Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) Film Review

Directors Eric Darnell, Tom Mcgarth and this time Conrad Vernon bring to us the third sequel to the finest Madagascar series. DreamWorks Animation brings us a wonderful family film, enlightening a smile to your face and entertainment for all.

The title ‘Europe’s Most Wanted’ is definitely the perfect words to describe the Film’s journey. Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman (David Schwimmer) set out on a crazy adventure, aiming to get back to their home; New York City. The place where they belong, can be free and continue to love what they’re doing, entertaining the public. But this isn’t just any old adventure, one which comes with twisted turns, jumps, bumps and the odd spark of romance. Their journey isn’t easy though. Antagonist Captain Chantel DuBois thrives to catch these animals and spare them alive, just for collection. However, with helping the circus and literally becoming part of them, their destination becomes clearer and well closer, reconsidering where they truly belong.

Madagascar 3 is a very well thought out film truly engaging the audience, not once allowing them to leave the screen. The action, danger and overall busyness were impeccably achieved, resulting in an

Antagonist Chantel DuBois

entertaining tale rather than being complex. There wasn’t too much nor too less, it was just right.

The colours and beautiful shots of the cities; Monte Carlo, Rome and New York were magnificently absorbed. The vividness and exquisite colour perfectly lit the scenes, complimenting with the warm ambience and exciting mood.

Overall, Madagascar 3 is a must watch! A great, hurt-proof villain who nicely adds to the tale, but also brings some sense of story. The characters and new faces together create this perfect family, hence bringing ‘Afro Circus’ to life. Resulting in clever morals and genuinely an epic adventure.

I have to just add that King Julien’s romantic affair with Sonya the bear was genius and definitely unforgettable.

And last but not least, be warned, after watching this film Marty’s famous ‘Afro Circus’ song will be stuck in your head!


My Rating: 8/10

Written by: Meera Darji


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