We’ve been singing along with Marty “afro circus” for what seems like forever. Boy, was my family thrilled when we were invited to a screening 6 days before the new film, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, opened to the public.
We couldn’t wait to join our old friends Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and the Penguins on their way home to New York. In Madagascar 3, their journey takes them through Europe where they use the traveling circus as their cover. Needless to say, they reinvent the circus Madagascar style, resulting in some serious laughs.
The animals all have quite the adventure while they are constantly being chased by animal control agent Capitanine Chantel DuBois. Gia is thrilled to learn “Circus Americano” style trapeze from Alex and Stefano is an Italian sea-lion who is up for any challenge to save the circus. Vitaly, the macho Russian tiger and leader of the circus, delivered some of the best adult jokes in the film. It is always fun to see the kids start laughing because their parents are, regardless of whether they actually “get” the joke.
The 3D effects really enhanced the movie, making the animals truly larger than life and in your face. The soundtrack, which included tracks by Katy Perry and Chris Rock, also added to the fun.
We really flipped our wigs over the antics of our pals and would definitely recommend that you see Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted when it arrives in theaters this Friday, June 8.