Bewertungen für Ice Age: Continental Drift
The Film Yap
I was all prepared to dislike “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” The series has not captivated me in its three previous iterations. Though the animation from Blue Sky Studios has been duly impressive, the characters and plots seemed decidedly downmarket — craf
First came the God particle, the Higgs boson. Then came "Ice Age" (2002). Then, "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006). Then "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (2009). And now arrives "Ice Age: Continental Drift," informally known as "Ice Age 4," also known as a...
Five minutes into “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” kindhearted but accident-prone Sid the Sloth (voice of John Leguizamo) riffs a joke that summarizes the franchise. He’s telling a new character how he and his glacial mates fought dinosaurs in the...
St. Petersburg Times
Let's immediately make one thing clear about the B grade for Ice Age: Continental Drift: The difference between mild endorsement and a dismissive "ehh" technically isn't part of the movie.
New York Post
"Ice Age: Continental Drift” does accurately convey a sense of prehistoric times. Carbon-dating techniques peg its inspiration to approximately 2006, when movies about pirates and Tyler Perry still seemed relatively new.
The A.V. Club
Preceded by a Simpsons short shot in 3-D—perhaps the only thing more superfluous than a fourth Ice Age movie—Ice Age: Continental Drift finds a retinue of vaguely contemporaneous animals coping with life in the post-Pangaea age.
Ice Age was a bit of a surprise back in 2002 and now a mere 10 years later we embark on our fourth adventure with Sid, Manny and Diego, this time instead of having to fight dinosaurs they are further defecating all over scientific fact by having to...
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Aside from the first ICE AGE, the series has failed to really create something special. Whether they are dealing with a nervous little critter named Scrat (Chris Wedge) going for that single acorn, or the family dynamics of Manny the Woolly Mammoth...
For the record, this is the fourth Ice Age movie. I had to be told that it was only the fourth one because it feels like the 14th; because every time a new one shows up it also appears on cereal boxes and toys and Swiffer sheets and a million other...
A mild bounce back from the dinosaur doldrums of the last Ice Age movie. When the earth's surface splits apart, Manny the family-guy mammoth (Ray Romano), Diego the saber-toothed tiger grouch (Denis Leary), and Sid the infantile sloth (John Leguizamo)...
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
There’s no question that while this fourth installment of this popular animated comedy franchise is wearing thin, it’s not facing extinction. Manny the morose woolly mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano) is concerned about his rebellious tween daughter...
Unfortunately, the brains behind the latest installment of this animated series abandoned the family-friendly formula which made it so popular with kids of all ages. Instead, they decided to produce a kitchen sink comedy more concerned with generating...
It's enough to make Darwin rethink his whole darn theory. The way evolution is supposed to work is that a thing gets better the longer it survives. It's supposed to adapt to its surroundings. It's supposed to become refined with each generation...
Having never seen an Ice Age film, I carried the impression that they were genial, harmless, half-smart entertainments, something you could easily misidentify as a DreamWorks Animation production. But if this fourth adventure about a team of...
Reunited with his eccentric, toothless Granny, Sid the Sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo) gives a recap of his most recent adventure: "We fought dinosaurs in the Ice Age – it didn't make sense, but it sure was exciting."
As people hem and haw about the existence of the familiar but entertaining “The Amazing Spider-Man,” another franchise lives on without nearly enough public clamoring for its retirement.
Of all of the popular series of computer animated films that have come along in the past decade plus, I’ve always felt that the “Ice Age” series was often dismissed. Which is a shame because, along with the “Toy Story” films, I’ve always thought that...
If you have to entertain some children 10 and under this summer, this may be worth a theatrical viewing, but I'd recommend it more as a renter instead.
With a new vast array of fantastic characters voiced with such passion and sublime enthusiasm this could be not only the best Ice Age film in the whose series but possibly the best animated feature so far I have seen this year if not the only so far.
With the Ice Age movies, you get what you expect. This is the fourth installment of a franchise that has been around since 2002. (In this case, it was decided against recasting all the voices and re-telling the first story with only a few cosmetic...
Ten years ago, Blue Sky Studios along with 20th Century Fox threw its hat into the ring of computer-generated feature films. The result was “Ice Age,” which was a uniquely animated and somewhat clever film in a very small pool, which until then had...
We get spoiled when franchises do well in their third, fourth and fifth outings. Though sequelitis has gripped Hollywood like never before, a surprising number of filmmakers seem to.
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
The “Ice Age” films, which now number four, might have a prehistoric setting like the Flintstones, but their cartoon world is much closer to Wile E. Coyote.
