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From time to time the improbable occurs: A sequel outdoes its original.

June 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Denver Post | Comments (7)
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Miguel Jimenez

Miguel Jimenez

Does anybody else find it weird that there ar is e only 68 reviews for Madagascar on RT? Even more weird is remarkably high the tomato meter is for a movie that has a Metacritic score of 59. Why ate there so few reviews for this movie on here and why is the tomato meter so misleading?

Jun 10 - 11:18 AM

Bruce Helmick

Bruce Helmick

Here is my theory:

Remember GI Joe: Rise Of The Cobra and MacGruber? Those films started with fresh reviews. But the big thing is, the studios for both movies only screened to critics that they knew would like it. So when more critics started to see it, there were more rotten reviews than there were fresh. And so DreamWorks decided to go the smart route; by screening the film at Cannes and to send screenings to people they know would like it and hoping that nobody else would notice this. To me, it seems like a tease, like finding certain people to like a movie, making it seem like it is much better than it really is. So that is like a whole new level of a studio not giving a certain film critics' screenings, because they knew their product is shit. Never have I ever seen a studio try to cleverly promote good word of mouth for their movie before now. So DreamWorks, you in fact take the cake on this one. And you're shameless.

Jun 10 - 07:40 PM

Linus Lehmann

Linus Lehmann

Well now it's been out for 51 days, and it has a score of 75% meaning that it has outdone both of the ones before it. (Ironically these films have gotten better over time) So I have reason to say that it wasn't a bad movie.

Jul 29 - 03:47 PM

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Jun 14 - 05:37 AM

Ofelia Sandoval

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Jun 23 - 10:52 AM

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Martin Tam

you know this is the third film...not a sequel

Jul 14 - 12:07 PM


Joshua "LF" Mitchell

Technically, it can still be considered a sequel because it's an extension of the original.

Oct 10 - 04:50 PM

Nathan Lehtonen

Nathan Lehtonen

Heh, with a review summary like that the saying "everyone's a critic" really goes into effect.

Oct 26 - 10:14 PM

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