CAST & CREW
Millions of hearts all over the world are caught by the heartwarming tale in Ice Age (2002). It is the first in the long- running series, which has kept on enchanting children and adults. Ice Age: Collision Course is the fifth portion of the Ice Age and sequel to Ice Age-Continental Drift released in 2012. It is said to be the last film of this mega-franchise. The Blue Sky Studios, a division of 20th Century Fox Animation is back with the renowned trio – Sid, Manny, and Diego doing burp, fart, sneeze and snore through one buffoonery gags after another. The lovely crazy rodent Bunk is also in the lead role.
Plot: We have the famous the squirrel Scrat, who in the earlier parts of the franchises has caused so much trouble to the gang.The notorious gang finds out that a giant meteor is about to hit the earth in a few days which would destroy the earth. And guess what caused the meteor to head towards the earth? It’s the frenzied and crazy Scrat who in his hunt for acorn, set off a series of events that resulted in this. Meanwhile, Francine, Sid’s girlfriend dumped him before he could even propose her.
Dishearten Sid said Love them and leave them which keep coming up into your mind. Manny and Ellie have to content with daughter Peaches and her boyfriend, Julian, getting married. Bunk finds a stone which prophecy about the destruction by the meteor. Bunk convinces his friends to travel to an area that was hit by the meteors in the past to find the clues. He hopes to find a way out by which they can change the path of the upcoming meteor. The journey is full of adventures and comedy. They meet a family of Dromaeosaurs who are out to get their beaks on Bunk. The trio and Bunk joined by the many colorful new members, including two loony opossums, Granny, Shangri Llama, who lightens up things by adding entertainment and humor. Now the question is will they be able to save their world from the meteor? For that, you have to watch the movie.
1. Humor and characters of the franchise have become favorites over the years, which keep you hooked to this movie.
2. Comic timing is on point.
3. Few Graphics are extraordinary especially Scrat and his adventure with the elusive acorn and Bunk’s entry.
4. Animation quality is certainly way better than what we have seen in earlier movies.
What’s not there?
1. Anticipated storyline.
2. Scrat is more in the limelight than the lead characters.
3. Manny’s sub-plot deviate us from the main plot.
4. The humor sometimes falls flat.
Analysis: Being the last part of the franchise, we expect this movie to grand. But the movie surely does not succeed in our expectation. The predictable storyline will surely bore the adults, but children will still enjoy it. The jokes are repetitive, but there are some really funny scenes. So when it comes to rate humor part of the movie, it gets a bit difficult to arrive at one decision.
Writers Michael Berg and Aubrey Solomon have done a satisfactory job. Visual effects are not very powerful. Music is catchy. Director Mike Thurmeier has employed adult topics like parental insecurity or butt sniffing scenes to evoke laughter. It is sure-shot a fun movie for children because of its emotional and cute segments between the trio and their mates.
Star performances: Simon peg as the Buck, John Leguizamo as Sid, Ray Romano as Manny and Denis Leary as Diego are in the leads and did a great job with their voiceovers. Queen Latifah as Ellie has the same warmth and humor. Chris Wedge as Scrat is extraordinary. Adam Devine as Julian peaches’ fiancé does a great job.
Verdict: Keep all your critical minds at home if you want to enjoy this movie. It is a good animated movie made for kids.
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