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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Review: Madagascar

This past weekend, my husband and I took the chicklets to see Madagascar. It was free due to the movie theater botching our first attempt at seeing this movie. So, how was the movie? Well, if I had had to actually pay for it, I think I would have been disappointed. Compared to our recent movie outings, it just wasn't up to par. The Incredibles was...incredible... and Because of Winn-Dixie was not that great but it had its heart in the right place.

The storyline of Madagascar was semi-amusing. Many of the jokes were directed to adults, such as movie and TV references. (Attention Hollywood: little kids are not familiar with the theme song to "Born Free" and do not get the joke.) There was a lot of nonsense about how friends don't let friends eat mammals that got in the way of any real storytelling. The main characters, a lion, a hippo, a giraffe, and a zebra, were silly and not that interesting. IMHO, the penguins were the real stars of the movie. I would definitely watch a penguin-only sequel. Think superspies-meet-the-three-stooges. They were very funny.

My fellow reviewer, David (7), says there was too much potty humor. That's true. My other fellow reviewer, Elizabeth (9), was displeased with the skeletons used for laughs. She's not into bones. On the "Mrs. Happy Housewife Movie Review Scale" of Watch it, Rent it, or Avoid it, I give it a Rent it.

For a more detailed review, see Screen It.


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