Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Reviews

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November 11, 2008
Fun for kids but not very funny for adults
November 10, 2008
Somewhat better than the original, a film which it is mainly content to clone shamelessly.
November 10, 2008
The penguins steal the show, providing all the real highlights.
November 9, 2008
There aren't very many alternatives right at this moment, so expect it to make money out of proportion with its quality.
November 8, 2008
Although the animated characters are sometimes fun to watch here, they're not given much of a story to work with. Musical numbers would've helped.
November 7, 2008
There are a few laughs, courtesy of King Julien, a self-aggrandizing lemur who comes off as a pint-sized parody of Dubya. But this isn't a movie concerned with engaging hearts and minds so much as bombarding the ears with Top 40 sing-alongs.
November 7, 2008
The movie is not painful to sit through, but it lacks standout moments like the first one had.
November 7, 2008
Madagascar's flock of Mafioso penguins will crack you up. Not much else will.
November 7, 2008
With so many characters to cram in and not much for many of them to do, Escape 2 Africa ends up a choppy, episodic affair.
November 7, 2008
A by-the-numbers follow-up to the highly successful 2005 feature that was no great shakes to begin with.
November 7, 2008
Whenever we move away from their scenes -- sharp and quickly edited -- the film slows a bit. Whenever we skip to one of the main characters learning yet another life lesson, the fun begins to fade.
November 7, 2008
One reason to lament the existence of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is too bemoan the considerable amount of talent that was tied up developing this uninspired sequel when it could have been employed in the service of something fresh and new.
November 7, 2008
Boasting talented voice actors and characters already beloved by the audience, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa still only adds up to middling.
November 7, 2008
Unfortunately, for all the stuff that works well in Madagascar 2, the movie suffers from a serious case of unoriginality.
November 7, 2008
While Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa may offer hope to inter-species romance enthusiasts, for most adults it will simply serve as a way to keep the kids occupied.
November 7, 2008
To be fair, the film is not horrible nor is it completely unwatchable. But it is mediocre.
November 7, 2008
It's bad enough when sequels repeat the plot of their original movie. But it's serious chutzpah when the sequel cribs key plot points of another movie, as Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa does with The Lion King.
November 7, 2008
If you own a TV, you will have heard the best laughs excerpted in unrelenting commercials leading up to the movie's release.
November 7, 2008
Madagascar 2 is an overstuffed, unfunny adventure that adds nothing but length to the franchise's running time and, ultimately, disappoints as both a sequel and a standalone film.
November 7, 2008
A hodgepodge, combining elements of The Lion King, Joe vs. the Volcano, Happy Feet and some romantic comedy that I'm sure must exist but which I haven't yet identified.
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