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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unforgettable Film - when's Ice Age 2??
I saw Ice Age twice at the pics - and bought the video the day it came out (I'm a 35yr old female, so this isn't just for kids or male 'kidults'!). Ice Age is pure, simple entertainment from start to finish. The animation is sharp, vivid and exceptionally well done, with subtle emotions being conveyed perfectly. The pace of the film is spot on and there's no cringeworthy...
Published on 25 Oct 2002

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing spectacular, but very good!
Ice Age wouldn't exactly set your screen ablaze with all the snow that fills up every pixel of the screen, but it warrants a watch for being an honest film.
The tale is kept rather too simple but the characterisation is heart-rending and adds a relative amount of depth. From your matter-of-factly-uncomplicated Manfred (Ray Romano's pert voiceover couldn't be better),...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frozen Fun for all the Family, 4 Jun 2003
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This review is from: Ice Age [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
When buying a DVD for your kids to watch, a question that you must ask yourself is whether you, the parent, will be as enamoured of a film on the 858th showing as the first. Ice Age scores highly on this test. Yes, it's basically a hackneyed quest/road movie, but it is kept afloat by sharp humor and the excellent acting by John Leguizamo as wise-cracking Sid the Sloth; Ray Romano as Manfred, the Mammoth with a Tragic Past; Dennis Leary as the sly Diego the saber-tooth; and not forgetting his sinister superior, Soto, played by Goran Visnjic... perhaps better known from his white coat in ER. Oh yes, and the great running gag of Scrat the Squirrel and his 20,000-year quest to bury his acorn. There are some wonderful comedy moments (the episode of the TaeKwon Dodos is my favourite) and the whole package has kept my family entertained for months.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a film for all the family, 30 July 2003
This review is from: Ice Age [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
i did not expect much when i bought this film but when watching it i loved it strait away, this film is perfect for the whole family even teenagers will like it. ice age is a great film with loveable characters sobuy it now and dont miss out on how good it is!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ice Age - King of 3D animations, 31 Oct 2002
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Niall "aniallator" (Melbourne) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Ice Age [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Ice Age, as Jonathan Ross has reviewed it is :- "A genuinely funny, smart and clever animated movie is a rare thing, and this is probably the best I've ever seen", and after all, who can argue with Jonathan Ross?
Personally, I loved this film in the cinema and I also thought it was the best of the new age 3D animated films such as Shrek, Monsters Inc. and Toy Story. This films deserves to be viewed on a large flatscreen with good surround sound as do many films, however my experience was slighlty downgraded, as I am currently living at Universtiy standards!
Each character in the film is very well defined and their voices suit them right down to the last word! The pixel produced cast include - Sid, personally my favourite with his entertaining lisp and incredibly funny antics. Sid is the one who gives the film a decent feel-good factor. Manfred, a grumpy but hearty wooly mammoth is the soul of the film, and Diego, the hungry and sinister Sabre-tooth tiger, becomes friends with the wierdest herd ever, after facing many treacherous trials and tribulations! The Story is a simple but well written one, where the group of ice age animals (named above) have to deliver a baby to its father when it was found with its dying mother in a river, at the face of a waterfall. The tension aspect in the film, is the fact that, it was Diegos' fault in the first place, that the baby ended up like this!
Special features are by the bucket load (not literally), and include Scrats new adventure - "Gone Nutty". This is another class piece of film, however I thought it should have been a carry on from where the film left off, on the desert island. The rest of the special features are either funny or informative, however they do give the sense that they were slightly rushed, and end up being quite boring and dry.
With the special features in the back of the mind, the film alone is definately worth getting, as well as the fact that it deserves the viewing on DVD and not tape - due to the quality.
No doubt about it - You will enjoy Ice Age, whether or not you are young or old!
A must buy
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ice Ice Baby!, 24 Nov 2005
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Louise Stanley (Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Ice Age [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
This is an amazing film - and a jam-packed DVD - worth it just for the features alone.
Sid, a wise-guy ground sloth, Manfred, a stubborn and gloomy mammoth, and Diego, a cunning sabre-tooth tiger, are thrown together in a quest to return a human baby to its parents before the rest of Diego's chums decide to turn it into a cold snack between meals. The story weaves its way across a landscape of snow, ice, and the odd volcano, and through a great cave, before reunion with the human "herd" in a touching finale. The action is seen from the animals' point of view, which means the tables have turned on us humans - they are depicted as mute animals, and it is the non-human creatures that are the sentient world.
The way the story is constructed is a streak of genius - instead of one straight story, the main plot is more a glue holding together a road movie that encounters many different tribes - the "tae-kwon dodos" (the equivalent of modern millenarians hoarding three melons for a long haul underneath the ground away from the ice), the bickering aardvarks, the lumbering mammoths, and - of course - the Scrat, a "sabre-toothed squirrel", fighting to save his nuts from the depredations of the environment. These little vignettes mean that the film is never dull, and scenes from the cutting room floor explore Sid's love-life, philandering, and the sabre-tooth tigers' own posturing.
The extras include a mini-adventure in which Scrat is postulated as a prime mover in plate tectonics, Sid provides his own commentary, a wonderful commentary with the American and Brazilian production team (which is included in the deleted scenes section as well) and - unmissable - an extensive "behind the scenes" section with documentary footage and a demonstration of animation building, from storyboards through modelling to the finished product, taking full advantage of DVD wizardry so that you could be forgiven for spending the whole night - which I almost did - exploring the multiplicity of interesting things tucked away - not so much an Easter Egg as an entire chocolate factory.
Perhaps one of the greatest animated films since Disney released "Snow White" and appealing to all ages (indeed, they had to tone Sid down a bit to get approval as a children's film!)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chilling animation, 1 Sep 2006
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This review is from: Ice Age [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
This 2002 animation hit is a film that the whole family will enjoy and thank goodness because there are SO many animations out nowadays that I've been worried producers overstep the mark but this heart warming adventure will bring smiles to audiences of all ages.

