Friday, 12 May 2006

Movie Review : Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is a really good sequel to Ice Age.
It's a really cute, funny, family movie. Take the kids & watch it. No kids of your own? Take your sibling's kids or your cousins or the neighbour's kids. They would enjoy the movie thoroughly and this is likely to enrich your own experience. No one trusts you with their kids? Just enter a theatre. With the summer holidays on, you can be assured that at least half the audience comprises kids.

Take your parents if you like, they too will enjoy the movie. I saw office groups coming in together for some team bonding too.

Scrat has a larger role in this installment. He's still trying to get his acorn & his journey is even more painful than it was in Part 1. Scrat even reaches acorn paradise only to be rudely pulled away from it.

Manny (Ray Romano), Diego(Denis Leary) and Sid (John Leguizamo) have got down to a routine at the new settlement. But, the ice is melting with the possibility of the entire basin flooding and Fast Tony (Jay Leno), a prophet of doom, is trying his best to capitalise on it.

2 new villians. 2 new brats (possums......) and a female mammoth (Queen Latifah) to give Manny company. Only problem: She thinks she is a possum! Right down to hanging from a branch by her tail when sleeping.

Lots of jokes relate to Americanisms, but even someone not familiar with this has enough to enjoy. The fat jokes had the kids laughing the loudest. Each time the squirrel's acorn jumped out of reach, the audience groaned & then laughed collectively.

I'd like to write more about the jokes and story line, but that would spoil your experience of the movie. I'll just let you know that, there's a nice surprise waiting for Manny in the end.

So, definitely watch this movie, preferably in a group and even better if there are some kids around.

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