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 

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
Effects** : 4.25/5
OVERALL : 8/10.



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.


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! :)