Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the Ice Age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the wooly mammoths.
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently. Written by
In interviews, Otto Waalkes (the German voice of Sid) stated that John Leguizamo adopted his way of speaking as Sid and even the animation of Sid was matched to resemble the movements of Otto (he is regarded as Germany's most famous comedian). See more »
As in Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown, some of the "Ice Age" creatures shown were in fact extinct before the Ice Age. (This does not count the "secret" dinosaurs they meet, which is not a goof as explained above, but to the above-ground community which Sid, Diego, and Manfred have always lived in.) See more »
Basically this should be the last Ice Age, but it won't. The characters have been reduced to stereotypes of their previous personalities, nothing feels at stake in this movie, the best moments are in the trailer, and plot has been sacrificed to showcase the vaunted 3D animation. Jaws 3 did the same thing, except I cared enough to see the next person get eaten. This didn't make me care in the slightest.
There is an overabundance of Scrat in this movie as well. Out of the 90ish minutes, I figure a good 45 of it showed Scrat in some fashion. To me, Scrat should be an amusing side show, not a centerpiece.
In hindsight, I'm not sure why I bothered to go see this. At least I know now this will be my last foray into the "Ice Age." Skip this terrible movie entirely and save your money and your time.
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