Friday, May 27, 2005

MADAGASCAR THE MOVIE - Cedric The Entertainer

This review of Madagascar The Movie at the National Post mentions that Maurice, the Aye-Aye lemur in the movie, is played by Cedric The Entertainer. Make of that what you will.
The poo gags, Regis and Kelly jokes and even cheap barbs at the expense of Canadian medicare are all casually linked by the plot: Marty the restless zebra (Chris Rock), Alex the metro lion (Ben Stiller), Melvin the hypochondriac giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the maternal hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) are all trying to escape to a place they know only as "the wild." The plan is botched by the time they reach Grand Central Station, but eventually they wind up as castaways on the titular island, in a region controlled by a perpetually dancing lemur (Sacha Baron Cohen) and a disgruntled aye-aye (Cedric The Entertainer).