A spin-off from the popular Madagscar films, The Penguins of Madagascar is a frenzied fury of gags, puns, and high-energy hi-jinks. The lovable penguins from one of Dreamworks’ best series of films get the spotlight this time, as they are forced into saving all penguin-kind from an evil octopus… Yes, it’s ridiculously silly. But what did you expect?
The surreal humor doesn’t always come across – though I must say that one recurring gag had me laughing out loud numerous times throughout. Penguins isn’t as funny as the original Madagascar films, and it features some surprisingly rudimentary animation, but its silly frantic story is a decent diversion and will certainly entertain young kids.
© Matt Tory, 2014.