The new picture contains a valuable lesson in recycling. It opens with what I believe is a slightly abridged version of "Scrat's Continental Crack-Up," the "Ice Age" short Fox showed in front of the Jack Black"Gulliver's Travels" two years ago.
A buddy comedy with a geological-history twist, the original "Ice Age" was a slick alternative to the weightier 'toons produced by Pixar. Although the third sequel violated logic by introducing dinosaurs that had been extinct for 65 million years...
The law of diminishing returns finally catches up with the highly popular Ice Age franchise, for Continental Drift, the fourth entry in a 10-year period, is the first that doesn’t purport to offer more than its predecessor on even a superficial level.
Whatever else can be said about the Ice Age films, they are certainly cost-efficient. The first instalment in this animated series congealed in the spring of 2002, followed by further glaciations in 2006, 2009 and now 2012 — although with a voice cast...
As fourquels go, this is actually pretty good (and definitely better than the third film), thanks to a colourful voice cast, likeable characters and a decent gag rate. Responsible parents should probably go armed with picture-led geology/history books...
Manny, Diego and Sid have come a long way. Over 10 years, the mammoth/tiger/sloth trio have saved a baby, survived a flood and fought off dinosaurs. Leaving the stripped-back loony toons of the first movie behind, the gang’s latest adventure piles on...
Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon their greatest adventure yet after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift boat, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest.
If you’re not expecting any surprises going into Ice Age 4: Continental Drift 3D then that’s probably the best approach. OK, there is one literally earth-shattering moment as the film gets underway, but besides setting in motion the dramatic shifting...
You can’t blame franchise newcomers Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier for sticking with formula- after all, the past three entries have grown increasingly successful on the back of a similar template. So fans of the prehistoric toon series will be...
In this fourth helping of the popular prehistoric adventure series, the Manny the mammoth, Sid the sloth and Diego the sabretooth tiger embark on a distinctly Pirates of the Caribbean-style adventure when Scrat the squirrel-rat's obsessive pursuit of...
Old friends and new voice talent will delight kids with a never-ending love for the most undemanding animation out there. A megabucks franchise drifts on.
Little White Lies
When it comes to the fourth part of any film franchise there is a colossal degree of trepidation, especially if the sequel that preceded it was Ice Age 3. Following that, the thought of another zany excursion with Manny the mammoth and co, gallivanting...
Manny the mammoth, Diego the sabre-toothed tiger and Sid the Sloth all reunite for what is nothing less than a cinematic miracle.This isn’t just the fourth silver screen outing for ‘history’s greatest heroes’. It’s the Ice Age gang’s most...
THE Ice Age franchise keeps on ticking along, with a fourth instalment hitting the big screen.
The Ice Age saga reaches its fourth instalment this week as Manny, Sid, Diego and crew finds themselves separated from their families and drifting across the ocean on an iceberg that's barely big enough to hold them all.
Time Out London
This ‘Ice Age’ film explores similar – and sometimes similarly dreary – family-friendly themes of friendship and loyalty as its three predecessors, but it does so with such visual and aural pizazz that you can’t help but be swept along.
Shadows on the Wall
Very early on, this series completely jettisoned any respect for science, gleefully ignoring the laws of gravity end geology to carry on the family-friendly series of dangers encountered by this growing herd of misfit semi-prehistoric creatures.
Lively, colourful and fabulously animated, if rather over-cluttered with characters, the picture has unlikely pals Manny the Mammoth (Ray Romano), Sid the Sloth (John Leguizamo) and sabre-toothed tiger Diego (Denis Leary) face yet another environmental...
The Guardian UK
With the fourth film, the Ice Age family animation franchise is looking almost extinct. The only interesting thing is the wacky "Scrat" character, a hungry, pop-eyed, acorn-obsessed rat, who has another great cameo.
The earlier IceAge movies amassed around $ 175- $200 million in the Box Office. Looks like another Box Office Sweeper. Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier brings back the age of ice that is drifting apart each day. It is surely a family entertainer.
Perhaps you've seen "Scrat's Continental Crack-Up," the animated short that debuted theatrically a year and a half ago featuring the sabre-toothed squirrel causing a prehistoric tectonic cataclysm as a result of his pursuit of an elusive acorn.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Like its predecessors, this latest instalment in Fox's Blue Sky Studios animation franchise - a surprisingly successful response to Pixar and Dreamworks - comes prepared with familiar voices, offers up a few surprises, ticks a requisite eco-awareness...