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A mammoth collection of great movies!
on 2 March 2013
Ice Age is one of my favourite film series. What, I think is it's best feature is that it is enjoyable for people of all ages. It has delivered lots of humour and entertainment for both children and adults.
The first movie, ''Ice Age''. Twenty-thousand years ago, Earth is a wondrous, prehistoric world filled with great danger, not the least of which is the beginning of the Ice Age. To avoid a really bad frostbite, the planet's majestic creatures - and a few small, slothful ones - begin migrating south . The story revolves around sub-zero heroes: A woolly mammoth called Manfrod (Manny), who is powerful and the biggest thing on Earth, who for some reason seams to have a blacked and broken heart: a saber-toothed tiger, Diego, and a scruffy, smelly, fearful sloth called Sid. And squirrel called Scrat, who is the most unlucky character in any animated series. The three mammals have to stay together to get a baby back to it's family, but it is not as easy and trouble free as they anticipated. The film has a great storyline, it is not rushed, but not slow and it has lots of laughs and is very entertaining.
It is extremely rare for film sequels to be better than the first, it hardly happens at all, but here that is the case. ''Ice Age 2: The Meltdown'' was even better than the first film. When a character called Fast Tony says there will be a flood, everyone, especially Manny believes that it is utter lies and the land they are on is ice, was ice years ago, and will be ice years from now. But Manny knows it to be true when he sees for himself that everything around them is melting. There is a boat at the other end of the vally, that everyone has to make it to before the flood brakes out. This is a great film keeps building up and building up until we get to the main part of the film, which has us on the edge of out seats. Convinced that he is the last of his kind, Manny is more upset than he ever has been before. Until he meats Ellie, another mammoth, although she has been under the impression that she is a possum like her two mischievous, fun loving brothers, Crash and Eddie, since she was young. This is even better than the first Ice Age.
The best of all four films is definitely ''Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs''. Manny is not the biggest creature on Earth after all, as he and his family soon discover what have been living under there very feet for so long. I was laughing the most at this one. This film had a guest character, Buck the weasel, who is a really funny character. The film is very well paced, which allows us to sit back and enjoy this film. I have watched this film a lot of times and never once not enjoyed myself. Whenever I want to relax with a great and flawless film, this is one of the films that comes to my mine. An overall smashing film that is the best one of the movies.
The first three movies all improved over it's preceding, but unfortunately, the forth film did not continue to be like that. The forth and latest film in the series is ''Ice Age 4: Continental Drift'', which many have claimed to be the best of the four films. I personally disagree, I don't think it is as good as ''Dawn of the Dinosaurs'', and actually, I think it is the weakest of all four films. It is very well written and there are some clever scenes within it, but there is less humour, it is not as entertaining as the first three. There are some very annoying characters in this film, such as Lewis and the female Mammoths that peaches is jealous of, and Lewis was no way near as good and as funny as Buck from the previous film. There are some very creditworthy moments in this film. I don't this is a bad film, my opinion is that is that it is average, it is enjoyable and somewhat funny at times, but the weakest of the Ice Age films overall.
As well as the 4 movies, there is also the Christmas special, ''Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas'', set in-between the third and forth movies.
Overall, Ice Age has had 4 brilliant, hilarious films.