|Reviewed on 2012-06-07|
|Received|| out of 4 stars|
|Genre||Animation / Family|
| The gang has returned with great flair and new friends this time. “Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted” follows the travels of Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Gloria (Jada Pinkett-Smith) and Melman (David Schwimmer) as they are still searching for their way home to the Big Apple. Desperate to return to New York City they find themselves risking their safety in Monte Carlo, where they try to get the penguins and monkeys back on track. When the plan falls apart and animal control is hot on their heels the group must find a quick escape to safety.
As they plan to flee they meet a group of circus animals. With no other options available Alex tells the circus animals they are circus as well and must stick together. With not a second to spare they jump on the train and start to plan an act for the next stop. Upon arrival the circus animals get revved up for their show. As Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria sit back and watch the acts it is discovered that the circus is falling apart. The entertainment for the crowd does not exist and there is no way the circus act will book New York City without improvement.
Alex gives the circus animals a pep talk and gets them all on board to refresh and revitalize the worn out circus acts they have and come out with a bang at the next gig. Alex and the beautiful circus cat Gia (Jessica Chastain) come up with a wonderful trapeze act and incorporate all the circus stunts together. The finished product is an amazing neon colored masterpiece.
Apparently the dullness of 'Escape 2 Africa' has brought much improvement to “Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted”. The 3D was used wisely and during the circus performance was a stunning delight. Children of toddler ages and up will love this Madagascar. It was fun and energized and offered non-stop entertainment. Gather up the kids and head out to see the latest reinvention of Madagascar on the big screen.