For the last three years, I've kept a log of the films I showed my kids as they were introduced…
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.
This was always my favorite one growing up and today I can actually say it's the only "Ice Age" sequel that actually works well.
Though it doesn't quite have the charm, wit and much less the originality of the first film, is a little more juvenile with its humor, features an unnecessary musical number and is once again predictable from beginning to end "Ice Age: The Meltdown" does mantain the big heart from its predecessor, the original characters as well as the new additions are really great, there's some genuine character development here for Manny and Diego, enough of the jokes hit well enough and I dug it not having a real villain per say and it being a lot…
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.
The first Ice Age movie had some memorable characters and the voice actors all worked well together, but the shortcomings on the storyline front kept it from being anything more than just your average run of the mill animated film. The string of sequels that the film inspired (this being the first of them) suffer from a similar fate, coupled with the curse of diminishing returns, causing each film to somehow be lesser than the last one (for the most part).
The second film, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, doesn't suffer too greatly in comparison to the original, at least in terms of basic execution. The animation is pretty much the same as it was in the last film (though…
Despite the lack of emotional depth and a strong story, Ice Age: The Meltdown still offers enough impressive animation and good laughs to be thoroughly entertaining.
"Ice Age: The Meltdown" is the 2nd film in the Ice Age franchise, and sees the return of Manny, Sid, and Diego. In this installment, the ice is starting to melt, which causes the the gang and all the other animals to migrate to higher ground. While on their trip, they run into new characters, as well as new dangers.
While the stakes are a little different from the first one, this film kind of loses its sense of adventure. This one doesn't feel as grounded, or straightforward. This one feels leaned more on making you laugh, which is fine, except it creates some unnecessary scenes. I'll give the film this though: I thought Scrat was a lot funnier, and…
This really isn't all that interesting or entertaining apart from the tiny sloths
Not quite the original, but still funny and enough adult humour to carry it through. Firmly the second best of the franchise...
"He's not my kid. He's not even my dog. If I had a dog, and that dog had a kid, and the dog's kid had a pet, that would be Sid."
This sequel always used to be my least favourite Ice Age film when i was younger and i can not for the life of me figure out why.
So Ice Age 2: The Meltdown follows the trio of unlikely friends that we met in the original Ice Age film. This time around the herd discover that they live in what's practically a giant bowl and soon the walls will break down flooding them all. The film then follows the group as they make their way to the fabled 'boat'…
has probably the creepiest bad guys of the Ice Age franchise
A hilarious (but some jokes sometimes are a little cheesy than the first film) and thrilling experience with new whimsical characters and teaching us to face our fears and look ahead to the future. An entertaining, if not a little disappointing and enjoyable than the first film. 7/10
Didn't really live up to its predecesor standards. Became too cliché and lacked humor from the start.