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Teen Critic Likes To Move It Move It, Madagascar 2 That Is, To Top Films of This Year

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa gets another thumbs up from a KPBS Teen Critic (Dreamworks)

By Jason Lacsamana

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (in theaters November 7 in San Diego) is one of the best films I've seen this year. The film features our four favorite New York zoo animals Alex, Marty, Claudia, and Walter finding themselves on yet another epic adventure in a foreign land. This time our friends find themselves stranded in Africa, which at first seems like a wasteland but soon becomes a long lost paradise.

I really enjoyed watching this film and I highly recommend it to others especially to parents with young children or older brothers and sisters with younger siblings. The film had a lot of moments that I even found amusing which is a bit of a surprise because I'm more into the darker side of humor. I can't comment much on the animation of the film because it wasn't really anything too special; it was pretty basic animation. Although I did find myself forgetting that it was animals in the movie not humans. The acting in the movie was good enough to make me forget that. I found the movie to be a great success with great acting, a great storyline, and very funny moments. I would definitely say that it's worth the money to go see it.

--Jason Lacsamana is a senior at Mount Miguel High School. He says he wants to be a Teen Critic because he loves watching movies and loves to critique them but never really had a way of sharing his critiques.He cites zombie movies as his favorites of all time.