Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, and the penguins are still New York-less as of 2012. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, or Madagascar 3, is crashing into theaters this summer.
Even though parts of the first movie took place in New York, most of the second in continental Africa, and the third in Europe, this is still "Madagascar." Have you ever thought about that? That's like Pirates of the Caribbean in the Mediterranean Sea.
Well, I was 11 years old when the first Madagascar was released, so of course I found it funny; the second had its hit and miss jokes, but this new trailer- I didn't crack a smile; I cracked a cringe. This is the same old premise; the 4 zoo characters and the penguins try to get back to New York, but end up meeting new animals on another continent. Other than new characters, this doesn't look to revolutionary over the first and second Madagascar's.
Dreamworks may struggle with this one as Madagascar may be past its prime and moviegoers may treat this as "I've already seen this before", but it wont be a John Carter at least. Sorry Disney, I apologize.
Children should find this movie somewhat funny and action packed, but based off this trailer, parents may fall asleep early or opt for the babysitter to take the kids. Check out the new trailer for yourself and see if its any good. Madagascar 3: Not in Madagascar, is released June 8, 2012 in America, and June-October in 23 other countries. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_62TZZgCqQ