Task # 1: A Dutch film
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Ice Age: The Meltdown
The Ice age is melting away.
Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster prompts them to reunite and warn all the other beasts about the desperate situation.
The second instalment in the Ice Age series does up the ante when it comes to Scrat's misadventures, introduces new characters into the lives of Manny, Sid & Diego without any friction, and adds more pre-historic animals into its list but it lacks the freshness of the original and is a slight deterioration in storytelling quality as well.
The story of Ice Age: The Meltdown continues the journey of Manny, Sid & Diego who embark on a new adventure after finding out that the ice age is nearing its end & with all the melting ice, a great flood is approaching. But on their way to a higher ground, they discover that Manny isn't really the only woolly mammoth left alive.
Caught this on TV, had to watch it. Not as good as the first one, but it's good and funny.
When the original Ice Age movie was being developed, the original intention of this film was to be 2D animated, fully dramatic with barely any comic relief, and directed by the underrated genius behind The Secret of NIMH himself, Don Bluth, but was taken away from him when Fox decided that traditional animation was a dying form and was made into a CGI comedy. Think of what could have been when watching this crappy, badly made, cash-grabbed sequel. What's wrong with it? Well, global warming is used as a plot-device, the likeable characters of the first have tired gags and are more mean-spirited, there's lazy adult jokes and innuendoes, Queen Latifah playing a mammoth convinced she's a possum (no joke),…
Passable, engaging sequel. Nothing more, nothing less.
Second rate plot, retread jokes, worse voice acting. Feels uninspired in all areas. Should have been about the squirrel.
I do like John Lequizamo as Sid. Never thought I would say that in public. But the squirrel.. Slightly less annoying than in the first. The final scenes of nut heaven is the best part of the movie.
Not a very memorable sequel.
Film #7 of the June 2016 Scavenger Hunt
Task #12 An animated sequel
I wasn't the biggest fan of the first Ice Age movie mainly because I don't like Ray Romano's voice, so I didn't have exceptionally high hopes for this film. I'm glad that I didn't because it would have been even more boring and drawn out than it already was. Too much of the squirrel being the catalyst for all the environmental changes, Sid the sloth wasn't even funny, and Denis Leary's Sabertooth Tiger Diego was more like a docile house cat than a magnificent beast.
Based on how I felt from this movie, this will probably be the last of the Ice Age franchise I'll bother with.
Not as good as the first one but still has some decent animation and some fun moments to spare.
I honestly enjoyed this almost as much as the first. Still enjoyed the characters a great ton, thought that the new characters were good as well. Doesn't hit the emotional heights of the first, and perhaps is not quite as funny but it's still a fun time.
Remember when the "I believe I can fly" bit was the shit in elementary school.
Mildly fun and obviously cash-in from Fox to keep this baby going. I gave up on this franchise after seeing this film ten years ago, but with two boys seeing these for the first time, we will cut through them all, and I have just noticed what appears to be a sixth installment hitting cinemas this year, unless I'm confusing it with a short.
Anyway, they do make an effort to further the characters in interesting ways, but they forgot about the gags, or uh, anything exciting actually happening.
i had the computer game for this movie and like the over the hedge game, i played it so many times over. something about the environment totally captivated my then-9/10-year-old self. aside from that, i liked the possums, i had a crush on crash, and i really liked how the ice and water looked. this movie treated me very well
The first one is a stone cold classic, so I've been reluctant to watch this first sequel. (I love the 3rd flick and kinda like the 4th...sorta). The Meltdown was pretty good, it surprised me. A bit too much "family-is-everything" sentiment (not as much at the 4th) creeping in, but the film (mostly) moves quickly enough to smother it. Both the action scenes (LOVE the balancing/swinging rocks) and comedy ("Food, Glorious Food!!!") are rich with imagination and commitment. How dexterous can a mammoth GET? Character stuff fairly "ehh" but I guess they covered most of that in the first film. Kids will love it, I suspect. Especially Scrat and Sid.
Task # 1: A Dutch film
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