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I am a world traveller & a mom of two, (8 & 6). I love to meet people, and am fascinated that there are 7 billion stories out there to be explored. I think Melbourne is the most happening city to live in with all the fun activities around town.
Published January 6th 2015
Silliest Penguins you will ever see
Penguins of Madagascar is the big spin-off DreamWorks animation movie for the 2014-2015 Christmas season. After the success of the Madagascar series, the penguins got their own spin off television show, and now they have an entire movie to their credit.

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Image Source: Facebook page of Penguins of Madagascar

The story gives a background about the penguins and starts in the pristine backdrop of Antarctica where the foursome Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private form their alliance. Fast forward to present day, where the evil Dr. Octavius Brine has developed a deforming-cute-and-cuddly-penguins-to-hideous-monsters serum as a result of his intense jealousy of these animals, who always manage to steal all the attention from audiences around the globe.

Along with the penguins, who always seem to get themselves into trouble, the elite group North Wind is also working on ridding the world of this evil.

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Silly penguins

The concoction of these characters gives a continuous presentation of silly antics and takes us on a wild ride with the penguins during their efforts to follow Dr. Octavius. Their silliness goes beyond the threshold of adult tolerance at many points, but if children are accompanying you, then you will sit through it for their sake, as they giggle and laugh at the childish humour. The audience gets more insight into the characters of the penguins, who are merely the supporting actors in the Madagascar series. The story is fast paced and thankfully the movie reaches its climax within the hour and a half mark. To its credit though are big names such as John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch starring as the evil Dr. Brine and Classified, team leader of North Wind.

I would suggest taking a couple of tablets of Panadol with you if you plan to watch the movie in theatre, just as a precautionary measure in case you walk out with a headache. I would not recommend the movie as a top choice. On a bright note, perhaps this movie will keep the kids entertained for a big chunk of the morning/afternoon.

Running Time: 1 hour 32 minutes
Rating: PG (mild action, rude humour)
Available in 2D and 3D

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