July 23, 2012
Good, but it has lost some magic
I thought Ice Age 4 was good; it had funny bits, it had bits that made me tear up a bit. However while I realize that there is a certain suspension of disbelief and childlike fun in all of the movies, I felt like this one was reaching too hard. I'd have to watch the other three again, but I also think this was the first movie to have a truly mythical species in it instead of humanizing factual creatures. And while I know that shouldn't make a difference, it actually did for me. All told, I still enjoyed it, but while the first three movies really took home the gold in my eyes, this one only gets a bronze. My 8 year old enjoyed it, as did my mother, but we all agreed it wasn't as good as Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
The voice actors were great, and the new characters were well cast. The tech has really come a long way and it was a visually appealing work of animation.
Summed up: Good, not great, but still worth seeing. If you are on the fence, wait for the dollar theater or DVD.
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