Movie review: 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'

“Ice Age: Continental Drift,” the fourth in the computer-animated film series, is quick and snappy, despite casting more famous voice actors than ever.
Oklahoman Published: July 13, 2012

Gutt, voiced by Peter Dinklage, leads his crew in a lusty sea chantey.

“In a world that's going under, you must learn to plunder,” Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) croons. He's helped by his own tiger sidekick, voiced by Lopez.

The castaways plot to foil the pirates, with the help of a gag borrowed from “Open Season.” And back on drifting land, we get a couple of life lessons in which the kid mammoth Peaches (Palmer) learns that “cool kids” who want you to abandon your old friends aren't cool. And every so often, Scrat has another frustrating encounter with that elusive acorn.

Sykes' Granny may mutter “All this sweetness is gonna rot my teeth,” but it all goes by so quickly that even text-checking parents won't mind.

The animation is better than ever (check out the photo-real water and ice). The 3-D sight gags (jabs through the screen, and drool dropping off it) work. No, it's not “Rio,” Blue Sky's best effort to date. But they've steadily raised the bar on the look of these films, if not the science lessons in the script.

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel



MOVIE REVIEW

‘Ice Age: Continental Drift'

PG1:342{+1}/{-2} stars

Starring the voices of: Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo. (Mild rude humor and action/peril)

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