What’s the natural thing to do when you make a sequel that doesn’t live up to the original? Make a third one of course. The first Madagascar was enjoyable enough, whilst the second, Escape 2 Africa, although watchable, felt as if it had already run out of ideas. The third film, subtitled Europe’s Most Wanted, sees the usual suspects – Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman (David Schwimmer) – attempt to find their way back to New York.
However, they somehow find themselves in Monte Carlo and on the run from the film’s villain, Captaine Chantel DuBois (Frances McDormand), before joining a travelling circus in need of some new performing animals – what a bizarre coincidence, and one that is bound to get animal rights getting on their high horse (or non animal alternative of a high horse). Oh, and the trailer features the obligatory annoying Madagascar song choices. Anyway, check the trailer below.
There’s still a bit of a wait for this one – Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted doesn’t hit cinemas until October 19th. Can you wait that long?