Written July 24, 2012
Rated it "So-So" because I didn't enjoy it as much as previous releases, perhaps because one can get so much "mileage" out of this theme. I did like "Grandma" very much....added new humor to characters. Don't think it would be worth extra dollars to see in 3D.
Written July 21, 2012
Honestly, the first Ice Age film is so much better than all of the sequels, it's ridiculous.
The sequels, including this one, all have rotten plots with annoying details, and an over-reliance on star voices. This one has JLo as a "love interest" for Diego, voiced by Dennis Leary. Couple that with Queen Latifah and Ray Romano, and you have a film that relies heavily on the idea that viewers will be entertained by those stars' voices coming out of the animated characters.
AND, I amused myself, when not sleeping through this film, by trying to answer to my own satisfaction whether Fox is deliberately trying to undermine scientific understanding by presenting a historical view of the world that makes no sense and is without regard to accepted timelines for evolution and world history. Continental Drift is presented as fast moving land masses that crash like cars. Humans are gone from this film, but were present in the first film, etc.
Written August 21, 2014
Not much to say about this fourth installment of the franchise. The only reason I went to see it was because of my 8 year old son. I would have preferred to have waited for the DVD release. The original cast performance is always great, but the only standout exceptions were Wanda Sykes as Granny and the awesome Peter Dinklage as Captain Gutt. Thank god for Crash & Eddie voiced by the funny Sean William Scott and Josh Peck who should have had alot more screen time. Those two always make my sides hurt from laughing so much. And they definitely should have had Buck back instead of that weak cameo in the beginning. The story was really weak too, kind of a copy of the second installment. To me, "Dawn of The Dinosaurs" is my favorite of the series. I would wait for the DVD release if I were you. Mark
Written July 14, 2012
We were expecting a little more from this movie. It was o.k., but could have been much better. As usual, Syd steals the scenes. He is our favorite character. The teens in the movie spoiled it. We get enough of that attitude in real life. We don't need to see it for entertainment.
Written July 14, 2012
Seemed really average to me. Didn’t hold my 3 yr. olds attention very well, and got few laughs out of him. My 5 yr. old describes it as 'Awesome!' saying his favorite part was the ending. Saw the 2D version, but don’t think the 3D would have impacted anyone in my party's opinion.