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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  13 July 2012 (USA)
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Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

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Creature Siren / Various (voice)
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Captain Gutt (voice)
Karen Disher ...
Scratte (voice)
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Ethan (voice) (as Drake)
Jason Fricchione ...
Dumb Mammoth / Various (voice)
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Flynn (voice)
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Louis (voice)
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Marshall (voice)
George Jacobs ...
Beaver (voice)
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Ellie (voice)
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Diego (voice)
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Storyline

When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew. However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for mild rude humor and action/peril | See all certifications »

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13 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,629,259 (USA) (13 July 2012)

Gross:

$161,317,423 (USA) (1 February 2013)
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Trivia

There are many similarities between the film and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner'. In the poem, the mariner's ship is overtaken by a storm and thrown to an unknown place surrounded by icebergs. Same event is seen in the movie too. Manny shouts, "How big is this ocean!" in dissatisfaction in the movie as their ship was unable to get to a shore. Similarly, in the poem, the sailors on the ship were desperately waiting to get to a shore after their ship was overtaken by a storm. When Sid, Manny and Diego retreat after the storm, the same situation is created as mentioned in the poem, 'A painted ship upon a painted ocean.' Sid also makes a reference to a line from the poem 'Rime of The Ancient Mariner', saying, "Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.", referencing to the line in the poem, 'Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink." See more »

Goofs

Many of the pirates' weapons switch places and hands during the land bridge trap sequence. Firstly, Gupta, on Gutt's order, gives his dagger to Louis, who leaves it behind when he digs under the ice. When Gupta and Flynn chase Sid and Granny to the ship's underbelly shortly after, he has Gutt's dagger instead, which Gutt dropped at the ship's front when Louis smashed ice on his foot, and Flynn, who previously possessed a skull sword, has Raz's spear, which vanished from her grasp inexplicably after Manny broke free. Then, as Gupta and Flynn flee the ship's underbelly, then leave their weapons behind. As we cut back to the ship's topside, Raz has her spear back. Gutt is initially weaponless, but has his dagger back at the pirates corner Manny, Diego, Shira, Crash and Eddie. Gutt also has his original dagger back, and Flynn has his skull sword back. Then, in the shot where Precious blasts Gupta, Razz and Flynn, Gupta, Flynn and Gutt are all unarmed, while Raz's spear in knocked overboard with her. When Peaches cuts Ellie free shortly after, she does so with Gupta's dagger, tossing it away from the ship's front after. Finally, when the floe Manny and Gutt are on is raised by the seabed rock, the floe is initially weaponless, but gains Raz's spear, Gupta's dagger, Flynn's skull sword, and another sword knocked from Raz's punch earlier, all of which were in different locations. All four weapons are either lost overboard or broken during Manny and Gutt's fight. See more »

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[first lines]
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Sometimes hilarious yet disappointing ...
26 June 2012 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

For years I have been a huge fan of the Ice Age series and had been expecting this new movie for months! Needless to say I was counting the days until the release of the movie and the hilarious teasers were really making the waiting difficult ...

I saw it tonight and have to admit that I feel really disappointed ... Was I expecting too much ? We were a group of young adults who grew up with the movies, or at least liked them a lot and we felt let down. The storyline feels a little weak, I thought there would be a lot of adventure and action, as in the 3 previous ones where you don't see how time flies ... This one, if not boring, is too simple, not to mention incredibly predictable. There is no twists and turns. When you think about the first episode, yes, you realize how poor the scenario is in this new one.

I admit there's been a real effort to create an original story that might bring the characters in another world and make them live another adventure, different from the previous ones. I think this part is a total failure. Not to mention the "song" they put in the movie, it was nothing but ridiculous and irrelevant, especially for a movie series as famous as Ice Age. I thought it was unnecessary.

But since I laughed a few times and feel really bad about writing such a "negative" review, I have to admit that some of the scenes were absolutely hilarious and the characters have been kept as funny as they used to be, especially Sid (and his incredible grandmother). It's just a pity that the funny parts are so negligible ... You smile a lot, you laugh sometimes, but certainly not during the whole movie.

Maybe I am too old to appreciate this movie as I should have, as I'm sure the kids will love it and the movie will have a lot of success this summer. I don't wish it the contrary, I just watched it with my not-so-kid-anymore-but-very-nostalgic-eyes and went out of the theater with the feeling that something from before was clearly missing ...


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