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Set against the onslaught of the ice age - and a world filled with wonder and danger - the story revolves around four "sub-zero heroes". Together, this group of dysfunctional characters takes one unexpected passenger, an abandoned human baby, on the biggest commute of all time! Along the way they become unlikely allies on a perilous quest to bring the baby home.
Animated Comedy - A quick paced adventure with humor for everyone. IT'S NOT JUST FOR
KIDS! It should easily keep even younger kids entertained. It's a
bit scary in a few places and may be too much for very young kids
who scare easily.
PROFANITY: None SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: Some implied and off screen violence. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: Lots of activity to keep the little ones entertained. COMEDY: Lots of humor throughout. Some for adults. Some for kids.
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Review Very Good "...a jaw-dropping technical achievement, yet also
brimming with funny and sophisticated pop prankishness. Ice Age never
matches the brilliance of Toy Story or the heartfelt heft of Shrek,
but it's an antic and sweet-spirited pleasure.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Good "Ice Age is not a standout in the still-small subgenre
of computer animated films. It's perfectly acceptable family entertainment - the
kind of movie that parents can take their children to without worrying about
inappropriate content (for either the youngsters or the adults). And, sometimes,
that's about all you can ask for from a movie.''
Review Good "Ice Age is a pleasure to look at and scarcely less fun
as a story. I came to scoff and stayed to smile. ...screenplay is sly and
literate, and director Chris Wedge's visual style so distinctive and appealing
that the movie seduced me.''
USA TODAY Full
Review Good "A minor delight but a delight just the same. Though it
falls short of Pixar/Disney or the best from DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox's Ice
Age deserves to pass animation's survival-of-the-fittest test.''
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Twenty-thousand years ago. The Earth is a wondrous, prehistoric world filled
with danger, not the least of which is the beginning of the Ice Age. To avoid a
really bad frostbite, the planet's majestic creatures – and a few small,
slothful ones – begin migrating south. The exceptions are a woolly mammoth
named Manfred, a high plains drifter who does things his own way; and a
terminally lazy sloth named Sid, who enjoys doing nothing, his own way.
When Sid "adopts" Manfred as his protector, the mammoth tries
everything he can to unload his newfound baggage. But that's only the
beginning of his frustrations: Manny has been roped by Sid into helping reunite
an abandoned human baby named Roshan with his family. They are joined by Diego,
a sinister saber-toothed tiger who befriends Sid and Manny, all the while seeing
the infant as a tasty treat.
As Sid, Manny and Diego make their way across the vast, ice-covered
landscape, another creature, a prehistoric saber-toothed squirrel known as Scrat,
tries desperately to carry out his mission in life – to bury an acorn –
which, alas, triggers calamitous events.
While Scrat wages war with the Ice Age itself over his precious nut, Manny,
Sid, Diego and Roshan embark on an incredible journey. They narrowly escape
avalanches, battle over food with a hapless flock of doomsday dodos, explore the
mysteries of a diaper, careen through a prehistoric roller coaster of ice
funnels and traverse ice bridges over lakes of volcanic lava. They become the
weirdest herd of this, or any, age.
As for Scrat … He is probably still trying to retrieve that cursed acorn.