Guest post by Kavya Balaji
[Pic Courtesy IMDb]
Karthik's just a week old and he's done 2 guest blogs already! So I felt I should have my share of posts too. My dad took me to see Madagascar yesterday with two of my friends(and their parents) from my preschool. Since it is a children's movie, I felt this was my chance to do a post. So here's what I thought about it.
A zebra in the New York zoo feels lonely and so wants to go out to the wild. It tries to escape once but fails. But the zoo officials decide to release all the animals anyway and along with its friends, a lion, a giraffe and a hippo, the zebra is shipped to Kenya in a crate on a ship. But some penguins hijack the ship, causing the crates to fall into the sea. So all four animals are washed up in Madagascar, which is inhabited by lemurs.
Movies with animals are the best and this movie has lots of them. And since I've been to the zoo,I could even follow what was happening. Like Mufasa and Simba in The Lion King, the lion here is not scary and does a lot of funny things. The actions of all the animals were funny and I laughed most in the scene where the lion and the zebra run towards each other on the beach. I didn't like the lemurs too much except for the small one which was very cute. Those scenes made me quite restless. Like in The Lion King, the jackals are bad in this one too. So I could understand who was good and bad and clapped when the jackals ran away.
Though I couldn't understand why, my dad laughed a few times when the animals were talking. So I guess the movie offers some humor for adults too. Towards the end, I think the lion turns violent because it is hungry and wants to eat the zebra, which is its friend. But my dad covered that up since I am quite sensitive and made up his own story. So I was happy for the full movie.
Overall, the movie was very colorful with lots of action. So it held my attention the whole time(even after I finished the popcorn). It gets two thumbs up from me.