Ice Age: The Meltdown is a considerable improvement over its predecessor...As before, Scrat (again voiced by Chris Wedge, who this time did not direct) steals the show.
As with the first "Ice Age" movie it is Scrat the acorn-obsessed rodent who bookends the movie and steals the most laughs with his hilarious attempts at obtaining an ever-elusive acorn.
| Original Score: B-
I've seen cooked spaghetti with more tension.
| Original Score: 3/5
For as endearing as Scrat's antics are, even they can't sustain the lackluster jokes that pass for humor for the bulk of the ninety-minute running time.
| Original Score: C-
I'm not going to beat around the glacier. If you liked Ice Age, you're going to like this sequel.
| Original Score: 3/4
Abounds in well-paced gags, both visual and verbal.
The animation is beautiful, with the flowing water and icy cliffs perfectly rendered.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
If the animation studio Blue Sky has proven anything so far, it's that they're big league visual artists, but frankly pedestrian when it comes to stories.
| Original Score: 5/10
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| Original Score: 2/5
Revels in clever, complex set-pieces and lowbrow, big-rear-end humor, but falls somewhat short when it comes to character development and interpersonal warmth.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's all about Scrat, that plain-looking Every-squirrel who never gives up, and it's only a matter of time before he gets his own feature.
nothing really grand
The storyline wanes towards the end and, from the kids' point of view, the whole package lacks momentum.
...missing the novelty of the first film, both in the imaginatively drawn prehistoric setting and the witty interaction between the characters.
meltdown - indeed.
| Original Score: 1/5
If you thought the original was a lifeless, forgettable bore, you'll find the sequel outdoing it on both counts.
Ice Age 2 works, if not as well as its predecessor, but it wants for that special something that makes Pixar's efforts such instant classics.
...the film doesn't try to be too clever and hip for the kids, as have many animated movies of late in the endless attempt to sell attitude to credit-card wielding adults at the box office.
Adult fans of animation: don't bother. Parents taking their kids: Spare them. Use the money to beef up your home DVD collection of Pixar titles or even expand into the old Warner Brothers cartoons.
L'Ère de glace : La Fonte ne vaut pas vraiment le déplacement, ni celui de la calotte polaire ni le vôtre.
| Original Score: 2.5/5