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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…
Why is this not on Criterion yet
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…
Nice way to spend ninety minutes. The film had a lot of good chuckles and I think it still holds up rather nicely although this is only the 2nd or 3rd time I have seen this, but now I get to see the other ones for the first time.. not tonight though...
It's cool to check the quality evolution from 1 to 5.
I've realised now that this film is just the frustrations of middle-aged white guys vented in animation form, but as a kid I still enjoyed it, and its passably funny with even a little emotional heart to it (particularly the waterfall). As always, the only really great parts are those with Scrat, and that bit with the dandelion, as well as the pretty great music selection. I can't help but be influenced by the shitheap that the numerous (4?) sequels became, but this is fine.
Why is this not on Criterion yet
Que miedo revisar una película que uno vió tantas veces cuando era pequeño.
En este caso no ha sido doloroso, la animación es más floja de lo que recordaba, y aunque tiene escenas bastante míticas no es especialmente divertida, pero es bonita, familiar, y su mensaje de unión y cooperación es maravilloso.
It's been a lifetime since I saw this motion picture, and it remains hard to believe this franchise is still going. Viewing it for the first time since my childhood, and it certainly doesn't hold up that well. Don't get me wrong, the picture is harmless enough and will suit its target audience extremely well. It's visually competent fluff, but there's little to it. On an irritation scale, Sid ranks up there with chlamydia, serving as a conduit for lazy slapstick and half-hearted gags.
Doesn't hold up. Don't watch in full screen.
May seem obvious, but a lot of the jokes flatout fail in full screen.
THIS IS STILL GOOD I DONT EVEN CARE
Ah, the little film that spawned quite the merchandise. Despite how milked it's become, Ice Age still holds up thanks to a timeless feel with likable characters, sharp wit, and a great heart.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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