Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs boasts some excellent animation -- in particular, the dinosaurs are wonderfully realized -- but its story is tired and monotonous.

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After Sid (John Alberto Leguizamo) pilfers some dinosaur eggs, Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary) and the rest of their prehistoric pals enter a mysterious, underground world to rescue the hapless sloth. During the course of their mission, the gang encounters many creatures great and small, including hungry carnivores and a relentless, dinosaur-hunting weasel named Buck.

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  • Dec 18, 2015
    Once again, I'll only give this movie to Scrat.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2012
    I think their timeline is out of chronological order. Furthermore, the story is just completely re-hashed.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 12, 2012
    Voice acting continue to shine in this sequel, story was clichà (C) and out dated, but some of the one liners from Sid were quite funny.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2012
    Rarely does a film franchise peak during the third installment, but somehow "Ice Age" has. This third entry is by far the most entertaining of the film series(well, haven't seen 4 yet). The gang is back, and this time Ellie is pregnant. The herd starts to come unglued, as Manny is concentrating on Ellie's baby. Diego doesn't like the ideal of a domesticated life. As for Sid, well he stumbles underground and finds three eggs, and decides to have his own family. Only thing is, the eggs are dinosaur eggs, and the mother comes looking for them. She then takes her babies and Sid back underground to a secret dinosaur world below the surface. The group then goes on an adventure to save Sid, meeting the best character besides Scrat, Buck(Simon Pegg). Buck is a swashbuckling thrill seekers who leads the group while underground. Pegg brings a humor to the series that had been sorely lacking. Buck is "Ice Age's" equivalent to Puss in Boots. The comedy is definitely directed in a more broad scope, especially for adults. Lots of "about to have a baby" type of humor that parents will enjoy. The animation was by far the best of the series, and it's good to see how far it's come since the first movie. "Ice Age" as a franchise still ranks below most other animated franchises for me, but it gets better and better with each movie. Hopefully that trend continues. Side Note: I took my nephew Will to see this in the theater, it was his first movie. So funny seeing him, 3 years old I believe, with 3D glasses and a big tub of popcorn on his lap. Things like that make going to the movies so special.
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