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August 5, 2012

Ice Age 4 : Continental Drift (2012)

"Two Sloths, a mammoth and a saber? You guys are like the start of a bad joke!"




Scrat (Chris Wedge) did it again... His acorn obsession had driven the world into chaos and forced the odd herd - Manny (Ray Romano) the mammoth, Sid (John Leguizamo) the sloth, and Diego (Denis Leary) the sabre tooth tiger, to go out for an adventure again... This time, the journey took place at sea and new vicious enemies were made...


The previous instalment of Ice Age movie series - Dawn of the Dinosaurs - was surprisingly a success as it earned a sum of $886 million at worldwide box office... For me, the success of the third movie was mainly because of the awesome character Buck (Simon Pegg)... I loved that character and I hoped that it would appear again in Continental Drift... 

Well, Buck did show up but only for a few seconds...

The downside of this movie was the slow development at the beginning... The production house took their time and made way for Manny to develop parenting issues as he tried to refrain his daughter from hanging out with delinquents... However, as soon as the action started, there was no turning back as audience were bombarded with exciting action sequences... 

Go big or go home... I think that was the motto used by the production crew because Continental Drift was extremely generous with action scenes... From the part where the herd was separated from their home until the end, the excitement never stopped...

What's quite amusing about this movie was the herd was rivalled by a gang of badass pirates! The clash between these two groups resulted in hilarious physical comedy... 

However, as exciting as it was, I found that this one is not as memorable as the previous instalment... There were so much going on but it lacked something new and refreshing... 


To conclude, Continental Drift is indeed a very fun and exciting movie to watch as the action was plenty and the comedy gained a lot of laughs from the audience... However, the lack of new ideas had made this movie not as memorable as Dawn of the Dinosaurs...

3 out of 5 stars








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