Monday, January 5, 2009
Watched Madagascar 2 with Sanjog and Rama over the weekend. Surprisingly good. I actually cried twice! It's fast paced and eventful enough for kids, yet full of in-jokes and other witticisms for adult enjoyment. There's so much liberal bias in the film (about equal rights, paternal leave and inter-racial marriage, among other things) that I wonder if it's some sort of covert scheme by left wing Hollywood to brainwash kids in red states. Plus there is some really overt homo subtext--the two male chimps demanding paternal leave, the relationship between Alex and the zebra, and a lion who likes to dance and twirl rather than fight--there is no way it could be accidental.