Madagaskar: Escape 2 Africa

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by MrBishop, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

    Just took the kids to see this movie on Sunday, and I must say that I enjoyed it more than they did J

    Much like many cartoons/kids movies being released as of late, the majority of the sight gags, and one-liners are not now, nor are they expectedt o be, aimed at kids. The kidlets will appreciate the music, and the flashy colours, but for the real humour in this movie (and it’s predecessors), you have to catch the irony/call outs and you can’t do that unless you actually ‘get’ the historical references.

    In either case, I did NOT find it funnier than the first movie, but I did find it AS funny. Both movies got me several good laughs and at least one occasion of me spewing my soft-drink (coke) at MACH4 towards the movie screen. The sound is great; the jokes are sublime etc etc…

    What I can’t understand is why their primary characters are often ignored when I ask people about their fav. characters. I personally am mad about the Penguins (Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. I’m also a fan of Prince Julian and the Two British Monkeys.

    If you’re like me, you’ll find that they all have a larger role in this movie…kudos.

    I recommend the movie to all people with kids…and especially those of us who are still young at heart. :D
     
  2. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    I won't see this until it comes out on cable but the penguins are great.
     
  3. tonksy

    tonksy New Member

    I need to take Marlowe to see this. She got fandango bucks for her birthday and is itching to redeem them for the tickets.
    It could be worse, it could be HSM 3 :ashamed:
     
  4. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Well-Known Member

    We will be redboxing that little jewel, but don't tell them. ;)
     
  5. tonksy

    tonksy New Member

    I am so glad mine are only marginally interested in that stuff. HSM, Camp Rock, Hannah Montana. I kinda dodged the bullet there.
     
  6. GrandCaravanSE

    GrandCaravanSE Active Member

    Yea i just saw that to, i went with my 3 year old brother, he really enjoyed it, i think. just like the OP said older people as in not kids will get the hidden jokes alot more. i watched some older movies lateley like the Goonies and i noticed alot more humorious thing in it.
     
  7. IDLEchild

    IDLEchild Well-Known Member

    Liked it a lot but not as funny as the first. The jokes were more subtle than the first.

    However, the part about the monkeys asking for maternity leave had me cracking up hardcore.
     
  8. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    ...and the blackmail pics :D
     
  9. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    I was a bit disappointed. It is a good movie that had me laughing several times, but still, not as good as the first one.
     
  10. GrandCaravanSE

    GrandCaravanSE Active Member

    is the second movie of any orginal movie as good, i mean just look at "escape from N.Y." great moive i loved it, but "escape from L.A." sucked i hated that movie.
     
  11. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    Several movies have as good as or better sequels than the original one.
     
  12. kuulani

    kuulani New Member

    The hubby and I took our 2 kiddies to see it - they loved it. I liked the first one better and hubby liked the 2nd one better.
     
  13. GrandCaravanSE

    GrandCaravanSE Active Member

    Like what, name a few?
     
  14. tonksy

    tonksy New Member

    Aliens was better than Alien.
     
  15. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    A few ones that come to mind, Harry Potter series, Back to the future, Star wars (ep 5 > ep 4), Terminator (2 > 1), Ice Age (2 > 1).
     
  16. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    Beg to differ - both good movies, but I prefer the first. :cocktail:
     
  17. tonksy

    tonksy New Member

    You're just ornery, ain't ya?

    Besides, I was quoting Rob. I have seen neither...in their entirity anyway.
     
  18. GrandCaravanSE

    GrandCaravanSE Active Member

    Well i really don't think that opion on those movies, it is all up to the viewer and what they deside.

    Gone in 60 Seconds (70's version>2000's version)
     
  19. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    Just full of opinions I need to share. :laugh4:

    And you really should watch the first two movies - they're awesome.
     
  20. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    And Indy 3 is IMO better than 1 or 2. :D
     

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