Shiitake mushrooms!

"You just wanna kiss the ground, a peck, a smooch..."

It’s been a couple of years since I watched the original Madagascar film. My memory of that is admittedly a little hazy now, but I don’t think I’d be too far off the mark describing it as: ‘entertaining whilst not wee in your pants hilarious, with the penguins being the real stars’.

Last night, I watched the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and you know what? I could probably sum that up in a similar way. That’s not a bad thing mind you, I still enjoyed it. 

Shiitake mushrooms!

Shiitake mushrooms!

I don’t remember the animation in the original being as good as it is in Escape 2 Africa, as some of it is really impressive – which was nice. But like I say, it’s Rico, Skipper, Private and Kowalski that are by far the best thing about the Madagascar films – almost to the point where you’re actually wanting a bit more penguinage to happen during some of the other scenes. 

The good news however is that the penguins have apparently got their own TV series coming next year, but in the mean time (and since it’s nearly Christmas and all), I managed to find the short Christmas Caper video for your viewing pleasure (how long that link will stay active is another matter though – so you best move it move it, and catch that while it lasts).

All in all, worth a watch then.

7/10, or as Skipper would say, “Only 3 marks unaccounted for? That’s a number I can live with!”

Comments on: "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" (7)

  1. Man I love them penguins.. is it snowing on here??

  2. Yeah but what is truly frightening, is that it didn’t occur to me as odd until I’d managed to read the full article, it actually took me that long to notice that my laptop usually doesn’t snow…

    maybe that’s why everyone deserts me… they all think i’m a raging nutbar…

    But i’m all better now…

    And thanks for the penguin short :)

  3. Ok, I’m watching this movie as I write…. my first thought is… “awwwwwwwww I WANT that baby lion!!” This is a really weird song, take me to my peoples? I wanna go to connecticut! wait… no I don’t… I could have done without the gyrating animal asses…
    coffee maker? check!
    kissing your sister’s what??

    I take it back, THAT is a really weird song… i like em chunky?

    hippo/giraffe babies… interesting…. a touch disturbing. I don’t think its possible… but would they be hippraffes? Girpos? Girappos? Geraldo?

  4. You didn’t see anything… *shifty eyed look*

    The kissing your sister line caused me a 3 second disturbed wtf, then I found it damned funny. Well, ok I find most things that make me think wtf, damned funny…

    Annnnd… for your totally off-topic viewing pleasure; boobies:

    Mu hahahaha

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