Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They came. They thawed. They conquered.
With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters -- Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth -- find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends. But when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims..
the animation is a bit dated, but beyond that, just as fun as i remembered.
"Why don't we call it the 'nippy era', or the 'big chill'? I mean, how do we know it's an ice age??"
"Because... of all... the ICE!!?"
And the Dodo birds... Priceless!
But the scene that captures me the most; The cave painting scene. Now THAT is sheer animated film magic, right there! I cry like a baby every single time I watch it!
Fun animation and a good start to the franchise
Still fairly amusing although seems to worsen every time I watch it. Barely any laughs at all for the final 25 minutes in the film. Also the animation is starting to look incredibly dated. Not in the good way that classic Disney cartoons age, but in a CGI-looking-dated-how-was-I-ever-impressed-by-that kind of way.
Man, it's been a while since I've seen this one. It's still pretty "Cool" I guess...
he he ;)
- The Spork Guy
Animated modern classic filled with fun for all ages.
This one is full of laughter, emotion, and life lessons that people of all ages can watch and enjoy
It's not surprising how action-filled and funny a film like this is. What caught me completely off-guard is ohw truly moving it can be. It's not quite as witty as its Pixar counterparts (not a criticism necessarily, just a different type of movie), but it's almost more earnest.
There is a tight collection of core characters (again, different from, say "A Bug's Life"), but that makes each character more crucial, and better drawn. The action and the animation are impeccable, perfectly timed, and full of physical comedy.
The script is concerned with loyalty and family (blood-related and adopted). The characters all serve to complement one another: Manfred (Romano) is the solemn straight-man, Diego (Leary) the anti-hero, Sid (Leguizamo) the clown.…
A fun animated flick that tries to be better than other animated franchises and nearly reaches those heights, really good film.
After the first half of Ice Age, I wasn't convinced. The animation was poor compared to other movies that came out at that time, I didn't find it funny, and all the characters were pretty dull. The story was also very bland.
In the second half however, the movie started winning me over. The characters got more likeable, and the jokes were much better. It also had quite an emotional scene which I won't spoil, but let's just say it deals with one of the character's backstory.
Even though Ice Age didn't start out very well, the movie got me by the end. For a movie that has three sequels I expected a lot more, but hey, maybe the sequels are better. It just barely gets three stars from me, and that's because of that scene in the second half.
The animation's a little bulbous and previs-y after a decade, but Ice Age does successfully tap into the same emotional vein Pixar milks, of anxiety about loss and acceptance. The pivot to the cave painting aesthetic during Ray Romano's big scene was genuinely affecting. The story unfolds so with way more mugging and kiddie bits than are to my taste, but that squirrel-nut Keystone Kop routine was super funny before repetition killed the joke. I would run the analogy that David Newman could score a paper bag floating in the breeze and I would be overwhelmed by feelings, but that's literally what Thomas Newman did, so nevermind.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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- The Great Train Robbery
- The Kid
- Sherlock, Jr.
- Battleship Potemkin
- The Gold Rush
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