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Amanda Q. (cleverlibrarian) from LITTLETON, CO Reviewed on 1/16/2011...
Probably the best of the Ice Age movies. It's the only one I own. The new character, Buck, is hilarious!
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Bryan N. Shawyer | Inwood,WV | 08/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Took my nephew to see it and he loved it. I thought it was hilarious as well. Why can't some of you people just enjoy the movie for its entertainment? Is there a need to pick everything apart? Wahhh waahhh just another sequel to make more money. Ok? Who cares. I thought the dinosaurs were extinct in the first one. Again who cares!! Enjoy the freakin movie!"
Hilarious animated film
J.Spock | 08/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to disagree with reviewers who try to "see" too many things in a movie made mainly for (young) kids. This movie made my child and me laugh many,many times. In fact I think it is even funnier than Ice Age 1+2. It is just "clean" family fun. In this age of over-hyped animation from Walt Disney and Pixar, how refreshing to watch something without too many pretensions and not too much relation to today's world. Let the kids be kids,please. "
Scrat steals the show again
S. Peyton | AZ USA | 07/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is still cute and fun even with the third installment. My husband and I saw it in 3D at the theater just for fun and also to screen it before taking our grandkids. We think it is the kind of movie you can enjoy with your children at the theater. We will buy the DVD because we know our grandkids will want to watch it over and over again like the previous two movies. The 3D is interesting but not necessarily worth the extra cost. Just have fun and enjoy it like a child does. Yes, Scrat and his acorn stole the show again."
Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs- A Great Film For Everyone
Ellen R. Fissel | South Mountain, PA USA | 11/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
The only way I can tell you about this film, is that I really love it! The movie has solid animation, great characters, and plenty of action & comedy! In my opinion, it is the best out of the Ice Age Trilogy.
I especially love the one eyed weasel Buck (Simon Pegg) and the Tyrannosaur family, who adopt Sid as one of their own. I have written out the plot below, but be warned, it contains spoilers!
Ellie (Queen Latifah) and Manny (Ray Romano) are expecting their first child, and Manny is obsessed with making life perfect and safe for the family, since his first experiences as a husband and father went bad when his family was killed by hunters. At the same time, Diego (Denis Leary) finds himself unable to catch a cocky gazelle (Bill Hader) he has been stalking and decides to leave the herd, believing that he is losing his predatory nature as a tiger. Sid (John Leguizamo) grows jealous of Manny and Ellie and "adopts" three apparently abandoned eggs that he finds in an icy underground cavern and call them Eggbert, Shelly, and Yoko. Manny tells him to put them back, but Sid instead looks after the eggs, which hatch into baby Tyrannosaurus the next morning.
Although Sid tries his best to raise the three dinosaurs, their rambunctious behavior scares away all the other animals' young and ruins a playground Manny built for Ellie's baby. A female Tyrannosaurus, Momma, whose eggs Sid stole, soon returns and carries both Sid and her young underground, with Diego in pursuit.
Manny, Ellie, Crash, and Eddie (Seann William Scott, Josh Peck) follow as well and discover that the icy cavern leads to a vast jungle populated by dinosaurs thought to be extinct. Here, an Ankylosaurus threatens the herd despite Diego's efforts to fend it off; they are saved from a further crowd of angry reptiles by an insane, one-eyed weasel named Buckminster, or Buck (Simon Pegg).
Buck has been living in this jungle for some time and is chasing Rudy (a huge albino Baryonyx), intending to avenge the eye he lost to it. He agrees to lead the herd through the jungle's perils to Lava Falls, where Momma has taken Sid and her babies.
In the meantime, Sid and Momma try to outdo each other in feeding the offspring; he loses this contest, but is soon welcomed into the family regardless. The next day, however, Sid is separated from the family and attacked by Rudy. Sid is knocked onto a loose rock slab that is floating on a river of lava and about to plummet over the falls.
As the herd moves toward Lava Falls, Ellie goes into labor and a Guanlong pack strikes, causing a rock slide that separates her from Manny and Diego. Manny doubles back to protect her and Diego fends off further attacks, while Buck takes Crash and Eddie ahead to rescue Sid. Just as he goes over the falls, the trio swoops in on a commandeered Pteranodon only to been chased by a flock of Quetzalcoatlus on the way and saves his life.
Manny reaches Ellie, and there is suddenly a reaction, the cry of a newborn baby, then he sees that it is a girl. He wants to name her Ellie, or Little Ellie, but Ellie instead names her Peaches after the fruit (and the codeword they had chosen for Ellie to use if she went into labor during the trip). Sid is saddened at the fact that he never had a chance to say goodbye to "his" children as he returns to the herd and learns of Peaches' birth.
Before they can exit the jungle, Rudy attacks at full force; Buck lures Rudy away from the group and is nearly eaten himself, before Diego saves him at the last second. They then ensnare him briefly, but he escapes and resumes his onslaught. The herd is saved by the timely arrival of Momma, who charges at Rudy and knocks him off a cliff before roaring her victory. As she and her children wish Sid well, Buck - now without a purpose in life since Rudy is gone - decides to join the herd and live on the surface.
However, a distant roar tells him that Rudy is still alive; he changes his mind and sends the herd home, blocking off the path to the underground jungle at the same time so that no one else can go down there. Manny and Ellie welcome Peaches into their frozen world and admit that Sid did a good job looking after Momma's children (though Manny tells Diego that he will never let Sid babysit Peaches). Diego decides to remain with the herd, while Buck stays where he wants to be: underground, battling it out with Rudy.
The storyline is great, the characters are awesome, and the pace of the film is very fast. Basically, it is a film that you shouldn't miss out on. So far, its the best animated film of 2009 (that I've seen).
My advice, buy this DVD. It's a great movie that is sure to please both young and old alike. So, what are you waiting for? It's time to go prehistoric with Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs!
Humor, casting make Ice Ages series worth the 10,000 year wa
Vested Reader | Colorado, USA | 09/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"REVIEW FROM KIDS' FLIX (DAD'S PICKS) BY TOM LAMARR, [...]
What does comedian Denis Leary have in common with a visit from Uncle Rick? At least when bringing saber-toothed Diego to life in any of his three Ice Age movies, Leary manages to be likable, funny, and caustic, without once swearing in front of the kids. Not a single "WTF?" or any of the other phrases familiar to fans of Leary--and Uncle Rick. It's an impressive feat by any measure, one seriously deserving of its own WTF.
The rest of the recurring cast--headed by Ray Romanof, John Leguizamo, and starting with the sophomore Meltdown, Queen Latifah--also turn out to be welcome houseguests for both parents and children. Yet with so many comedians on the bill, it is Scratte, the beleaguered prehistoric squirrel-rat, who gets the biggest laughs from grownups and kids alike, and this entirely through physical humor. Even as animated characters go, Scratte is very animated.
Meeting the definition of true family entertainment, Ice Age has something for everyone. With the third installment due soon on DVD, it might be worth seeing winter's first snowy weekend as an excuse to hold an Ice Age film fest. But don't forget to invite Uncle Rick. He's a big Leary fan, and he'll want to be there when your twelve year old proclaims, "Now, that was [expletive deleted] great."