This time the action shifts to Europe. The pack from the Central Park Zoo want to return to New York. They see an opportunity when they see a circus troupe which could perform across the Atlantic and hence, be their ticket to go back home. Yes, of course there is a villain who will try to stop them. The plot is from any movie ever made. Not much you can call inventive, either in terms of content or form. Even the 3D is restricted to things and animals leaping towards your eyes. The tedium is only saved by some gags here and there. This is another problem. If your film relies on gags instead of humor that is organic to the story, it is a failure. But if a standard animated film, with standard laughs and standard feel-goodness is enough, this film offers exactly that.
I feel like I'm being too harsh on a film that never set out to accomplish greatness. But when you have films like Wall-E, Toy Story, Ratatouille, Shrek and even Ice Age, why settle for mediocrity? I don't want to sound like a cynic and ruin your party. There must be a reason why Madagascar has spawned two sequels. It's just that apart from the monetary reason, I fail to see to see why it was made. For the third time.view less