You know it's not a good sign when you're at a children's movie and even the kids in the audience are hardly laughing. There were a few bright spots--the lemur king, voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen of Da Ali G Show, was pretty funny--but overall the film was boring and unoriginal. I really wish that filmmakers would realize that it takes more than a few big names and one-liners to make a good animated movie. For that matter, I wish they'd figure out that just because an actor is famous does not mean that he or she will be good as a voice actor. But, since Madagascar opened at number 2--only bested by Revenge of the Sith in its second week--I doubt the studio execs will be learning this lesson any time soon.

Viewed: 5/29/2005 | Released: 5/26/2005 | Score: D

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