THE MOVIE EVENT THAT WILL BLOW THEIR COVER.
The four penguins from the Madagascar movies break into Fort Knox and face an enemy from the past whose name they can’t for the life of them remember. The wonderfully enterprising penguins already had a TV series of their own, but this 3D spin-off stands independently. Their perky charm is a huge part of the appeal, and the film is fun at first, mimicking the energy of its predecessors. Amusing voice work, but the story is idiotic (with a very weird villain) and can’t sustain all the action.
2014-U.S. Animated. 92 min. Color. Directed by Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith. Voices of Tom McGrath (Skipper), Chris Miller (Kowalski), Christopher Knights (Private), Conrad Vernon (Rico), John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch… Ken Jeong, Peter Stormare, Andy Richter, Werner Herzog.