At a glance
Ice Age (2002) is the first film of the successful Ice Age franchise; other three being Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012). This 3D animated comedy film series is about the adventures of prehistoric animals living and surviving in the Ice Age. According to 20th Century Fox, the fifth film would be released in July 2016.
Ice Age Trailer
Ice Age Synopsis
The adventure begins when Manny, a stubborn mammoth, begrudgingly teams up with Sid, a hapless sloth, to return an abandoned human baby to his family. To make it in time they must trust the tracking skills of Diego, a surly saber-toothed tiger with ulterior motives. Survival is the name of the game, but nature has a funny way of proving that even the most unlikely of mammals can learn to become a family. Or in some cases, a major animation studio.
Ice Age Review
This film will reveal to us how Manny, Sid and Diego meet each other but it is also precisely a story about three prehistoric animals and a baby. I find the whole thing very draggy and the only thing I liked about this film is Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel with acorn fetish (minor appearances) so watching this film certainly gave me a huge shock. *Strangely, I did not remember watching this as a child but totally did not expect Ice Age films started like this*
Fortunately, all the shortcomings have been compensated in the newer Ice Age films. Perhaps the production emphasized too much on visuals so it lacked big time in terms of storyline and characters. Can't wait for Ice Age 5!! ^^
Who will like this?
Prehistoric lovers and Ice Age fans.
Details of the movie
Director: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Producer: Lori Forte
Story: Michael J. Wilson,
Screenplay: Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman
Cinematography: Not sure.
Music: David Newman
Studio: Blue Sky Studios
Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States
Genre: Adventure Comedy Drama
Running time: 81 mins
Budget: USD 59,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 383,257,136 est.