It's been ten years since Manny, Diego and Sid first arrived on the big screen. They are now starring in the fourth installment of their ice age adventures, Ice Age 4 Continental Drift, which was released today on DVD, Blu-Ray and 3D Blu-Ray.
We were sent a copy to watch and tonight we snuggled up to watch the antics of our favourite woolly mammoth and his crew of unlikely heroes.
As usual, it is Scrat in pursuit of his ever elusive acorns that leads to the cataclysmic world event that causes the earth's crust to shift, creating the continents and bringing chaos to the world. Scrat's stories are always the highlight of the films for me. I love the imaginative ways that he has been responsible for shaping the world!
Now a father to a teenager, Manny is being over-protective of his daughter Peaches who has discovered boys and is ready to grow up. (Something my girls related to!) Sid's family has finally shown up, but the family reunion isn't exactly how Sid envisaged it. He is reunited with his mad and cantankerous gran!
As the continental shelves shift Manny, Sid, Diego and Granny find themselves all at sea on a floating lump of ice, separated from Ellie and Peaches. As they drift across the ocean they run into many obstacles including a band of menacing animal pirates captained by a vengeful, crazy baboon called Gutt.
Will Manny and his friends ever get home to Ellie and Peaches? How will they evade the pirates? Will Manny ever let Peaches date boys? Will Scrat ever get his acorn? These are just a few questions answered in this fun filled sequel.
The voice casting is brilliant. The girls were surprised to hear Nikki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez's vocal talents! The animation is up to its usual eye popping standard and the storyline is interspersed with enough laughs and tension to keep the children riveted. The best new character has to be Sid's granny who adds a riotous dose of slapstick humour and cutting repartee.
The characters remain as engaging as they were a decade ago and the franchise's brand of humour continues to bring laughs aplenty. Scrat's appearances throughout the film are simply genius! It is a perfect family film that fans of Ice Age will love. We did!
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