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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.
Its made just so the original can have a sequel but it actually ends up being quite alot of fun.
The first Ice Age movie is among my favorite animated films. In comparison, this sequel released four years later is pretty underwhelming but still it's very watchable. The animation is great, there are some really funny moments, and overall it offers worthy entertainment.
Ice Age: The Meltdown is about as good as the first one. The first Ice Age is maybe a bit better. Let's go over the positive first. The CG animation is miles better then the first one. The humor also hits much better in this one, even though there is way too much adult humor. I mean nothing against crude humor, but come on, this is after all a kids movie. We also get some new characters which are pretty fun, except the mammoth Ellie, who was just annoying.
The story in Ice Age: The Meltdown is even worse then the first one, which says a great lot since Ice Age's story wasn't that good to begin with. This one…
A very funny sequel.
This film is still funny and has a fairly solid plot like the first film, but in certain areas it tries too hard to make modern-day references, squeezing in a pop song or show tune whenever it can. I did, however, like the sense of urgency within the plot, given that it pretty much focuses on the world ending. It only slowed down when it needed to.
Great good fun, and excellent animation. The DVD has a special feature called Scat’s Piranha Smackdown Sound Effects Workshop that got the biggest laugh out of us. I got a little tired of Ray Romano’s voice. Queen Latifah, however, was a nice addition to the ensemble. She plays possum just fine.
More of the same. Still a kids film with little more appeal. Interesting to see some more animals, but where have the humans gone??
Maybe Turbo *wasn't* so bad after all?
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