“THE BEST ONE YET!” is the blurb on the cover of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. The voice of the Lion (Ben Stiller) and the Zebra (Chris Rock) are entertaining, but some of the dialogue in these Dreamworks animations can be very dry, void of any creativity or emotion. It’s as if the “talking scenes” are just there for the sake of being there. Having said that, I do laugh at most of the jokes in this colourful and spastic trilogy. In Europe’s Most Wanted, you get many frantic action sequences (including a very well animated car chase), goofy characters, and those “old” songs which somehow make the parents feel a little bit comforted.
“THE UNTOLD STORY” was the tagline of The Amazing Spider-Man (my review HERE). Turns out, we’ve already seen this story in 2002’s Spider-Man, directed by Sam Raimi. This “darker” reboot is directed by 500 Days of Summer‘s Marc Webb and stars American-British actor Andrew Garfield as the screwed-up Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The funny thing is – and I find this hard to believe – Andrew Garfield is actually OLDER than Tobey Maguire when they were Spider-Man in their respective movies. Huh! Also, Andrew Garfield looks like the guy from Psycho... Jus sayin’.