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Ice Age Continental Drift User Review - Don't forget to take the kids!

IndiaGlitz [Saturday, July 28, 2012]

The following review is by a user and is not IndiaGlitz's take towards anyone or anything. Written by Ramesh Ganapathy

Ice Age Continental Drift User Review - Don't forget to take the kids!

The Ice Age brand is renowned for its industry class animation and storylines that has a lot of humor. If you have a couple of kids at home who aren't letting you watch TV anymore, you probably need to take them to the latest addition to the series, Ice Age Continental Drift. You will not only get to see them laugh out loud, but will also find yourself entertained on several occasions.

With every new Ice Age movie, Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary) and Sid (John Leguizamo) embark on a new adventure. Recently, Ellie (Queen Latifah), Manny's Mammoth wife also joined the gang. As usual, the audiences are provided a series of chaotic events on the earth, which lead to a fun-filled plot, even as some aspects of the tale are meant to be thrilling. The Continent Drift continues in the same line and packs some super-funny scenes. 

This time, as the name suggests, the land across the earth split up and drifts apart separating Manny and gang from Ellie and daughter Peaches. The entire story is all about them finding their way back to their world. Through their journey, they come across more interesting characters - a group of sea pirates (animals, of course), chipmunks that dance, a white tiger and even an old granny. What you get as a result is more action sequences, perhaps the most in the Ice Age series. 
Ray Romano as Manny is no doubt the lead character in the movie. He takes up a lot of time on screen and although not funny, adds a lot more emotional value to the script. Diego, whose voice is rendered by Denis Leary the fierce and agile Saber, takes his usual role, delivering dialogues in a very subtle and low voice. However, the guy who is gonna make you laugh the most is Sid, who is brought to life by John Leguizamo. The amount of humor he brings into every scene is quite remarkable and is an instant hit with all kinds of audiences.

A couple of the new characters in the movie, are played by Peter Dinklage (who won a Golden Globe with Game of Thrones) and Jennifer Lopez. It has become common enough for directors to call out celebrity actors and make them a part of an animation movie. While you may think this doesn't matter, they bring uniqueness to the character and make them unique (Robin Williams and Happy Feet, great example).

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Mike Thurmeir who had been a part of the animation team in the first two Ice Age flicks and who co-directed The Dawn of the Dinosaurs has taken a similar role as his previous venture. Steve Martino in the director's seat joins him. Michael Berg has come up with the screenplay again. Going out with a similar team, they have delivered another animation flick that gives value to Ice Age. But one wonders how long they will be able to go on making such movies; they seem to be running out of interesting plots. However, the animations and effects does seam to getting better as things are looking a lot cooler in 3D.

Overall, the Continental Drift has its high points when even the old find themselves entertained. The characters are still great and provide a lot of entertainment on the big screen.

Rating - 3/5 - Reasonably stuff but no real background plot

Verdict - the kids will love it, you can watch it once

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