Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Reviews

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Steve Biodrowski
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
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
James Plath
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
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-
Joe Utichi
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
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.
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
Neil Smith
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
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
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
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
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
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
April 6, 2006
A mammoth hit
| Original Score: 8/10
Matthew Turner
April 6, 2006
Impressively animated, family-friendly comedy with likeable characters and some terrific comic set-pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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