Featuring the voice talents of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo, Ice Age is a thrilling, chilling comedy adventure that's undeniably cool.
On the DVD: Ice Age on DVD boasts a whole host of special features, including commentary by director Chris Wedge and co-director Carlos Saldhona, deleted scenes and trailers. The highlight of the bonus material is the exclusive short "Scrat's Missing Adventure" but for the real nitty-gritty go to "Under the Ice". This contains numerous featurettes of varying lengths, including "The Making of Ice Age", "Behind the Scenes", "Art of Effects" and "Sid's Voice Development". These tell you pretty well everything there is to know about the film and its creation. For additional humour check out the brief "Scrat Reveals" segment and Sid's commentary sequences. --Helen Baker
It's a simple story, of course - my 3 year old had no problems following the plot. But there are endless background funnies and asides for the grown ups that make this film a gem. Like Shrek, the heroes of this film are about as imperfect as they come. Much of the humour comes from the interactions of the 3 main characters, none of whom particularly want each other's company.
Lisping Sid (lishping shid) is hilarious throughout, and the squirrel who turns up between scenes will split your sides.
With none of the gushing sentimentality that Disney relentlessly pump out, this film is way out in front of other recent mediocrity, such as Dinosaur or - God help us - Jimmy Neutron. In my book, it even beats Monsters Inc for all round family entertainment.
This is the best kids film since Shrek and is a lot more entertaining than many recent adult titles.
Buy it - however old you are!
Ice Age is about a journey and adventure to return a human child to its tribe by a Sloth, Sabre Tooth Tiger and Mammoth. The personalities of these characters are so different which leads to firstly clashing and later becoming friends. There are plenty of great humour which adults will catch on immediately, but kids most likely will not. The antics these characters get up to and the journey makes this movie an enjoyable experience for both adults and kids.
The sounds and animation are crisp, and easily on par with Pixar. The extra features on the DVD features the Sloth commentating on cut-outs and extra scenes. The extra features are not Mammoth size, but enough to keep one entertained.
I highly recommend this movie for all ages, humorous, fun, and can be watched over and over. It's a movie for all ages.
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