Ice Age (2002)

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Ice Age (2002)
  • Time: 83 min
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy
  • Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
  • Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary

Storyline:

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age.

One review

  • This is a simple yet entertaining film that children, along with parents will all enjoy. This film is set back 20,000 years ago where three eccentric characters team up for an unexpected adventure. This is a story about Manfred (Ray Romano), a woolly mammoth, Diego (Denis Leary), a saber tooth tiger, and Sid (John Leguizame), a sloth. These three cross paths as Manfred the sad and lonely mammoth decides not to migrate south with the rest of the animals where he runs into the stuttering and fast-talking Sid the sloth. As also seen in the movie Shrek, Sid becomes a follower of the loner. The two together run into a lost child. To Sid and Manfred he is a lost child but to Diego the child is prey. Diego was ordered to bring this child back to his pack as the pack sought revenge on the humans. Diego deceptively offers help in returning the child back to his family and their journey begins across mountains of ice. This awkward combination of characters brings humor and comedy to the screen. Not to forget one of the most humorous and speechless characters alone, Scrat, a half squirrel, half rat that has set out on a mission of his own. In doing so, each character learns to work together and eventually become friends. Their differing personalities mixed together provide for a mission full of laughs and giggles. This films simplicity allows watchers to just sit down and be entertained.

    The voices of all the characters were impeccable. From the stutter of Sid to the grave tone of Diego. These animated voices brought these characters to life and provided personality. This personality contributed to the adventures of this team’s journey.

    This film reaches out to children as well as the adults. The simplicity of the film plot allows for children to easily follow these lively characters throughout their journey. This film also shows depth as it looks brings details to the characters. From the beginning of the film Manfred was seen only as a loner deciding to travel north alone. His character was expanded with reasoning as he viewed the art within the cave. This brought great continuity to the film as each of the characters brought their contributions to the team. Ice age was simple and entertaining enough for children pleasure and added enough depth and emotions for adult interests. Entertainment for the whole family!

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