Reviews

Jun 24, 2006
The storyline wanes towards the end and, from the kids' point of view, the whole package lacks momentum.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 8, 2006
A watered-down likeness that curiously turns disaster flick in its too-scary third act.
Apr 4, 2006
Watching this zoo of long-vanished quadrupeds, you're left with an eerie message for our own warming times: They fought the thaw, and the thaw won.
Apr 3, 2006
It isn't always out of whack, and I liked the way the writers tried to make Diego's fear of water into a universal metaphor relating to life in general, but the picture overall just doesn't work.
Apr 3, 2006
[The film] has lots of energy, some decent animation and good voice-over work -- but no real story and few chuckles.
Apr 1, 2006
It's charming enough, though, and there's plenty of laughs.
Mar 31, 2006
A tad crasser and pushier than its predecessor, Ice Age: The Meltdown is still an entirely serviceable follow-up to the 2002 hit that will thoroughly amuse kids and get a rise or two out of parents as well.
Mar 31, 2006
The Meltdown is at least faithful to its predecessor in the sense of being equally as underwhelming.
Mar 31, 2006
The film feels visually richer than its predecessor, but has the same brand of uncomplicated all-ages charm.
Mar 31, 2006
The Meltdown is less a story than a series of complicated slapstick bits -- the physical gags are often enjoyable, but there's not much else to the movie.
Mar 31, 2006
On the short list of sequels superior to the originals -- alphabetically between The Godfather, Part II and Toy Story 2 -- you may enter Ice Age: The Meltdown.
Mar 31, 2006
You'll take your kids, yes. But don't be surprised if this one leaves them cold as you-know-what.
Mar 31, 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown, a follow-up to the 2002 animated prehistoric hit, is the rare sequel that is better than the original.
Mar 31, 2006
A good-natured, gag-filled sequel to the hit animated movie about animals trying to evade extinction while trading one-liners.
Mar 31, 2006
There's not much to Ice Age: The Meltdown, but it's enjoyable all the same.
Mar 31, 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown crosses familiar territory but does so with exceeding sweetness and no shortage of visual imagination, bolstering what is, in essence, a fairly simplistic road movie with an eco-conscious twist.
Mar 31, 2006
A raucously fun, fluid follow-up with an ecological message.
Mar 31, 2006
The sequel to Ice Age is very much like the original: witty and imaginative at times, dull and predictable at others.