MOVIE NEWS: Ice Age: Continental Drift
Hey blog readers, OWL Assistant Editor Kendra Brown is back with another movie review. This time, she’s here to tell you all about Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Who’s looking for a break from the summer heat? Because Ice Age: Continental Drift is crashing into theatres today! I caught a sneak peek last week, and I’m here to share my thoughts.
This is the fourth film in the Ice Age franchise, bringing back your favourite prehistoric pals, Manny, Diego, and Sid, for another icy adventure. This time, the trio are setting out to sea after an earthquake (which Scrat the squirrel may have had a little something to do with) separates them from the rest of the herd. Set adrift on an iceberg in the middle of a vicious storm, Manny, Diego, and Sid, along with his toothless granny, must find a way home. But bad weather, creepy sea creatures, and even some pirates, are just a few of the obstacles in the way. Will they return home to reunite with their friends and families? Obviously, I’m not going to tell you. You’ll have to watch the movie to find out!
Here are a few observations about the movie:
1. It’s cute. This movie is packed with adorable animals, including some of the cutest critters I’ve ever seen (check out the video below to see the chubby little creatures I’m talking about). Plus, lots of gags and jokes kept me giggling throughout the movie.
2. It’s cool. Literally. All of the cold, icy scenes in this movie were a huge help on the hot day I went to see it. The 3-D animation is also very cool. Icebergs and water were splashing right out of the screen at times, making me feel like I was right there in the middle of the ice age (which, again, helped during that heat wave last week). The awesome animation is definitely one of the best parts about the movie.
3. It’s full of famous voices. There’s Drake as a wooly mammoth named Ethan, Nicki Minaj as another wooly mammoth named Steffie, and Jennifer Lopez as a saber-toothed tiger named Shira (just to name a few). See how many voices you can recognize, if you watch it!
Overall, I thought this movie was a lot of fun. The plot was a little bit predictable, but maybe it’s just hard to be original on the fourth film in a franchise. Still, it’s a cute, funny flick with awesome-looking animation.
So what do you think? Will you go see this movie? If you do, come back and tell us what you thought!