MADAGASCAR 3 (2012)
Madagascar is a sub-par entertainment franchise for children, that being said the third instalment won me over with it’s stupidly uplifting themes, well choreographed animation and what can only be described as pure “fun”
Yes it’s visually eviscerating, but appropriately so! I don’t get why people have a problem with what they would call “sensory overload”, I mean really, look at what you signed on for, Madagascar 3. The people that brought you “I like to move it, move it.”
I’m sure producers are well aware that it’s not some sort of… beautiful, poetic, well-crafted, emotional Pixar production. They grab the fact that it’s an obtuse, frantic, explosive fury of pop-culture references, one-liners and constant over the top humor, then throttles it for our pleasure!
And sure, they’re marginally cliche but the characters also have plenty of heart in what feels like a very fitting end to their misadventures.
Also, the antagonist? Captain Chantal Dubois? Quite possibly one of the most wonderfully animated villains I’ve seen in a long time. The way she moves, talks, everything. Just wow.