As the ice age starts Sid the Sloth, Manny the Mammoth and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger join forces to bring a deserted baby back to the humans.

Having different animals we are able to see different perspectives in the animal kingdom. Juxtaposing very different characters with different beliefs audiences are excited to know how they will cope together and therefore heightens the situation and the whole plot The preaching creatures are able to make their jokes about fellow animals and can appreciate what they have and will encounter in life.

The jokes and story are all about the animal world around them. This technique worked very effectively because it is funny but there are many serious elements to, like the willingness to survive.

The characters are constantly preaching about family and friendship issues which are sign, driven towards children, of how valuable those assets are, and I to found myself touched involving a latter scene when Manny mentions his family.

Packed with funny scenes audiences of all ages can appreciate the more physical then dialogue humour by the characters. A great scene comes when the bizarre friendship group try and rescue a melon from a group of dodos, watch out for the great physical humour.

The effects are stunning. Through the use of CGI the characters stand out and are appreciated by the audience and justify the genre perfectly.

Reccommended for the whole family

8/10
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing spectacular, but very good!, 2 Aug 2004
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This review is from: Ice Age [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Ice Age wouldn't exactly set your screen ablaze with all the snow that fills up every pixel of the screen, but it warrants a watch for being an honest film.
The tale is kept rather too simple but the characterisation is heart-rending and adds a relative amount of depth. From your matter-of-factly-uncomplicated Manfred (Ray Romano's pert voiceover couldn't be better), to the conky Sid to the devious Diego who goes through a change of heart midway, the message of true friendship, honesty and altruism is convincingly put across with just the right dose of sentimentality. The dialogues and the wit are certainly of a high order, and mated to the fluid animation and oh-so-perfect voiceovers, the spontaneity is absolutely intact.
The backdrop of the Ice Age and the themes of migration and survival of the fittest are sewn into the screenplay with great imagination (the dodo spectacle, the killing of Manfred's family, Scrat's misadventures etc) and Scrat-the-buck-toothed-squirrel makes sure there's absolutely no dearth of laughter.Though the sequences where Scrat's obsession with stuffing its acorn in the earth results in a catastrophe (an avalanche, a streak of lightning, a volcano etc) make for some thoroughly enjoyable sequences, they are rivalled for hilarity by the one sequence where the tribal baby slips in the ice cave and the trio of Manny, Sid and Diego follow. Not a pursed lip in my living room when these scenes played.
On the downside however, the film's pace is rather too relaxed sometimes and some intervals of silence are rather elongated. As a result, the film's mood takes longer to sink in, till the camaraderie between the lead foursome and the Scrat takes over. Yes, the film could've been done with some more antics to keep one at the edge of the seat but maybe with a consideration for the audience its targetting, the twists are quite limited and predictable.
The music is tuneful and unobtrusive and so is the animation which never distracts you from the heart of the story. Given the solo-white background of the film, yes, its not as lush as Finding Nemo but its honest to the theme and the setting of the film.
At £9.99, the DVD is definitely at a throwaway price for the extras are truly worth it. Especially the deleted scenes and a full-fledged 5-minute long cartoon on Scrat which is sure to send you on a laughing frenzy.
On the whole, Ice Age is entertaining family cinema which might not make it to the top of your favourites list but is worth a watch anyways. Way to go Pixar!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too cool for words!, 4 April 2006
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C. V. McCulloch "kv_mc" (Bristol, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Ice Age [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
The greatest funniest animated film for a while with the opening scenes wih the most famous squirrel thing ever!! Great for laughs and yes the ever so small tear at the end if you are an emotional wreck like me!
Great film and very well animated, just to make my life that little bit brighter the sequel the Meltdown is soon released so bring on the ice (or the small amount of it) and the laughs!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ice age dvd, 19 Sep 2011
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J. D. Hunter (kent england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Ice Age [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Grandaughter loves it .Service was first class no hesitation on being a returning customer would definitly recommend to any one
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ice Age that won't leave you cold!, 30 Nov 2003
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Mr. N. A. Payne "sword4thelord" (Alcester, Warwickshire, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Ice Age [VHS] [2002] (VHS Tape)
I really enjoyed this film, the slapstick humour and visual gags worked really well. However, where I think the films real strength lies is in the depth of characterisation. I felt the scenes involving the infant and Manfred in the Ice Cave, and the conclusion, were especially touching... and it is reassuring to know that how the audience relates to the characters, does not get lost in the constant drive to produce the next laugh.
The producers obviously thought long and hard about what to leave out of the final cut, as I found most of the deleted scenes that are included as a bonus at the end, were not particularly strong in terms of humour, and were I feel, a bit annoying. Whoever edited the film made a good call, as the final product is a heart warming character driven adventure packed with humour and excitement.
In short, an excellent family film!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good, 13 Jun 2009
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This review is from: Ice Age [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
It is very very good film but not as good as star wars or madagascar 2 or spiderman 3.It is the same asfilms like Night at the musium 2 and fantastic four 1.Ice age is a great film for the hole famaliy and your freinds.To whatch on my sleepover party.
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