Thursday, 12 March 2015

Pengwings of Madagascar

Hey, got a series of animated characters that people like? What do you do? You run them into the ground! Such as with this full length spin off.

Everyone loves the quirky penguins, and how they are all military like, and wanna be capable. Why not give them their own quirky adventure, and have them learn the meaning of competence, and what it means to be in a team. Oh, and face off against a villain that might have inspired Octodad?

While we are not talking heavy plot, it does feel like the creators had fun, and that shows through in the movie. Especially with John Malkovich, who provides the bad guy voice. He's not treating this even slightly seriously, which fits in perfectly with the rest of the tone of the movie. Even Benedict Cumberbatch can't seem to pull off being the serious one, it's just too much fun!

It's a light and enjoyable movie, but that seems to be enough for this.


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