Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Blu-ray Disc, 2009, Sensoramatic)
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- ibrohim-usaJun 10, 2009by
my favorite movie
Madagascar Sequel Good for Whole Family
by Cassy Headley
In the first Madagascar, a cute little lion Alex gets taken by hunters and ends up in New York where he is kept in a zoo.
He meets some friends and they end up in Madagascar where they are housed by lemurs. In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa the group of animal friends decides to try to get back to New York (via plane flown by penguins) but end up crash landing in Africa. Trouble rears its ugly head when the plane the animals got there on is destroyed in their crash landing and Alex has to go through a type of initiation ceremony in order to be accepted back into his father’s pride of lions.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is entertainment for the whole family. Not only is it a cute animated tale of good verses evil, but like any other kids movie these days, it has adult content. I recommend this sequel to anyone who has seen the first Madagascar and to all of those who haven’t like me! It is easy to follow and the animation is attracting to the eye making it easily tolerable for all ages.Read full review
- fashionpassionf...Feb 15, 2009by
Features Actors Voices:Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac,Sherrie Shepherd & Alec Baldwin
Running Time:89 Min.
After being stranded on the tiny, titular African island, our four heroes -- egomaniacal lion Alex (Ben Stiller), hypochondriac giraffe Melmen (David Schwimmer), smart alecky zebra Marty (Chris Rock), and lovelorn hippo Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) -- are finally headed home. On a junk airplane refurbished by those pesky penguins, self-proclaimed King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen), along with his right-hand advisor Maurice (Cedric the Entertainer) will take the quartet back to New York. Of course, things don't go as planned, and everyone ends up in the middle of a wildlife preserve in Africa. There, Alex meets up with his dad Zuba(Bernie Mac), mom (Sherrie Shepherd), and conniving Uncle Makunga (Alec Baldwin). Makunga (Alec Baldwin), however, sees the reunion of father and son as a means to banish both from the group, making him the new king. Marty, meanwhile, is having identity issues as a member of the zebra pack, and Gloria is unimpressed with the male hippos. Melman becomes the giraffes’ new witch doctor, but is told he has two days to live during his first day on the job. When the fun-loving feline fails at the tribe's right of passage, however, it's clear these big city critters need to get back to Manhattan, and fast.
Hope this helps you decide.Thanks for reading! :)Read full review
- geartbMay 07, 2011by
Nothing really new, yet enjoyable movie with familiar characters.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Even though there wasn't much new in character development, I enjoyed the mad cap adventures of this rag tag team of zoo animals in Africa. I loved the blu-ray version, with it's clarity of picture and sound. I bought this disc used, but enjoyed it as if it was new. My family and extended family enjoyed it too, sometimes laughing out loud at the misadventures.
- dbaxter5Jun 14, 2010by
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Blu-ray)
Love the movie. Great continuation of the story from the first film. Quality of Blu-ray is amazing in this movie too, they really did a great job with the rendering in Hi-Def.
Although there were some scenes in the movie that seem to be placed in there that don't fit quite well, one in particular is where Alex the Lion is fighting with the old lady in the African desert road, just seems rediculous and doesn't add anything to the movie, I always fast forward through that part.
The movie is fun and the characters are all there with their crazy mannerisms. Hi-Def just adds to this flavor and completes the menu!
- dkglobalcitizenOct 09, 2009by
Very Good Story, just not as good as the original
My kids loved the original Madagascar DVD. So we got the sequel in blu ray.
+ the HD animation in blu ray is simply awesome... the vibrant colors and the crisp details make the animation come alive even more
+ the story & lessons are similar to the original madagascar in that they emphasize the value of friendship, loyalty, and overcoming adversity but they also add a different twist by adding the importance of family into it as well
+ I love the cute humor in the animation and think that the penguins are hilarious... they are back and they're as resourceful as ever
+ I always love stories with inventive gadgets in it, and the penguins and lemurs are back... creating functioning airplanes and parachutes
- they tried adding a bit of puppy love element to this movie, and therefore turned this into a PG movie... not sure that it really made this movie a whole lot better... they could have done w/o it and kept it as a G rating
- the scary granny is back in this movie - with a vengeance... and while a NY granny beating up lions are funny as a cameo, she does this too much in this movie, and it gets a bit old
Overall, I gave this a 5 star rating but it's more like 4.5 stars for not quite living up to the high standards of the original. My kids love it (6 and 4) and I guess that's the most important litmus test. But they both clearly prefer Cars and Kung Fu Panda better.Read full review