The villain, Dave, has been seeking revenge on the penguins ever since they arrived at the Central Park Zoo. Dave used to be the main attraction, but after the penguins’ arrival, the tourists are too distracted by their cuteness to even look at Dave. Eventually he hatches a plan to create a serum to turn all cute and cuddly penguins into hideous monsters. The penguins and the North Wind must join forces in order to defeat this crazy octopus.
In addition to the main plot of the film, the movie also includes many subplots. For instance, throughout the movie, Private is trying to prove that he is a meaningful and important member to the penguins’ team. A love interest for Kowalski is also introduced. All in all, the subplots do not have much time in the film to develop and strive, but they were pleasant additions to the overall story.
The movie is charming, funny, and enjoyable, although the end did get slightly weird. The penguins are very entertaining characters, and the added characters, such as Agent Classified from the North Wind, are also very cute and funny. This movie will definitely put a smile on your face. Compared to the other movies in the Madagascar franchise, Penguins of Madagascar was average. It is worth your time and money only if you are a big Madagascar fan, otherwise I would wait until the movie comes out on DVD to watch it. I would give Penguins of Madagascar 3.5 out of 5 stars.