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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Schwimmer
Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

It’s messy, it’s crazy, it’s fun. It’s the perfect movie to wrap up the trilogy. Let’s just hope a fourth one isn’t on the works. While the first two movies were all set in Africa, this one travels to Europe and adds a circus to the mix. While it’s not my favorite in the trilogy, I like it the right amount to not watch it again for a very long time. 

Like with the first two, the gang of zoo animals are still struggling to get back to New York, finally figuring out that they needed to meet up with the penguins in order to fly out and back to New York. However, they cross paths with a French animal control officer who collects animal heads as a past time. During the chase, they come across a traveling circus, where they pretended to be circus animals in order to escape and go back to New York. After that, the rest was history. 

Similar to movies that are trying to tie loose strings, this one brings a love interest, mysterious pasts and opportunities for redemption to the mix. What makes this stand out is the amount of color used in the movie. It was very colorful from the start to the end. Even Chantal DeBois (animal control) was a colorful character herself. The movie was fun, and it ended up in a bang. Here’s to hoping they don’t string this out like other animation series.

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