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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review Of : Ice Age 4 : Continental Drift

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Just watched the Premiere Screening of" ICE AGE 4 : CONTINENTAL DRIFT " a few days ago.


Directed By Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier

Voiced By  Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Lopez, Josh Gad, Queen Latifah 

Synopsis: 
Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

(Source: 20TH CENTURY FOX)



Surprisingly entertaining movie. 

Despite this being the fourth installment of the Ice Age movies, I was not expecting it to be really great. But turns out, it was quite good and also the directors added a little creativity in the story as in the Teaser Trailer here. (which is also a short film interdependently) 

The story of Ice Age 4 is depicted as another potential end-of-the-world for the Ice Age as the earth begins to split apart. Which is somehow because of Scrat's fault..again. Manny & his family got separated as the land breaks apart. Manny, Diego, Sid & Sid's Granny embarked on a journey to get back home as they face storms, sea monster & pirates. 

The movie actually tells a good story about friendship & father-daughter relationship.


The film contains a number of comedic moments as it did in previous Ice Age installments. 

The characters are well played & the script are written quite good as it have both funny moments & also touching moments. Despite the two new directors, the characters in Ice Age are still lovable & fun as always. 

There are also new characters in the movie antagonist as well as protagonist. Such as Captain Gutt (the main antagonist voiced by Peter Dinklage), Shira (a sabre-tooth cat voiced by J.Lo) and a few other characters especially the lovable hyraxes (hamster-chipmunk looking animal) And not-forgetting the acorn-loving creature that indirectly causes all the event in Ice Age;Scrat.

Story & Plot as I said is good. Well-written script & story.
Effects, I would recommend for you to watch the film in 3D. As there're scenes that gives a little more effect in 3D. 
Music & Score are quite good. Scores composed by John Powell. And there's one song "Chasing the Sun" performed by The Wanted. Click here to listen. 

All in all, Ice Age 4 : Continental Drift is worth a watch. Recommended in 3D.
If you love previous Ice Age movies, this fourth installment is a must watch.  

 P.S. - Do come early as there will be a short film right before the movie starring The Simpson's Maggie.  


My Rating?

Plot : 4/5
Storyline : 3.75/5
Characters*:4/5 
Effects** : 4.25/5
OVERALL : 8/10.


Trailer: 








3 comments:

Iriene said...

I like the part where the 'sirens'
appeared, and the cute looking hamster/chipmunk ... the whole adventure is great in all senses - sights, sounds and soul enriching!

Alif said...

comtemplating whether to watch it. HAHA, maybe I will give it ago. :)

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Iriene, Hahah yeah! Exactly! :)

@Alif, If you like previous Ice Age movies, you should. (:

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:


Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.

Characters:

The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.


SO, there it is. Thanks! :)