Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Movie Reviews

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Release Date: Nov 07, 2008

Genre: AnimationFamily

Rating: (PG)

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  • 5
    My 9 year old daughter and I thought this movie was great. We were both laughing throughout and when it was over she said she thought it was even better than the first one. I agree. The penguins were funny but I disagree that they make the movie. They aren't shown enough to steal or make the movie and the other characters make the movie on their own.
  • 4
    The first movie rocked my world...given that was when I was a few years younger, but this film didn't quite hit on some of the same soft loving parts of me. There are things I liked and things I didn't.
    Penguins = 7 stars they make the movie on their own.
    Romance = -3 stars
    Good Humor = 4 stars
    Plot = -4 stars Lion King anybody?
    While I did enjoy the film it rank of other movies plot lines a little bit and while it had great humor it wasn't enough to make it a perfect film. I recommend but probably not for some of the more humorless older folks.
  • 3
    i agree with mike. \nvictoria can go staple herself.\nme and all my friends enjoyed this movie!! \nthere are a few crude jokes that make it interesting for the older people in the audience which of course entertained a pack of 16 year olds!!\ni enjoyed it, and i\'ve reccomended it to people
  • 4
    From the beginning it caught my son's attention. The humor was well written and not as suggestive as some children's movies can be. The story line was easy to follow and written well. Good lessons of the grass ain't always greener. Love the penguins.
  • 2
    Let's face it, people, there are worse things Ben Stiller could be doing with his time than voicing the lion in these Madagascar movies. Duplex 2, anyone? Still, even a great cast—Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, David Scwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen are also along for the ride—can't cover up the fact that this doesn't live up to the first film. And it can't touch the animated films that Pixar is putting out. Perhaps "the gold standard" is too much to ask, but filmmakers have got to face up to the fact that great films like Finding Nemo and The Invisibles have changed expectations for both children and parents. We expect a great story, lots of character development and humor that's simple enough on one level for kids but sophisticated enough to entertain parents, as well. This film doesn't reach that level. It has its moments, but the humor is cliche--do we really need another movie that needs to milk some humor out of penguins. There isn't much to the story, either--basically they crash land in Africa, and they all have to deal with their new environments in one way or the other. If you liked these characters in the first film, you'll probably enjoy seeing them again. But dropping talking, comic animals with issues into various random situations is no longer a good enough excuse for an animated kid's movie.
  • 4
    The Wacky four-some from Madagascar is back in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer play Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippopotamus and Melman the giraffe. But this time as they are trying to leave Madagascar they crash in Africa, where Alex’s family is.
    This is a super cute movie that both kids and adults will appreciate. It’s got a fun story line and smart acting from a great cast. The late Bernia Mac plays Alex’s father and he does a wonderful job. And Alec Baldwin as the evil, plotting Makunga is just full of win. Sasha Baron Cohen as king Julien of the lemurs is, of course, hilarious. But really, as in the previous movie, the penguins steal the show. They are just hilarious with their military seriousness, I wanted to take them home with me and hug them until their cute, little heads pop off.
    Our four heroes are faced with their own species and must learn to deal with them in their own way, while still being friends with each other. Some of the situations are pretty funny, and I must admit the giraffe is my favorite of the four, something about that long neck is just always funny.
    The animation is great as is the music. It’s a little goofy at times but since this is a first off a children’s movie it makes sense. But it has wider appeal and a deeper meaning with friendships and family that is surprisingly sweet.
  • 4
    I\'ll pay your way into the theater if you\'d staple your face to the ground Victoria. I\'ll even buy the stapler & staples... Now for a simple but realistic review of Madagascar 2. My son & I (along with the rest of the movie theater audience) thought this light hearted animation was fun, especially for the kids. I recommend this movie to all, even Masochists, although you\'ll have to leave your staplers outside the theater.
  • 2
    this movie was boring, annoying, and nt worth it to watch. it was dull and not worth the money or time. if i could go back i would want to staple my face to the ground rather than see this movie!
    i would reccomend you not to see this movie.

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