Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The circus is definitely a really fun idea and will catch families’ attention the most. The characters, humour, action and journey of this third animated instalment are also brilliant, too.


The four Madagascar animals embark on an adventure as the join a travelling European circus after they find themselves trying to avoid being captured by Animal Control.

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Movie details

Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Frances McDormand, Andy Richter, Jessica Chastain
Writer: Eric Darnell, Noah Baumbach
Release Date (Australia): 13 September 2012
Runtime: 93 minutes/1h 33m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film contains themes of peril and threat, in addition to mild scary scenes and crude humour.

Violence (PG)

The film contains scenes that feature animated depictions of characters being punched and slapped.

Coarse Language (G)

The film contains crude language in the form of a single use of the word use of the word “bolshevik”.

Sex (G)

The film contains infrequent sexual innuendo.

mpaa rating

PG (for some mild action and rude humor)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Joining the circus whilst being hunted by a wicked animal control officer is definitely a very new and unusual idea to the Madagascar movie series, but alike the previous films, the creators execute the idea in a non-wasted fashion. This tale is accompanied by the charming humour, but also introduces an unfamiliarly new style. Families will highly appreciate Madagascar 3’s attempt to do something new.

Of course they bring back the unforgettable, quirky, engaging and fun cast to portray animated characters with witty identities, but there’s also some new ones. As the main friends attach to the circus, we’re hilariously set to see the circus animals with more great voices. The animation is also done a lot better and there’s more smooth-paced action. But every child and adult will always remember the antagonist, executed by Frances McDormand.

The journey and the improvement towards the circus animals’ tricks are usually very entertaining, if not at least slightly amusing. Europe’s Most Wanted is also more of a joyful ride than an emotional ride towards the story’s end. Therefore, it’s pretty much a perfect way to say goodbye to Madagascar.

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