Penguins of Madagascar Sunday, 22 September 2019

Penguins of Madagascar

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: Some scary scenes.

  • The pitch:

    It's Classified.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare, Andy Richter, Danny Jacobs, Werner Herzog

  • Directed by:

    Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are sprayed with goo (amniotic fluid), gassed, caged, gagged, punched, hit with objects, slapped, kidnapped, shot with tranquiliser darts, handcuffed, catapulted, hit by trucks. Animals eaten by other animals. Explosions, smashed objects, broken glass. Break-and-enter. Characters fall from high ledges. Blood/gore: An animal almost chokes. Objects protruding from skin. Animal skeleton (display).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Innuendo. Bare bum.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Characters are gassed, sedated (tranquiliser darts), exposed to shape-changing serum. Alcohol (champagne).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Slang for body parts. Cultural, gender, animal stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Adventure, family, high fives, flightlessness, documentary making, Fort Knox, revenge, missions, leadership, rivalry, teamwork, monsters, snow globes, cheezy snacks, dastardly plans.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Penguins, seagulls, leopard seals, octopuses, cricket, arctic wolf, cat, dead fish/seafood, polar bear, harp seal, snowy owl, sheep, squid, lemur. Fireworks, planes, helicopter, submarine, full moon. Fart noise, regurgitation, vomiting. Salmon eating.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Hilarious, whirlwind, droll, loose, funny, entertaining, amusing, madcap, charming, peppy, in-your-face. Non-stop action, clever dialogue, zany energy, sassy script, excellent voice work, cute and cuddly penguins, sharp humour, hilarious puns/movie references/impersonations for adults, well-animated action sequences, graceful camerawork, precise editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Over-stuffed, exhausting, limp, predictable, lackluster, unfunny, unmoving, uninspired, charmless, disposable, lazy, noisy, clichéd. Poor female characters, unoriginal villain, occasionally drags.

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