Friday, July 10, 2009

Movie Review: Ice Age 3

We took the kids out to see a movie today. It's really hot, and we decided to take a break from the pool, though we might still go this evening - we don't yet know.

We saw Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. All things considered, it was a cute movie. I wouldn't list it on my top 10, but it wasn't bad. As Sid the Sloth, John Leguizamo really was the best returning character, and it was his "mothering" 3 dinosaur eggs that led to the adventure. However, the most entertaining character was that of Buck - the weasel guide who helps the adventurers on their trek through the dinosaur world. The part is voiced by Simon Pegg with a spirit and character that brings the weasel to life. Indeed the most entertaining moments of the film are with him in the front and center.

The movie is not one that you want to think about too much, a couple plot holes here and there and one or two modern culture references that are clearly thrown in as claptrap. But for a kid's movie, it's not too bad.

The Real-3D is completely unnecessary, and gave me a slight headache.

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