Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Reviews

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Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
April 17, 2006
Unfortunately, the Ice Age sequel doesn't take a major step forward like Toy Story 2 in 1999.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
April 14, 2006
... a whole new adventure. Well, an outing. Okay, a long walk...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Jessica Letkemann
Premiere Magazine
April 13, 2006
The sequel is satisfying for the same reason as the first movie. The sweet animals are witty, and while the physical comedy is simple, the main characters ultimately aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
April 11, 2006
Finds itself on thin ice, unable to support a 10-ton mammoth, let alone a 9-ton possum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
BBC.com
April 11, 2006
Carlos Saldanha's mix of race-against-time action and eco-friendly propaganda is actually an improvement on the original, not least for giving its funniest character -- acorn-hunting rodent Scrat -- a lot more to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 10, 2006
Although hardly a departure from the original, it is well-animated, well-voiced, and decently plotted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 8, 2006
Assim como o original, tem seus melhores momentos quando o esquilo Scrat surge em cena. Pena que isso aconteça tão pouco.
| Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 8, 2006
A pesar de la poca innovación, esta segunda parte es casi tan divertida como la primera, sobre todo gracias a un estupendo personaje llamado Scrat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
April 8, 2006
In its untouched-by-human-hand way, it's not bad and, as in the first film, the funniest moments involve the half-rat, half-squirrel Scrat.
Julian Roman
MovieWeb
April 8, 2006
Ice Age 2 surpasses the original in every way. Fox Animation has a film to be extremely proud of.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 8, 2006
...viewers who enjoyed the bland original may also dig this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
April 8, 2006
A watered-down likeness that curiously turns disaster flick in its too-scary third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
April 8, 2006
A fast-melting and mostly watered-down scoop of an all-too-familiar flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
April 6, 2006
Fans fired up by the first Ice Age won't be cooled down with this fun-loving follow-up.
| Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 6, 2006
It's hard to warm up to Ice Age 2 when most of it feels like a furry retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
April 6, 2006
The animation is excellent, and all the jokes, both visual and verbal work. It's worth taking the kids, even if you have to rent some.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 6, 2006
The physical comedy is still first rate and should entertain most kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 6, 2006
A mammoth hit
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 6, 2006
Impressively animated, family-friendly comedy with likeable characters and some terrific comic set-pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 4, 2006
The periodic fits of inspiration -- most of them courtesy of Scrat -- are just welcome breaks from an onslaught of witless pratfalling and white noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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