Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D Movie Reviews
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This is a cute movie, not overly clever like Shrek and maybe not as artistic as Up, but it still had me laughing and entertained throughout. The character of Scrat in this movie continues his search for the acorn, except that this time his search causes more trouble than it's worth. Scrat's craziness causes the rest of the gang - Manny, Diego, and Sid - to go on a fun filled adventure that brings Sid back to his hilarious and tough loving Granny. Of course, no story like this is complete without a villain, and this time we have a bunch of crazed pirates that want to stop the gang before they get home. The movie is a lot of fun and I think if you don't go in expecting a lot of sly one-liners you should be able to enjoy it. My boyfriend was kind of disappointed because he wanted more pop culture jokes, but why does every animated movie have to be like that? It's nice that this one is strictly for the kids. In some cases, that's just right.
Hmmm...I wonder where and how they went wrong with this one? This just isn't very good, despite the obvious money that went into making it, so it should have been much, MUCH better. Don't get me wrong, it looks great and sounds great, all the technical things were done state of the art, but the story itself feels like it was cobbled together from other, better movies and then they just rushed to put the best bits in and forgot to try and tie the whole thing together. There's a lot of falling anvil type of humor in this so I'm guessing little kids will like it more than their parents, though that's not always a bad thing where the studios are concerned, lol. I just can't imagine there being another Ice Age after this one because it can't hold a candle to the other three which were charming and funny. This one tries and tries (and then tries again) but I guess it's the little engine that can't. Only for fans of the Ice Age series, and even in 3D I dunno if it's worth it.
I love the Ice Age movies, always have, all the way from when I was a kid. I'll admit that they're not quite the same quality as what Pixar usually does or even the rare good DreamWorks animated movie like Kung Fu Panda or How to Train Your Dragon. I enjoyed seeing this in 3D because there's a lot of action in the movie and it all really pops out at you in 3D ... though I have to admit that I didn't see nearly as many people in the 3D viewing as I did in the regular movie, which I guess is because it now costs like $50 for a family of four to go see a movie in 3D. It's gotten kind of expensive but I think it's ok to splurge once in a while on a movie you have been waiting to see. My favorite guy in the cast is still Ray Romano - I just love his nasal, whiny voice and the way it comes out in a cartoon, it jst cracks me up thinking about it! I also really liked Queen Latifah's performance. She has a super cool delivery.
Man, this was WEAK as you know what (rhymes with 'smell')! After seeing some awesome animated movies this year - The Lorax, Madagascar 3, Arrietty, and my favorite, Brave - I was hoping that the new Ice Age would be another winner. But it turned out to be a loser and a dud! The animals are still searching for that magical acorn or whatever and suddenly a crazy band of pirates tries to stop them...yeah, didn't make sense to me either. The movie is pretty dull and you know exactly what the jokes are going to be, it's totally lazy writing on the part of the screenplay. None of the characters are memorable this time, even the one played by John Leguizamo who usually hits it out of the park. I think that this should be the last Ice Age EVER and it definitely isn't worth seeing in 3D. The animation is so-so and you can probably get do a lot better if you just go back and see Brave or wait for the DVD. Big time disappointment.
My kids triple loved this movie! I'm not surprised since they love all the Ice Age movies which are a lot of fun. There's a lot of action in this one and the animals tend to scream a lot (I mean A LOT) but the little ones seemed to like it a lot so I would recommend it to anyone whose kids haven't seen it or who don't want to go back and see Brave or Madagascar 3 again. I think this movie was made mostly for kids since it doesn't have many adult level jokes but I didn't mind. The animation is pretty neat, kinda offbeat but very detailed. It's less artsy and more stylish, I guess. The cast includes all the old favorites like Ray Romano and John Leguizamo, plus new voices like Queen Latifah and Aziz Ansari. Patrick Stewart had me in stitches every time he talked, I just love how he delivers his line in such a dry fashion, it makes the jokes that much funnier. On the whole, not as good as Brave but still a fun movie for the family.
Let's just be frank, shall we? The Ice Age animated franchise is no Toy Story. Heck, it's not even one of those charming shorts that plays at the beginning of every Pixar animated feature. And nothing proves this point more than the frenetic, off-the-wall, louder-than-all-hell movie that is the third Ice Age animated misadventure.
Consider this: of the six movies that have been out-and-out blockbusters so far in 2012, three of them are animated features: The Lorax, Madagascar 3, and Brave. Clearly, audiences the world over enjoy the romp of a studio cartoon. If there is any justice in the world, Ice Age 3 will not be joining the list simply because it is quite plainly a very bad movie. At the screening I went to, there were a few dozen kids present and even they seemed to only laugh at a few moments (like when giant icicles fall on villains' heads or things of that sort) while the adults in the crowd seemed genuinely disengaged, checking their clocks and cell phones throughout and asking the little ones if they needed to go to the bathroom. Not a good sign.
Though it has the voice talents of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Lopez, Aziz Ansari, and Patrick Stewart, there is remarkably little character in the story: it's all pratfalls and high speed chases, especially with the main cast of acorn-hunting creatures being hunted themselves by a generic band of ragtag pirates. Strictly Saturday morning stuff here, folks.
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