From the first Madagascar movie in 2005 to Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted in 2012, the Penguins of Madagascar have been a real hoot that have made audiences laugh out loud at their extreme hijinks. So it only made sense that they would eventually get their own movie and Penguins of Madagascar in 3D is a fun and over the top experience that will make you snort laugh more than a few times during the 90 minute run time.
The movie opens with Skipper, Kowalski, Rico as young penguins who realize early on that they are not just going to go through life being cute and following the penguin status quo. They want to live life on their own terms with adventure and excitement. Their decision to leave the penguin pack leads them to adopt an orphan named Private and the pack of four set their sights on becoming spies who follow trouble wherever they can find it.
During one of their over the top adventures inside the US Mint (which looked awesome in 3D), the penquins discover a plot by an evil villain named Dr. Octavius Brine to destroy all the cute penquins worldwide and the Penguins of Madagascar are forced to join forces with another undercover organization called The North Wind to stop Brine's evil plan and keep penguin cuteness from becoming extinct.
This movie is 90 minutes of pure fun, adventure, and laughs with the kind of gags and jokes that we have all come to expect out of any movie where you find the Penguins of Madagascar. The action is great and the humor is both cutting and juvenile, but at times some of the jokes did go a little too far. I thought maybe I was being too much of a prude, but even my silly humor loving 14 year old son thought that some of the "butt" jokes in the movie went on for way too long.
The Penguins of Madagascar opens in theaters today, Wednesday, November 26, 2014, and is rated PG.
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