Trailer Tuesday: Penguins of Madagascar

Written by Bill Bodkin and Logan J. Fowler



Release Date: November 26, 2014

Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Peter Stormare, John Malkovich.

Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith (The Madagascar movies)

Plot: Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private aka The Penguins of Madagascar. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it. (Official Plot)

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: Since these guys got their own cartoon on Nickelodeon, I guess they deserve a movie now? –LJF

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: Shoot me. –BB

Rate the Trailer (1-5): Two out of five. I can’t say that this movie looks totally awful, but as far as animated films go, this one doesn’t look appealing and/or funny. Even though the “penguin eating cheese puffs to interrupt animal” was funny, this one is solely for the kiddies. –LJF

Rate the Trailer (1-5): One out of five. You know what this trailer reminds me of? The other Madagascar movies. You know what I could care less about? The Madgascar movies. –BB

Theater. Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? No thanks. I’ve only seen the first Madagascar film and while I really enjoyed it, I really don’t feel the need to see the sequels. I prefer other Dreamworks franchises (How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda come to mind) and the feeling here is that this series is running out of gas. Not for me. –LJF

Theater. Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? No thanks. Hey, at least there’s no animals singing mid-90s dance songs. This looks awful, but it’ll make filthy money. -BB

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