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Thursday 7 February 2013

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted DVD Review

Madagascar was one of the very first movies that Lara ever sat and properly watched. She has become a massive fan of Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman and, this Christmas she must have watched the first two movies a dozen times and we couldn't wait for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray so that Lara could watch it. This coming Monday (the 11th of February) the wait will be over but Lara was lucky enough to get a sneak peek.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted sees Alex the lion and his friends travel through Monte Carlo's casinos, into London and then finally back home to Central Park Zoo in New York. It is the conclusion to the tale that I've been really looking forward to (the ending wasn't quite what I was expecting!). Madagascar 3 has some quite adult humour (I've never been sure that Julian the Lemur is appropriately targeted at kids) but I really think it is the most enjoyable of the Madagascar movies in terms of all-round family fun.  I was really pleasantly surprised because one of the reasons why we hadn't been to see it at the cinema was that I had read reviews which said the humour was too adult and the content lacking.  I found the story to be fast and fun and the music features some popular tracks that you are bound to recognise.  I would say it is the only one of the three movies that Lara has been fully engaged with through the whole feature.

In the movie, the animals make new friends in a travelling circus that makes its way across Europe while all the while they are being chased by a group of French animal control officers (again, the humour here is a bit adult... the first time I watch it, I thought they were military). Lara and I both loved the big musical numbers and the circus scenes feature bright neon colours and disco moves.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is available next week on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Copy (including Blu Ray 3D). There are lots of exclusive additional features.

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