Written March 24, 2013
kids loved it, I liked it a lot. gorgeous film, and worth it to see in 3d - lots of atmosphere and interesting set pieces. i especially liked the bird swarm.
Written March 22, 2013
my fiancé and I went and saw this last night, there were only three other people in the whole theater so it was really nice in that sense. The movie itself was very cute but definitely more for kids, which we know, it's a cartoon but we normally love cartoons even as adults so we tried it. It was pretty adorable, very basic play out, nothing surprising at all. Really cute though.
Written April 10, 2013
Took my grandson to see this in 3D and it was a great way to bond with this 6 year old. We both loved it and not just because I'm a 6 year old at heart. It was funny. And of course it had an underlying message so it is good teaching tool for someone with young children. And again, it was real funny!
Written July 25, 2014
I took my almost 6 year old grandson to see this movie. He enjoyed it, laughing a lot but I'm uncertain if he understood everything that I did, which made it enjoyable for me as well. My grandson loved the 3D, his first, and especially loved the action. Recommend for parents with kids 5+ Was surprised that hardly anyone was in the theater at 1:30 on a Friday during Spring Break.
Written July 31, 2014
You pays your money and you gets what you expects.
This is basically "Ice Age" for the humans (even with a sloth Skrat surrogate). It's extremely well animated, with vivid visuals and great craftsmanship. But the story needs polish -- three characters (Grug, Eep and Guy) have engaging stories going for them, but the rest of the clan is completely neglected in this regard (the son and grandmother are just one joke characters and the mother is so vanilla she might as well have no speaking lines at all). There is, however, a surprising and subtle underlying message about tradition and security not making for a particularly worthwhile life -- more insight than I'd expect for a movie like this.
It's a good family movie and an entertaining diversion -- certainly worth a look, but they could have done much more with it.