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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Review

Madagascar 3 Europes Most Wanted Review by DreamWorks

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted hits theatres tomorrow and is one of this summer’s blockbusters!

On Saturday our family had an opportunity to see an early premiere and talk about Madagascar 3. With sequels it is very likely that movies are not quite as good as the original so my husband was a bit skeptical going into it. I have to admit I was too. Boy, were we wrong.

We had a feeling that it might be a special kind of movie when penguins showed up for the premiere. My boys were beyond thrilled, as live penguins in the Arizona desert is an odd occurrence.

Thankfully I had my phone with me so I could grab a picture but I totally forgot to take a picture of the employees wearing giant rainbow colored afros. Quite a site to see for sure.

DreamWorks delivers non-stop action that entertains both children and adults alike. It has the right mixture that keeps the interest of the adults while not missing a moment for the kids.

Out of all three Madagascar movies, they saved the best for last.

Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippopotamus are back at it again for another adventure in their quest to get home to the New York zoo. Will they make it back to the Big Apple? You will have to go see the movie to find out for yourself. No movie spoilers here.

The 3D special effects were simply some of the best we have ever seen.

Rarely do I recommend spending more to upgrade the ticket from 2D to 3D, but this is one exception. It is worth it.

If life feels like a circus, meeting new animals that belong in a traveling circus will certainly be quite an adventure. The human cannonball and tight rope scenes are hilarious but it is the American circus promoter scene that was simply visually stunning to watch.

Gia might not steal your heart right away but her super long eyelashes sure will charm even the scariest of beasts. Skipper, Vitaly, and Stefano round out the circus animals without stealing the show from the fabulous four we all know and love.

Every movie usually has a villain and Captain Chantel DuBois is definitely a freaky villain that caused most children and a few adults to squirm in their seats.

This movie clip features the world’s most annoying song. Caution: Do not play while children are awake or they will come running to see what it is all about.

One scene caused children from the audience to scream “They said a bad word!” It does sound like a bad word for those who know the more colorful language of adults. Our children do not know the word, so that moment went right over their heads. With all the commotion about it though I am certain we will have questions. It was handled in such a comical matter that made me thankful I was not taking a sip of a drink or I would have spit it out all over the poor people in front of me.

Don’t be surprised if your husband starts saying bullshavick while grinning from ear to ear. Trust me. He will.

This movie is rated PG for mild action and rude humor. King Julien is back to his familiar antics so the rating is more than likely due to just his character alone. There is gambling in Monte Carlo and a shoot out with darts but the action is definitely mild.

For our family, the physical comedy scenes simply give my boys a serious case of the giggles.

This children’s movie sparked a discussion between my husband and I about what home really means.The movie takes quite an unexpected turn for the ending and gives me so much to think about. Funny how that happens when you least expect it.

When you go see this movie your children will learn a new word, sing the most annoying short song in from memory, and you will create wonderful summer memories together as a family. Definitely worth it.

Waiting is hard when it is about Madagascar 3 arriving on DVD.

This is one movie our family will be buying when it comes out on DVD.

Visit DreamWorks Animation, print activity sheets and download the world’s most annoying ring tone. Visit Facebook to upload your picture for your own Afro Circus celebration.

If you are up for a challenge, see how long you can listen to Afro Circus. Less than a minute for me. Not sure how long it is but my kiddos sure would be up for the challenge.

Movie Artwork Credit: Provided by DreamWorks

Disclosure: Media tickets were provided for our family.

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Wendy Wright

Head Geek at Plugged In Family often found at Comicon, Disneyland, or online increasing her gamer score on Xbox. As a member of the 501st Legion, Wendy spreads her love of Star Wars across the Galaxy in her handmade Jawa costume volunteering for charities with her husband and two sons.

4 thoughts on “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Review

  • June 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Wow! Great review!

    • June 8, 2012 at 12:04 am

      Thank you Heather! Really appreciate it. Definitely one to go see, whether you sneak off by yourself or take kiddos!

  • January 3, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I like all Madagascar parts, however, my favorite one is the second part. Anyway, awesome review, Wendy!


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