This is the 4th instalment of Ice Age. I seen the third one yet original have but I don’t remember. This one fits in that typical point where it just pumps out the generic animation. This is the first movie I chose to watch as it wasn’t heavy so would be perfect at 8am in the morning flying over to Vancouver. This is the first actual away from home post officially completely from my tablet, if there is any spelling mistakes I apologize in advance.
The story of this instalment starts off quite peacefully we have the introduction of also the characters with Manny and Ellie with the teenage daughter in this mammoth family. We see Sid and Diego brought into the picture. Sid, a sloth is as always the clueless and absurd character and Diego is the smarter and more careful saber tooth tiger. The main story this time around focuses on Manny and his teenage daughter Peaches, who wants to have her independence and just have some fun. You know, the typical teenage girl story just with mammoths. Things of course go south as they experience a continental drift and Manny, Sid, and Diego get separated from Ellie and Peaches and he promises to meet them further where it is safe land. They travel out and get caught iPhone with pirates crew lead by a monkey called Captain Gut and his first mate Shira that is a saber tooth tiger. Things get rough from that point on as they try to meet up but the pirates get in their way.
This one brings in some quirky characters to help keep the entertainment going. We also get less snapshots of Scrat, our favorite silly squirrel who never ever gets that acorn of his. I still think he is the funniest part of this whole series. Some of the new characters are quite fun though as I didn’t get much entertainment from the old cast. They had the new role of Sid’s grandma who was just crazy funny to see in action. She just reminded me of Grandma Puckett in Hoodwinked, if you have seen it then you will know what mean. Sid’s grandma helped bring this movie from typical and boring to average.
There isn’t really much to say about this one. I think it may possibly be the first review where I really didn’t have that much fun . I just wonder if they will end the series here or more will come out. I don’t remember how they did at the box office but I think personally that I’m done with it. I’m guessing since the target audience is probably younger than me, maybe they will find a bit more entertainment in it.
If you have kids, I think they might enjoy it. I can see a certain appeal, however, I would not really recommend this.
Anyways, I’m off for my 12 hours flight. I”ll be working on another few posts during this time.