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Ice Age 2 - The Meltdown [Blu-ray] [2006]

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Carlos Saldanha    Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Directors: Carlos Saldanha
  • Language: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Dec 2006
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000K14LTU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,849 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The love life of a woolly mammoth - handled with U-rated delicacy - drives this sequel to the first computer-animated romp in the age of prehistoric mammals. While the first Ice Age took a delightful premise and suffocated it with a formulaic plot - in which a mammoth named Manfred (voiced by Ray Romano, Everyone Loves Raymond), a sloth named Sid (John Leguizamo, Moulin Rouge!), and a sabre-tooth tiger named Diego (Denis Leary, Rescue Me) helped an abandoned human infant return to its tribe (basically, Three Mammals and a Baby) - the sequel takes the now-familiar setting, gives it a shapeless, episodic storyline, and yet somehow becomes pretty darn entertaining. Faced with the threat of a flood from melting ice, our heroic trio are on the run to escape from their blossoming valley. On the way, they meet a female mammoth (Queen Latifah, Bringing Down the House) who thinks she's an opossum and get menaced by some freshly defrosted carnivorous fish. Add into the mix a herd of lava-worshipping mini-sloths, some Busby Berkeley-style vultures, and more ingenious slapstick featuring the acorn-crazed Scrat, and Ice Age: The Meltdown will amuse even jaded adults. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

Manny the woolly mammoth (voice of Ray Romano), Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo), Diego the saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary), and the hapless prehistoric squirrel/rat known as Scrat (Chris Wedge) are back in this sequel to the popular 2002 film. Manny is ready to start a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time. In fact, Manny thinks he may be the last one. That is until he miraculously finds Ellie (Queen Latifah), the only female mammoth left in the world. The only problem being that they can't stand each other. Ellie comes with some excess baggage in the form of her two possum friends Crash (Seann William Scott) and Eddie (Josh Peck), a couple of daredevil pranksters and cocky, loud-mouthed troublemakers. When a huge glacial dam holding off oceans of water is about to break, threatening the entire valley, the only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. So our three heroes, along with Ellie, Crash and Eddie, form the most unlikely family as they embark on a mission across an ever-changing, increasingly dangerous landscape.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for the whole family 18 Aug 2006
Format:DVD
I loved this tale of friendship, courage and love - the animation was awesome, down to the minutest details of facial expressions, and all the animals were incredibly cute (and there were so many of them too apart from our three heros Manny, Sid and Diego). My favourite was the migration scene, where you could see more animals than were aboard Noah's ark, and of course Scrat's neverending quest for the Acorn. You will laugh your pants off; you will be so touched that you'll cry; you will sit on the edge of your seat in suspense. A lovely family film with a moral, but with lots of fun and laughs too.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This film is deeply moving 10 Aug 2006
Format:DVD
This film really moved me. It was both comical AND poignant, a rare combination and a welcome one. There are moments in this film which just made me break right down and cry!

For those of you who haven't seen it, this sequel to the film "Ice Age" has Manny, Sid and Diego trying to escape the imminent flood that follows an indeterminable Ice Age. Their world is changing and they, together with their surrounding neighbours, must make it to the one place that will save them all, a place where they can rise above the imminent flood and settle on higher ground.

It's that journey that this film concentrates on, and the interaction that brings them all together is just tear-jerking in some places. Each character manages to overcome their own personal fears and their own personal prejudices for each other, and they form an unbreakable bond that helps them to reach their final destination. Only by working together, are they able to finally escape to the higher ground and escape the flood.

I can't praise this film enough, it has an outstanding moral message that the leaders of our modern-day world would do well to take note of.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars What went wrong? 17 Oct 2006
By Adam VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Ice Age was a huge hit at the cienma and it had every right to be. It was hysterical, it had mild action but enough to keep you a little over the edge of your seat and just plain good fun. Sadly, Ice Age: The Meltdown acheives none of these. One of the things that went drastically wrong was the fact that it had to live up to the first great film which was going to be hard work. The scenery is nice and the characters are loveable but the story and humour lacks. It was boring and the jokes weren't aimed at all ages. It was just little kiddie jokes aimed at 5 - 8 year olds. I was truly dissapointed when I came out from this film becuase even Scrat couldn't keep the storyline going (although he was defiantely one of the best characters throughout the film). Not outrageoulsy bad but a really big shame as this could have been a lot, lot better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guranteed to delight just about everybody 4 Mar 2007
By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
While I didn't think Ice Age - The Meltdown boasted a particularly memorable storyline, it's still a five star, very funny movie all the way through. The filmmakers tend to milk things a little too far in my opinion, especially when it comes to the poor old saber-toothed squirrel just trying to get a nut, and let's face it, a wooly mammoth that thinks she's an opossum is just plain silly - even though it, like everything else, actually manages to work pretty darn well in this movie.

As far as the story goes, Manny (Ray Romano) the wooly mammoth, Diego (Denis Leary) the saber-tooth tiger, and Sid (John Leguizamo) the sloth have to lead all of their Arctic friends to safety when their icebound home is threatened by meltdown-generated flooding (thankfully, without the story goose-stepping to today's environmentalist wacko hysteria). Along the way, they pick up Ellie (Queen Latifah) and her two opossum brothers. It takes most of the journey for Manny to convince Ellie that she is not actually a wooly mammoth (which is particularly important to Manny, as he was beginning to fear he was the last of his kind). The gang face all sorts of dangers they must overcome (and fears they must conquer) if they are to survive. On paper, it's all pretty formulaic, but the winsome depth of the characters and of course the extraordinary animation makes for a consistently funny, exciting adventure.

Sid (Leguizamo) steals the show time and time again in my opinion, but everyone will latch on to one favorite character or another. The climax is actually pretty exciting and heart-warming, helping make this a film you can't help but enjoy immensely. Ice Age - The Meltdown doesn't distinguish itself the way, for example, Cars does, but it's definitely a film the whole family will enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This is probably one of the best follow up films ever made (the list also includes alien's and terminator 2) Sid, who is my favourite character, is even better than the first 1. I don't like to give away plot details, but basically the trio have been warned that the ice is melting and that the valley they live in is going to be flooded. They are soon off on another adventure full of mishaps and scenes that will have you in stitches.Well worth watching!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Follow Up 23 Dec 2006
By John Kimble VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
This is a decent follow up to the very successful and very entertaining first movie.

As the name suggests this adventure follows the guys through the prospect of the impending doom of their homes being destroyed due to the end of the ice age.

The Meltdown bring more of the same laughs as the first movie and indeed there is plenty in it for both kids and adults.

The problem with a good film/anime these days is that the studios can't wait to get the sequel out to cash in on merchandising etc and although this is a good sequel you do get the feel that it doesn't flow as well as it could have.

All the same I've given it 4 stars as it has a lot of laughs and the computer animation is a site to behold.

Enjoy!
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