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Madagascar 2, Escape to Africa Review

Just saw Madagascar Escape 2 Africa on DVD last weekend. A pretty good follow-up to the first movie where the New York City zoo animals got shipped off to Madasgar (after the penguins hijacked the ship).

This time the Penguins have “built” a dodgy penguin-designed aircraft and Alex the Lion and friends, including the great King Julien the Lemur, try to leave Africa. Unfortunately, for some reason, the plane does not work very well (let’s face it penguins are not known for their aircraft maintenance skills) and they, crash land on the African Savannah.

The new storyline involves Alex’s long-lost parents and a stranded group of American tourists. The American tourists are a bit flag waving “USA, USA” but all in all the little old lady (from the first film) takes the biscuit and is a good laugh.

Overall, it’s a very good laugh, after an hour the humour takes a dip for about 10 mins, but there are loads of great humour in there – good for adults and kids. (Don’t miss the Dreamworks intro which the penguins hijack)

Storyline / Overview for Madagascar Escape 2 Africa

This is the animated sequel to the 2005 animated movie “Madagascar”. The plot of the initial movie was that there were 4 animals from the famous New York Zoo, namely; Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo. They got stranded in Madagascar! The sequel has them still stranded on Madagascar, and they try to leave the island. They find themselves in the deepest darkest wilderness of Africa. Alex the Lion meets the rest of his family but has trouble communicating with them after spending so much time at the Central Park Zoo.

It’s hard to say if this is an actual improvement or a better movie than the original, but it’s certainly a good sequel with the same characters and the same types of goofy adventures. This film is more focused on Alex’s origin and life. You have to remember this is 2008, but even for that date, the animation looks goof, and the humour is aimed at adults and kids (separate jokes of course) which lends itself to some great moments suitable for  all ages!

The Tagline of the Movie is Still Together, Still Lost.

Madagascar 2 Running Time: 89mins

View the IMDB Listing for this movie

Overall Score: 8/10

 

Madagasgar 2 - Escape to Africa

Madagascar 2 – Escape to Africa

 

 

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