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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

[7.00/10] Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)


Ice Age:
Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)


With so many animated movies flooding the market these days, it becomes quite hard to come up with new ideas. Talking animals certainly isn't one, but if the characters have enough history and emotion, it really doesn't matter. "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" really profits from a slightly new approach to the material, which includes some very obvious parodies. The amount of comedy in this film exceeds any other animated flick this year, and it is a hilarious watch. The films humour is at a neutral level at first, but enters into craziness when the gang encounter Buck. Simon Pegg is an excellent voice for the deranged weasel, and does an amazing job. The lack of Sid in the movie does decrease the humour slightly, but Buck is now one of the funniest characters in animated history. Then we have the dinosaurs, who are, of course, extremely evil and always hunt down the main characters. The baby dinosaurs are very cute and hilarious, and Manny and Ellie's little baby, Peaches, is adorable! And the scenes involving Scrat and his new girlfriend are just as funny as they have always been. Noticeable improvements in the film's animation are clear when compared to the first two Ice Age movies. The fur effects have improved, as has the overall quality of the animations look. The backgrounds still retain the same soft, beautiful look the first two movies had, and the film is an even more enjoyable watch in 3D. m"Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" is entertaining and enjoyable, but certainly not the best animated movie of the year. Still it is a good 90 minute time filler, and those who enjoyed the previous Ice Age films, will definitely also like this one.

  • My Rating: 7.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 45% (5.4/10)
  • IMDb: 7.1/10

4 comments:

DEZMOND said...

Scrat is probably the best animated character ever invented :) He gained worldwide popularity without even uttering a single word in his successful career :)

Jaccstev said...

This was an unabashed, simply enjoyable "family" film. But I think the first film is still the best from the trilogy.

nebular said...

Well, I think Scrat is commercially likable and he knows it :) My favorite animated character was Edna "E" Mode from The Incredibles! Although she was a minor character in the movie I thought she was the coolest and funniest animated character ever! I simply adore her! Donkey from Shrek is also one of my favorites.. this donkey is insanely funny!

nebular said...

It was definitely better than The Meltdown, but not on par with the original. The dinosaurs were those who saved the movie form being mediocre. Thanks for the comment.