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“Prometheus” VS “Madagascar 3” Movie Reviews – Which One is My Pick of the Week?

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“Prometheus” VS “Madagascar 3” Movie Reviews – Which One is My Pick of the Week?

Two big films are opening this weekend, we have “Prometheus” for sci-fi fans, and “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” for the entire family. In “Prometheus,” director Ridley Scott returns to the world he created in “Alien” for this prequel of sorts. This time, the explorers are in search of the history of mankind. Until, dangerous forces intervene. Noomi Rapace channels the strong woman role in the vein of Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, and Patrick Wilson co-star. But my favorite is Michael Fassbender in full android mode as David.

In “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” our favorite castaways are back. They’ve taken us to Madagascar and Africa, and now, they want us to visit Europe! Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer), and Gloria the Hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith) must join the circus to escape the long arm of the law because by now, they’re Europe’s Most Wanted. Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Frances McDormand, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, and Martin Short co-star.

So which one is my pick of the week? You may be surprised:

Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts



A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

In Theaters -- June 8, 2012

MPAA Rating -- R (for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language)

Genres -- Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure

Run Time -- 2 hours 4 minutes



Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

In Theaters -- June 8, 2012

MPAA Rating -- PG (for some mild action and rude humor)

Genres -- Action/Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Sequel

Run Time -- 1 hour 35 minutes

Distributors -- Paramount Pictures


Language: English

Year of Production: 2012

Length: 2:00

Country: United States