I laughed so much and found it very enjoyable. Though at times it might feel cliched, somehow it excelled in its execution. I wanted to take my older kids to the movies for some family time. The story centers around Manny the Mammoth, Syd the Sloth, and Diego the Sabretooth Tiger, making their way out of the great valley before the quickly thawing landscape floods the land. If Finding Nemo is the gold standard, then Ice Age is the silver. I first saw Ice Age in the Subiaco Cinemas when it came out, back in '02.
The characters are still incredibly lovable, and the movie is very good at teaching the strength of family and togetherness. We chuckle to hear these creatures applying modern, scientific knowledge to the pre-scientific era in which they are living. Sid the sloth is charming in his annoying, over-affectionate and naive sort of way. Jokes fly fast and furious for all ages. Along the way they meet two possums, and a female Mammoth named Ellie that thinks she is a possum.
The animation is brilliant, as you would expect, and you will be praying for the opportunity to go on the ice slide in the movie. Manny, Sid and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: A huge glacial dam holding off oceans of water is about to break, threatening the entire valley. After laughing at Scrat's funny and unsuccessful attempts, we need to reflect that life is a bumpy road and we should not give up easily. The animation is beautiful, the characters are funny and engaging, the story is fast paced and moving, and most of all it deserves another follow up. This is because of the one element which makes it different from all of the other 3D animations made at the time - The characters have no particular 'home' which they leave.
Due to this, there's also no mention of a nuclear family which would really be pathetic in a setting like the ice age. Let's just say he does not take it well. They have combined state-of-the-art digital animation, the perfectly cast voice talents of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Dennis Leary among many others to create a highly entertaining, family film with a strong message about cooperation, friendship and caring for your fellow herd members. We've had it on video for a number of years now and no matter how many times you watch it, it never gets boring. The villains in this sequel are pretty nasty, besides the looming natural disaster, we have two sea creatures with nasty teeth and attitude, as well as menacing vultures ever ready to pounce on the flesh of animals who have fallen. Will Syd ever find respect? And how sometimes it takes many different creatures to make up a herd.
So our three heroes, along with Ellie, Crash and Eddie, form the most unlikely. One could wish, perhaps, for a bit less sentimentality at the end, but that is a minor quibble in a film that works so well for both children and adults. We went and saw Ice Age Meltdown really for lack of something better to see. Scenarists Michael Berg, Michael J. Maybe they were actually living on the ecuator in the first movie and the ice caps just reached them in the final years of the ice age. Is there any higher praise? A strong production for Twentieth Century Fox.
You will fall in love with the characters, especially the comic relief of the prehistoric squirrel and its desperate attempts to bury its nuts. Our gang of prehistoric animals are back - Manny the Mammoth voiced by Ray Romano , Sid the Sloth John Leguizamo and Diego the Sabre-tooth Tiger Denis Leary. Ray Romano is the voice of the mammoth, the big character of the film, literally, while Denis Leary is the ferocious bad-guy-turned-good sabertooth tiger This isn't just humor and pretty colors but a nice, sentimental story of how a little baby softens up a couple of tough characters. Will Manny and Ellie find love? Some of the very young children my be a little frightened during the sea monster attacks, but it will by no means induce nightmares. Another great point about the movie is the beauty of the animation.
How the tribe survived multiple thousands of years is not addressed, but who cares? The overall look of the film is incredible; an intensely coloured, strangely believable fantasyland of snow, geysers, mud, rocks and ice. Interestingly, the voice actor of Scrat is Ice Age 2002 director, Chris Wedge. This is obviously aimed at the same market as Monsters Inc and Shrek, but is different in its less cartoony feel despite the deliberately cartoony characteristics of the lead creatures. The central theme of friendship in spite of differences and the humor found in trying situations plays well. Ever since Hollywood fully adopted computer animated family films, there has been a great variance in quality.
However, he did not direct the sequel, Ice Age 2. To exercise their rights of opposition, correction or deletion should write to the following email: peliculatorpeliculator gmail. That is, until he miraculously finds Ellie, the only female mammoth left in the world. The musical scene seems awkward and does not fit into the film nicely. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths. Which, strangely, makes the movie all the more pure. I came out wanting the obligatory merchandise, especially the sloth toy, only to be disappointed the next day when I couldn't find anything vaguely related.