YOUR FAVORITE CREATURES ARE BACK & ARE MELTING THE ICE!
Features actors voice of: Ray Ramano, John Leguizamo, Dennis Leary & Queen Latifah.
Running time: 91 min.
You favorite furry animals are back and on an new adventure!When Fast Tony starts talking about the end of the world no one really believes him, and think it's a scam to sell air reeds(a snorkle-straw to breathe underwater).But when Sid decides he wants some respect, he climbs the biggest slide the Eviscerator at the very top of the ice wall.Manny & Diego stop him just in time before he jumps and finally see for themselves that they are surrounded by water at the top and the dam is about to break and flood them all!! All the creatures start their journey to the valley to try to escape the flood before it is too late.During their trip Manny starts to think he is the last mammoth.. until he runs into Ellie who falls from a tree in front of him.Ellie has two brothers, Crash & Eddie who have convinced her that she is also a "possum" like them.Manny falls for this stubborn-silly Ellie "possum", but always says the wrong things.Can they all make it to safety before the flood reaches them?? You will have to watch to find out!!
This movie is just as good as the first,all the same character voices, and many new characters to fall in love with!!Would recommend to rent or buy!Hope this helps you decide!Thanks for reading this!Please click YES at the bottom. :)
Ice Age The Meltdown Posted by CK-Auctions
The original Ice Age was a surprise hit for me. I was sure that it would be another dud animated movie. For a while it seemed that if your name wasn't Pixar that it was impossible to make a good animated feature. Even Disney, the company that invented the animated feature, had a string of flops with Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, and Brother Bear all being less than spectacular. (Okay, I'm not listing Lilo and Stitch which was excellent.) So I didn't have my hopes up when I first saw Ice Age and I was pleasantly surprised. The movie had a good, solid story and a lot of laughs. It was the type of family friendly movie that both kids and adults can enjoy, something that's all too rare nowadays. Four years later, Fox went back to the characters and made a sequel: Ice Age the Meltdown. While this second film isn't quite as good as the original (how many sequels are?) it still has a good amount of charm and looks wonderful on this Blu-ray disc.
This was a funny film that both my children and I enjoyed, but it wasn't without its flaws. On the good side, there film was consistently funny, with jokes and gags coming at regular intervals so the movie never become boring or slow. The characters have the same personalities that they had the first time around too; Manny is the loner, Sid is annoying, and Diego is the tough silent predator. The new characters are cute too. The possum twins, sort of pre-historical versions of Bart Simpson, are the comic reliefs who steal the show.
On the down side, this time around the plot is much simpler and a bit too thin. A lot of the movie feels like filler; funny filler but padding none the less. Scrat, the squirrel who is always trying to get an acorn, is given much more screen time in this film and while his exploits are generally humorous none of his adventures advance the plot at all. There were several other scenes, the mini-sloths that started worshiping Sid and the singing vultures to name only two, which have nothing to do with the rest of the movie. I think the main problem is the lack of a meaty. The first movie had the animals trying to return the human child to his tribe, the danger of the saber-tooth tigers waiting to ambush them, and the three main characters learning to depend on each other. This film only has the danger of the advancing water. Manny's search for another mammoth is solved early on, and the water predators aren't really a threat for most of the movie. If they could have created another subplot or two this movie would have been much stronger. As it is, the Meltdown is a good family movie that doesn't quite live up to the standard that was set by its predecessor.
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
It's Better The Second Time Around,
This was HILLARIOUS!!! This was far better than the first movie. John Leguizamo was brilliant as usual, the perfect voice for Sid. And it was great having the voice of Queen Latifah as Ray Ramano's love interest. This movie was a comedy-lovers delight. And of course the squirrel, Scrat, was genius from day one. Every scene he's in is like watching a great silent movie. That actually requires a lot of skill on behalf of the storytellers and animators to create scenes without dialogue that are equally as entertaining and engaging as those with dialogue. The latter is one reason why the first "Ice Age" film distinguished itself. So the team at Blue Sky Studios should be congratulated. This is a sharp movie. No sophomore slump. I have the first one on DVD and I can't wait to get this incredible sequel. Everything just seems more developed and elaborated upon this time around. Computer-animated films were still in their infancy when the first film got released. But the technological progress that has been made since then is obvious and it's been put to good use throughout the movie. I really enjoyed "Ice Age 2." So if you were a fan of the first one, then don't forget to get the sequel when it hits stores this November.
8 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Ice Age: The Meltdown....Slightly watered down
This is a cute sequel to the first Ice Age. In this one, Manny is stricken with the other "last" mammoth on earth. Sid seems to have gotten smarter and Diego shows his weakness.
As far as sequels go, this one holds true to the theory that the first is always the best and the second, usually not so great. Definitely entertaining, but lacking in comedy. The sequel follows Manny, Sid and Diego as they journey to the shelter, which resembles Noah's Ark, because their world is melting. Along the way, they meet up with another mammoth (voiced by Queen Latifah) who thinks she's a 'possum, and her two "brothers". One disaster after another befall the pack.
I did love that the makers brought Scrat back for round two though. The poor squirrel beast tries to hold on to his acorn and just causes more pain for himself. The fight scene with the pirahna-type fish was wonderfully done and had me rolling.
Seeing Diego lose his cool over water and showing his true yellow, was a let-down though. But the "brothers" brought some funny to the movie as they constantly attempt to "block" Manny from any notions of a love interest with his new mammoth/possum soon-to-be-girlfriend.
The story is entertaining and the kids loved it very much. Definitely a must have if you already have the first Ice Age. And a welcome addition to any road collection for those long trips with the kids.
Scrat Does It Again!
This movie wasn't as good as the first one. It lacked something in the storyline, it wasn't as strong as the first movie. Scrat (the squirrel) really made this movie though. He was a lot funnier than in the first one, it helps that they show him more.
The story starts out with Sid, Manny, and Diego. They soon find out that their ice world is melting and if they don't move to higher ground they'll soon be under water as well. On their new migration Manny finds another mammoth who thinks she is a possum. He then spends his time trying to convince her that she's a mammoth, of course they both think the other is crazy. I won't spoil the ending for those who haven't seen it, but you will definitely enjoy this movie if you liked the first one.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.