Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

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Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier (2009)

90min
U Certificate
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Our Score
In this entertaining third episode in the animated prehistoric comedy series, the computer-imaging techniques of Blue Sky Studios - once the underdog behind Pixar and DreamWorks - attain new subtleties of texture, scale and depth. Unfortunately, the story is a little thin, taking a cheeky historical liberty by creating a tropical lost world under the ice, where preserved dinosaurs lie in wait to snare young viewers. Ray Romano and Denis Leary are back as the voices of mammoth Manny and sabre-toothed tiger Diego, this time attempting to rescue Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) after he gets in trouble adopting three dinosaur eggs. This narrative decision feels commercially driven, and the jeopardy milked from it lacks continuity with the other, glacially inclined films. Thankfully, spectacle, including a terrific computer-game-mimicking pterodactyl chase and more high-wire larks from Scrat the sabre-toothed squirrel, is never far away. Buck, the Johnny Depp-modelled pirate weasel (voiced by Simon Pegg), brings welcome comic energy, but some may think the franchise is starting to wear thin.

Summary

Sid the sloth discovers three eggs - but when they hatch into dinosaurs, he struggles to keep them under control. The creatures' mother comes looking for her offspring and takes them and Sid to an underground world where the giant reptiles never became extinct. Sid's friends, aided by a crazed one-eyed weasel, head for this strange new land to rescue him. Animated adventure sequel, with the voices of John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Ray Romano and Simon Pegg.

Cast & Crew

Manny Ray Romano
Sid John Leguizamo
Diego Denis Leary
Crash Seann William Scott
Eddie Josh Peck
Ellie Queen Latifah
Scrat Chris Wedge
Buck Simon Pegg
Director Carlos Saldanha
Director Mike Thurmeier
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Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 26 Jun 2009

Comedy Childrens Drama

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