Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths.... (Full plot summary below)
Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths.
Review & Comments
Leave your thoughts about Ice Age: The Meltdown.
Entertainment Weekly - 8/10 by Lisa SchwarzbaumIce Age: The Meltdown blithely looks on the bright side of life, amassing a screen full of vultures to sing and dance ''Food Glorious Food'' and daring us not to get happy.
TV Guide Magazine - 8/10 by Maitland McDonaghThe series' breakout star remains Scrat (Chris Wedge), a scrawny, speechless rat-squirrel thing trapped in a Sisyphean quest for acorns, and while kids' movies generally could do with fewer scatological gags (the target audience for poo and pee humor needs no encouragement), writers Peter Gaulke and Jim Hecht managed to come up with a (relatively) sophisticated one.
New York Post - 8/10 by Lou LumenickThe rare sequel that is better than the original.
Philadelphia Inquirer - 8/10 by Carrie RickeyWhile it lacks the heart and hipness of the similar-themed Pixar odysseys, The Meltdown has the physical humor of slapstick comedy.
Charlotte Observer - 8/10 by Lawrence ToppmanThe mediocre original, hampered by a saccharine plot and unconvincing reversals of character, earned lots of money but few plaudits. Now comes Ice Age: The Meltdown, a sequel with more humor, topicality, intelligence and appeal.
Chicago Tribune - 8/10 by Michael WilmingtonThis "Ice Age" is still a good movie (especially for kids) with top-of-the-tech CGI.
Christian Science Monitor - 8/10 by Peter RainerSo many movies these days are being linked, often quite tenuously, to current politics. Let this new film be no exception. I am happy to say that Ice Age: The Meltdown points up for toddlers the dangers of global warming.
L.A. Weekly - 7/10 by Ella TaylorThe movie still retains the goofy charm, stylish visuals and attention to character of its fine 2002 predecessor. Queen Latifah is a warm and plummy new presence as a voluptuous lady mammoth whose only drawback is that she was raised by possums and thinks she's one herself.
The Hollywood Reporter - 7/10 by Luke SaderRaucously fun, fluid follow-up with ecological message.
Variety - 6/10 by Todd McCarthyA tad crasser and pushier than its predecessor, Ice Age: The Meltdown is still an entirely serviceable follow-up to the 2002 hit that will thoroughly amuse kids and get a rise or two out of parents as well.