Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Probably not just as much, but Escape 2 Africa is still an entertaining, funny and well-crafted sequel. This animation continues starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer.


When Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo attempt to fly back to New York City but crash-land in Africa, Alex meets a pride that involves his long-lost parents.

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Movie details

Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Alec Baldwin
Writer: Etan Cohen, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Release Date (Australia): 18 December 2008
Runtime: 89 minutes/1h 29m
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film features mild crude humour, perilous situations and a sense of threat.

Violence (PG)

The film features scenes of animated punching violence. An animal is depicted with a small bloody wound after have implicitly been shot.

Sex (G)

The film features infrequent and very mild sexual references.

mpaa rating

PG (for some mild crude humor)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The second Madagascar thoroughly involves, but also excludes an essential amount of its predecessor’s charm. However, it’s still really great for families to receive the option to witness the memorable animated animal-characters’ friendships portrayed again by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer.

Although the brilliant cast, the cute adventure and the bright humour return to this sequel, they’re unfortunately but only slightly more bland than 2005’s original comedy. The animation is just as adorable and the conclusion is just as satisfying, but there’s not much excitement within Alex the lion reuniting with his parents.

Additionally to the lion meeting his family is the rest of the characters meeting their species. It unfortunately causes some unlikeable and overly dramatic dramas between the characters that provide more of a flat speed to the story. It’s not overly original or surprising, but isn’t terrible.

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