Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo & Melman the giraffe are excited to go home after their stint in Madagascar. Boarding the plane "built" by the penguins with King Julien & Maurice on-board. The plane crashes (surprise?) in the middle of an African forest reserve & the gang finds themselves in a whole new world.
Marty is thrilled to find a whole zebra herd that looks like him, talks like him & loves running! Yet his friendship with Alex is crucial as he can FEEL as himself with his best bud. Gloria catches the eye of overly muscular, low-voiced, sexed up & frankly silly male hippo Moto Moto (apparently you must say his name twice because it sounds that good). Melman finds his place as the witch doctor, healing the animals of various ailments & *spoiler* realizes that he must do more to confess his feelings for Gloria before the time is too late.
Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith & David Schwimmer reprised their roles as the lovable NY Zoo gang. They convey the humor & the emotions very well. New voice talents includes Will.I.Am as Moto Moto (unbelievable, right?), & Ben's son was VERY adorable as the young Alakay. Of course, Sacha Baron Cohen was HILARIOUS as King Julien; I totally loved the monologue haha :D
Well the infamous "I Like to Move It" is evident from the very minute the film starts; infectious little bugger! Hans Zimmer made fantastic music for the film, perfectly echoing the fun, the laughter & the messages of love & friendship throughout a film; a perfect companion to a perfectly fun film.
I laughed my ass off in the cinema, this film is awesome to watch with buddies who appreciate a good laugh (& my guffaw haha); it has its sweet & extremely hilarious moments. I find it to be better than its predecessor, & Madagascar was pretty good...Hehehe...This has got a positive thumbs-up from Rowie!