Madagascar 3 and other school holiday openers
The voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen return for a third trip to the well for the animated Madagascar franchise, peddling the same old story (four nutty animals on an odyssey home to New York’s Central Park Zoo) in a different location (a big-top circus travelling through Europe).
They say: US audiences flocked to cinemas and reviewers grudgingly admitted this was the strongest of the trilogy, thanks to a relentless pace and exuberant visuals.
Wesay: Director Eric Darnell’s ( Antz, Madagascar) effortless kid-pleaser is not quite the slyly adult entertainment many US critics claim. (Review, Page 8.) Running time 93 minutes. Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Robina, Coolangatta, Harbour Town, Yatala Drive-in, Tweed City.