Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Reviews

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Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
July 6, 2009
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.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 20, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
I've seen cooked spaghetti with more tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 26, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Plath
Reel.com
July 28, 2007
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
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
Abounds in well-paced gags, both visual and verbal.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
The animation is beautiful, with the flowing water and icy cliffs perfectly rendered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 3, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 28, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 23, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 15, 2006
nothing really grand
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The storyline wanes towards the end and, from the kids' point of view, the whole package lacks momentum.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 12, 2006
...missing the novelty of the first film, both in the imaginatively drawn prehistoric setting and the witty interaction between the characters.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
May 28, 2006
meltdown - indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
If you thought the original was a lifeless, forgettable bore, you'll find the sequel outdoing it on both counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
May 6, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
May 3, 2006
...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.
April 25, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
April 24, 2006
L'Ère de glace : La Fonte ne vaut pas vraiment le déplacement, ni celui de la calotte polaire ni le vôtre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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