Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa [Blu-ray]
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Madagascar 2 starts in the right direction by presenting a very nice opening featuring a brief origin of Alex and how he got to New York. It's probably less than 5 minutes, but already set the tone for the heart of the picture, which focuses chiefly on Alex fitting in with his fellow lions. The other chief characters are also stumbling as they interact with their own in Africa.
Also back is the humor. I sometimes feel like the movies would be funnier if the penguins had more screen time, but they are still funny in whatever scenes they're in. The granny who beat up Alex in the first film is also back for some humor. The humor is better and more consistent than the first.
The only flaw in the film is that it is fairly predictable. The chracters are a little bit better here than in the first and it has a good heart, but sometimes they don't spend as long on the emotional aspect as they could. It's still good entertainment and I like to see Dreamworks progress with their films.
The popular castaways of "MADAGASCAR" are back!
In the first film, we learned about how the popular animals that came from a New York zoo ended up in Madagascar but now, the gang try to return back to New York but things don't go quite as planned.
"MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA" is a very entertaining film and the animation just screams of CG awesomeness that can be seen from the hair on Zuba with the white strands among the darker strands of hair to the water and the physics of water and just the beautiful landscape of how the animators really tried to capture the beauty of Africa from its weeds, the hills, the trees especially the clouds.
Also, what was amazing is the number of talent used in this film and I didn't know until watching the special features is that "MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA" was the final film which featured popular comedian Bernie Mac before his death and that it was screened for the family and even included a dedication for him in the ending credits.
The voice acting was very well done by each talent and again, I am totally impressed by the storyline and how beautiful the film looked and how great it sounds on Blu-ray.
VIDEO & AUDIO:
The film is featured in 1080p High Definition (AVC-encoded) transfer that is beautiful! Needless to say, when it comes to picture quality, DreamWorks Entertainment has not let anyone down. If anything, I think there is a high anticipation that the film look great on Blu-ray and the animators successfully have done so.Read more ›
The film evidently picks up with them trying to fly back to New York in an old World War II fighter plane - shot through the air with a giant slingshot. After a hilarious take off and flight for a short period of time, the plane crashes in Madagascar - and through luck, Alex, the Lion somehow finds his father and mother and the other animals find their own kind as well. Alex must prove he is "King" and take over the title from his father. Alec Baldwin plays the villain as his rival Makunga.
There is also a hilarious role of hippo-Casanova Moto Moto who is romancing Gloria (the Zoo hippo - who does not realize the Giraffe has always been in love with her. The movie is full of sub-plots and animal drama and great laugh lines. It is a madcap romp - and Africa seems like a great place - but we wonder if it is better than their Central Park Zoo?
Lots of friendship, love, teamwork, and family bonds are developed with this entertaining movie.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All three movies are amazing and funny for kids and adults and the penguin movie probably the funniest for adults. Love them all!Published 8 days ago by Fin's Mom
This was worth the price and time, but it's nothing to get terrible excited about. I enjoyed it.Published 9 days ago by Harley Mike
My kids are young and I gotta say I was little uncomfortable both by the plane crash scene and the lady beating the crap out the animal.Published 1 month ago by Simmini
Do not rent this!!!! We tried three times to watch it but each time, after 19 minutes or so, it froze. My 4 year old was so disappointed!!!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vivek Talwar
I purchased this movie and previously purchased a Vizio television with an AMAZON VIDEO App that includes an "Amazon" BUTTON on the remote control - PURCHASED not rented -... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Babin
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