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Review - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), PG, 93 minutes - I must admit, after seeing the first Madagascar film a few years ago, I really didn't think that it would turn into a franchise with multiple entries.  It was a fun, kid targeting film, but that being said, there really wasn't anything about it that made me think 'hey, I wonder what happens next?'  Well, obviously tons of people loved it because it has spawned two sequels.  I never bothered with 2008's Madagascar 2: Escape to Afica (and neither had my fiancee) but when we were looking for a light hearted movie last weekend we decided to give Madagascar 3 a shot.

Europe's Most Wanted picks up with the main Madagascar characters Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer), and Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) now in Africa.  The penguins have abandoned them in order to seek out the riches of Europe.  Alex is the most homesick of the bunch and c…