This movie was a lot of fun. The first five minutes almost had me dancing in the theater, if I hadn't been self conscious. It's hard to compare with the other two films, which one is funnier. This is more of an adventure, but they don't waste a frame. There are lots of jokes and lots of touching moments. The munks have been around for a long time and the characters are well established, yet they seem very much alive and personable and the actors just seem to have their parts down. It doesn't feel re-invented like so many other film adaptions. The characters have changed a lot, but I think for the best. They seem more lifelike. They have always been funny, but this movie adds a little romance and adventure into the mix as well. I didn't know I wanted to see rodents coupling up and dancing, but it turns out I did. As a side note, I adore how the munks dance and skip around at the beginning of the film. A 40+ year old can feel like a kid again, and that's something. Hope there will be future additions to the series.