The Penguins of Madagascar

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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by EricJ » July 27th, 2014, 3:36 am

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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by LotsoA113 » October 13th, 2014, 12:19 pm

I myself will skip this to avoid potential spoilers, but for those who want it, the first four minutes of the movie are up.
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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by ShyViolet » October 13th, 2014, 7:11 pm

Here's a link: :)


http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a ... hjCnJZ4FnK

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Some cute moments, but...nothing really new. The only really fun moment is when Private hatches from his egg. I loved these guys as cipher characters, but on their own I really don't think they can carry a whole movie. :( There's just not a whole lot of new stuff going on, or much to care about for that matter. Hate saying this...I wanted to like it.

Like we said...DreamWorks is in trouble right now. The audience will probably "shrug" or just be plain bored. I don't see this doing well at all. :(
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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by ShyViolet » November 24th, 2014, 12:24 pm

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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by ShyViolet » November 26th, 2014, 1:05 pm

Another negative review: (apparently there's crude humor here as there is in Home.)


http://www.cleveland.com/movies/index.s ... e_cut.html

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/mobile/m/ ... adagascar/

64 percent fresh
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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by EricJ » November 26th, 2014, 2:18 pm

ShyViolet wrote:Another negative review: (apparently there's crude humor here as there is in Home.
.....NAAWWWWHHH!! :shock:

(No, no, it's "Humor adults can enjoy along with their kids", remember?)

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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by Ben » November 26th, 2014, 6:34 pm

Nah, it's "humor" that the kids then repeat interminably after the movie, in the post-movie restaurant and for a good couple of weeks after (or until the next animated picture is released, whichever comes first)!

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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by ShyViolet » November 28th, 2014, 11:15 am

A (mostly) favorable review from the Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/no ... umberbatch
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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by Ben » December 1st, 2014, 8:29 am

DWA to take a write down on Penguins...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/d ... oss-752875

Sorry, James...so much for that $300m gross. :(

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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by ShyViolet » December 1st, 2014, 9:47 am

Oh no... :(
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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by EricJ » December 1st, 2014, 12:23 pm

He added: "International performance to-date has been okay, but we are reducing our global full-run box office estimates for the film and now expect the company to book a loss on the film in the fourth quarter, unless international materially outperforms the current trajectory."
What, international box-office rescuing a domestic CGI wisecracking-critter title nobody wants in the States?...Oh, THAT'S never going to happen, IS IT?? :x

(Although the fact that it doesn't seem to be happening here either is worth noting. PoM seems to be doing the same proportional equivalent of unimpressive business over there as here, whereas we would normally expect Madagascar or a Fox Ice Age sequel to be packing them in in Germany.)

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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by James » December 1st, 2014, 7:49 pm

Definitely missed the total but I still think it's going to do a lot better than people think today. It's going to play for several months with no real family competition until Spongebob in February.

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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by Dacey » December 1st, 2014, 8:17 pm

Except for Annie, which I'm expecting to be huge. And Night at the Museum, which I'm also thinking will be big (especially since it's coming out at Christmas, which is where the franchise "belongs").

The way things are playing out, Penguins could be gone from most theaters before kids are even on holiday break. The same thing, unfortunately, happened with Rise of the Guardians two years ago.
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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by James » December 1st, 2014, 11:13 pm

The difference, though, is Rise of the Guardians wasn't any good!

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Re: The Penguins of Madagascar

Post by Dacey » December 1st, 2014, 11:48 pm

Gonna have to agree to disagree. ;)
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