Penguins Of Madagascar Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Penguins Of Madagascar by Lorne Balfe.
At a glance:
50 minutes of score
Geek Score: 82.2
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 14.43
Album Excellence: 29%
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Penguins Of Madagascar is a spinoff from the Madagascar series of animated films. It’s starring those penguins and they are obviously secret agents. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. It’s usually never a good idea to do spin-offs, but in this case it makes sense. These penguins are some of the most memorable characters from Madagascar and they have personalities great enough to pull this off. The score to the Madagascar series was composed by Hans Zimmer, but his protege Lorne Balfe is doing the score to Penguins Of Madagascar.
As I would expect, there’s obviously some Bond references here seeing that they are spies and ‘The Penguins Of Madagascar’ gives exactly that vibe, although a more comedic version. The theme is good, and I see myself humming this after watching the movie when I have a better connection with it. Balfe has taken a leaf from Zimmer’s book of tricks when it comes to naming the tracks. In Batman Begins Zimmer used latin names for bats. Balfe has done the same, but for penguins. Clever! What matters is the music though and it is fun I have to admit, but it’s also quite a handful. The music feels a bit stressful for me, particularly the secret agent action music which is most of the score.
As fun as this was and is, I got tired of it a lot faster than I anticipated. I will have to listen to it later as my penguins fatigue could be affected by my current mood. What are your thoughts on it?
1. The Penguins Of Madagascar