The Penguins of Madagascar: REVIEW

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.

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The Penguins of Madagascar is rated PG for mild action and some rude humor.

© Matt Tory, 2014. 

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How to Train Your Dragon 2: REVIEW

Hiccup and Toothless return in an exciting but overrated sequel that borrows all its best parts from other animated classics before it.

Dragon 2 has plenty of soaring and emotional moments, but they’re just not enough to overcome the clichéd plotline with extraneous characters and clichéd dialogue.

It might be loads of fun for the young ones (and its still better than most Dreamworks outings), but How to Train Your Dragon 2 ends up a fun yet forgettable trip to the movies.reviewscalenew2

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 is rated PG for “adventure action and some mild rude humor.”

© Matt Tory, 2014.