Adventure | Animation | Comedy
Steve Martino | Michael Thurmeier
Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Josh Gad, Keke Palmer, Nick Frost, Aziz Ansari, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Alan Tudyk, Ester Dean, Kunal Nayyar, Rebel Wilson, Eddie Sotelo, Joy Behar, Alain Chabat, Heather Morris, Chris Wedge, Patrick Stewart
When Scrat (Chris Wedge) accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm, Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), Diego (Denis Leary) and Sid's granny (Wanda Sykes) get separated from their home. As they sail across the sea with an iceberg for a ship, they encounter sea creatures that are determined to stop them from reaching their home.
OpinionIf you have been reading my reviews for the past month, you then know that I like the Ice Age series. That being said, they should really have stopped, because this fourth installment isn't good. "Ice Age: Continental Drift" indeed is a quite boring, not really enjoyable animated film, the drift of a good series.
Until now I've been saying how simple yet interesting the story was. Unfortuntately this time I cannot say the same. It is so not interesting mainly because the group that was supposed to fight extinction -which happened in the previous three films - somehow ended up fighting pirates.
The story to "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" was definitely unrealistic because there were no dinosaurs during the ice age, but at least it was interesting, and mostly important was made interesting by the characters. And guess what this film lacks of? That's right, interesting characters. Sure, there's Sid's granny who brings some fun to the film that it's not enough to balance the awful villain(s) or Peaches' new friends.
Also there are too many subplots that have no purpose whatsoever. Which is exactly what happened in the last film, meaning the filmmakers do not know how to learn from their mistakes.
But the animation is good and of course better than the three previous films - that's where the half point comes from.