileptic seizure ;) love the lemurs...
No geral, eu até gostei de “Madagascar”. O filme tem seus bons momentos, me fez dar risada em várias cenas. Mas pela fama, esperava um pouco mais.
Os personagens principais são legais, mas absolutamente bidimensionais – o que já é um problema, pois essa dimensão não combina com o posto “protagonista”. Não digo que não gostei deles. Por suas características, cada um teve algum momento particularmente engraçado. Mas por exemplo, o filme ficava muito mais interessante quando focava nos Pinguins e no Rei Julien, que infelizmente possuem muito pouco tempo de tela.
Destaco as cenas dos animais indo ao metrô, que foi impagável – o povo saindo correndo do vagão quando eles entraram! E os vários momentos slow motion do filme: aquele em que Alex corre em direção a Marty aparentando felicidade é um dos melhores.
No geral, é assistível e consegue divertir.
Entertaining only if you're bored.
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 in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs.
Animated family entertainment has an unusual and likeable plot, fast-paced, but only partially funny.
I don't get why this movie series is so popular, and why they makes so many goddamn sequels and spin offs
Best watched under the influence.
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