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..
Sixth watch of Buddy the Elf. Twentieth Century Fox Animation have always tried, but never succeeded, copying Pixar Animation Studio’s style. Ice Age surely is their best effort, but still falls short in providing the magic, the entertainment and the quality of animation of such pictures as The Incredibles. As a kid, Ice Age is enjoyable enough, but as an adult, one easily spots the discrepancies between the two studios, for example the ‘stiffness’ of the humans in here. At least this first entry has heart and tries to accomplish something more than easy money - something that I cannot say about basically every other feature that Twentieth Century Fox Animation has released since. It comes to the front in some joyous parts: Dodos! Overall, however, this is just not on par.
Establishing Blue Sky Studios as the new player in the computer animation arena after both Pixar & DreamWorks Animation had made their mark, Ice Age is a sensibly crafted, delightfully humoured & wonderfully narrated adventure comedy that packs in an interesting set of pre-historic characters, manages to be surprisingly touching on many occasions & is thoroughly amusing from start to finish.
The story of Ice Age takes place during the advent of the titular global phenomenon and follows a woolly mammoth named Manny, a ground sloth named Sid & a saber-toothed cat named Diego who, after coming across a human child & ultimately deciding to return him to his tribe, embark on an exciting adventure while braving the harsh conditions & unexpected challenges of the worsening…
This isn't just humor and pretty colors but a nice, sentimental story of how a little baby softens up a couple of tough characters.
Ice Age proves to us that it isn't just about pretty colors, childish humor, and flashy imagery to be a good movie. It has heart and a solid story with characters to care about. The movie has flaws, but so is every movie.
To date the only good Ice Age movie, and that's not saying much cause despite my huge nostalgia towards this film, it's not as great as I remember it to be. The CGI animation has not aged well at all (especially the human characters and some of the designs of the saber-tooths, though the backgrounds are still impressive and so is the cave-drawing scene showing Manny's heartbreaking backstory), because there have been so many needless sequels, despite the comedy in this being great it now still feels artificial and stale (Scrat the squirrel and his acorn is starting to grow old), the pop-culture references are phoned in, and one of the main characters is given a lazy-butt death cheat that…
Slightly above average, like the whole series. And that fucking squirrel gets so damn annoying after a while. Why can't he just die?
I had seen this precisely once before, and that was back in 2002 after I received it on DVD for Christmas. I have not seen any of the sequels either, so that's something I am going to rectify today. This was much better than I was expecting it to be. It's heartfelt without being too sappy; it hits the emotional beats quite nicely. It's a funny film too with a riotous cast of characters. My personal favourite has gotta be Sid the sloth played by John Leguizamo. He's hilarious to look at, and his voice complements the visuals nicely. I liked how they dealt with the humans in the film, and I found the reunion between the baby and the father moving; the lack of dialogue from the people definitely helped with that. Let's see how the sequels fare.
HILARIOUS; laughed the whole time
One of my favorite childhood films
The squirrel: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
So simple, yet so nice
Jungle book, the millennial edition. No, not you Jon Favreau, the other millennial edition.
... and the kid either dies 1 week later of starvation and exposure or grows up to kill 'em and eat 'em all.
Man - does the animation look really bad in this (and this was released 7 years after Toy Story!). Mediocre story and characters - I really don't get the appeal that generated so many sequels.
While its sequels may have dipped in terms of quality, the first 'Ice Age' still stands as a pretty excellent non-Disney/non-Dreamworks computer-animated film. It's got a pretty great sense of humor, the characters form a solid camaraderie, and while the animation may be a bit dated nowadays it still produces some memorable moments, like when the gang find themselves going down a large 'ice slide'. In short, this was definitely a favorite growing up and looking back on it, it still holds up pretty damn well.
can u beleive ray romano is in this one?
Auch wenn die Animationen noch nie die Sperrspitze des Genres waren ist der erste ICE AGE doch ein sehr unterhaltsamer, warmherziger und witziger Streifen...auch heute noch.
Good but a little boring
Second viewing, first time for my sons ... kinda running out of good kid's movies to watch, so I decided to kick off the Ice Age ones ... and I forgot how tightly packaged this one was. It gets its characters right. The arcs are handled with precision. There is backstory and growth for these guys in moments conveyed with incredible efficiency. The animation sure is dated now, but not bad visually. The character designs and landscapes are beautifully stylised in a very bare basics mold that works. There aren't a lot of big laughs, but Scrat gets a few of them. Then the end titles started and I realised the score was impressive as well. Anyway, a fun family film and one of the better modern day animated films ... dare I say a classic.
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