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What to know: HOLY CRAB! What a great movie! The fourth edition to the wonderful Ice Age series of films.
Recommended age 5-12
94 minutes
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HOLY CRAB! What a great movie! This film really kicks some pirate booty. From Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox comes "Ice Age: Continental Drift." This fantastic film is about a group of different families that come together to form their own herd and together they overcome obstacles to stay together. Once again, Manny (voiced by Ray Romano), Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo) and Diego (voiced by Dennis Leary) set off on another wild adventure caused by Scrat's continued chase of that elusive acorn. Along the way, they will overcome pirates, sirens and many other life and death obstacles.

While I love all the characters and they are voiced by a terrific and funny set of actors, my favorite character is Granny (voiced by Wanda Sykes), who is a new addition to the cast. Granny is so hilarious and a little zany and crazy. Everyone thinks Granny has an imaginary friend, but as the movie goes along, we find out that the friend is not so imaginary. It's a very precious moment in the movie.

My favorite scene is when Manny, Sid, Diego and Granny are having hallucinations that are unique to each of them. Sid's is about a female sloth; Diego sees Shira, a female pirate and also a saber tooth; Granny sees a muscular sloth and finally Manny sees his wife Ellie (voiced by Queen Latifah), who says to him "Manny, you were right, you're always right." Manny hears that and he snaps out of his hallucination because he knows that Ellie would never say that to him. It's such a funny moment in the film, but also saves them all from dying.

The music is very catchy and fits the movie well. My favorite song is at the very end, because it's about family and it is an adorable song. The animation is so well done that the characters appear lifelike as you can see the details in the sheen of their fur and the muscle movements. Also, the 3D is well placed and not overdone, so it doesn't take over the film. Well done.

I rate this film 5 out of 5 stars as it is funny, well written and has a great message for the audience. It is a perfect movie for everyone in your herd. Always remember, stick with your herd because they always have your back, no matter what.Julianna Noone, age 12, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

This movie is an adventure and comedy animation. Ice Age 4 picks up where Scrat still did not catch that acorn, and the results of his chasing after the acorn created the continental drift apart. Manny (Ray Romano) an over protective father, trying to keep his teenage daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer) from hanging out with the bad group of mammoth. However, Peaches is desperate to proof that she is cool so she can hang out with the cool kids. Manny and his daughter had a fight in front of her friends and the last thing Peaches said to her father was "I wish you were not my father". This is when the earth shakes; Manny, Diego and Sid were separated from the rest of the pack. They encounter ice pirates and many different sea creatures. They all are home sick and wanted to find a way home. However, the ice pirate wanted to capture them as prisoners. Manny and his gang have to come up with a plan to escape from the pirates and use his ice ship to go home. This movie has a lot of jokes that make me laugh throughout the movie. The love story between Diego and the white tiger Shira (voice by Jennifer Lopez) is so cute. The 3D is totally awesome. The message of this movie is the important of family and we do not have a choice to pick who is in our family. My favorite character in this movie is Granny. Everything about her is funny and unpredictable. One thing that I did not like is there are too many new characters. I would like to see more of Granny. I rank this movie 5 out of 5 stars because it's exciting, funny and all the characters are so strong and different. I give this movie age ranged 3-18. Reviewed by Cheyenne Nguyen, age 8, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. A woolly mammoth is fighting to get back to his family. They were separated from their herd, and get hijacked by a band of pirates. While trying to get back home the gang goes on incredible journeys, while trying to avoid the pirate band. The music is great, and in every scene the music matched the feel of the scene. Now let's talk prehistoric chipmunks. They were adorable and I love it when they decide to go and fight. It is so cute and I think you'll love it just like I do. Their little gliders and fighting swords are too much! Ages are 5 and up. It's really cute and adorable for all families. I give it 5 twinkling stars. It is an amazing movie. "Ice Age III Continental Drift" is in theaters July 13th. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did. Morgan Bertsch, age 7, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

Classic cartoon humor is brought up-to-date in the fourth of a well-produced animation series with strong, likeable creatures that are more than just clich�s. As preposterous as the story line is: a motley crew of anthropomorphized survivors of the Ice Age, the characters have depth, dimension and can be easily identified with. It is a fun, unscientific romp through the trials of tweens and the meaning of family and friendship. There were some sensitive emotional aspects of this film that earn it a rating of PG. Expect pratfalls, mild cartoon violence and insults, mild enough for older kids, but with enough redeeming positive messages of family and friendship to satisfy most. Overall, very entertaining!
Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. Starring voice talent of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Aziz Ansari, Peter Dinklage, Nick Frost and Queen Latifah. Directed by Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier.
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