than I was expecting.
Sure, the storyline isn't genius and the flying animal gags start to get tired the tenth time around. But overall it's an enjoyable movie to watch. A glowing, Katy Perry-esque circus spectacular near the end was undeniably impressive on the big screen.
If there's one thing I like about DreamWorks versus Pixar (gasp!), it's that the 3-D effect in DreamWorks films is more substantial. Stereoscopic supervisor Phil 'Captain 3D' McNally and team did a great job here that strengthened the film.
Madagascar 3 is currently at 76% fresh on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes (only 58% among Top Critics) and may end up winning the weekend at the box office.