Jul 22, 2016

Ice Age: Collision Course – Review

Korie and her family were invited to a press event to view Ice Age Collision Course for free.  All opinions expressed here are her own.  Your experience may differ.

Not having seen any of the other Ice Age movies, I was a little worried about knowing parts about the story or characters and getting confused. However, this movie can definitely stand alone and no backstory is needed.

The movie, which I saw with my husband and 6-year-old son, starts off with Scrat in pursuit of an acorn. We saw it in 3D and it’s been a while since I saw something in 3D and let’s just say -- technology has changed! It was very cool and fun to watch and the opening sequence is funny, interesting and has really cool special effects.

My son loved the 3D glasses and special effects so if you are going to see this movie, I highly recommend seeing it in 3D.

The gist of the movie is, a giant meteor is headed toward Earth and Manny, Ellie, Sid, Diego and the rest of the gang are trying to stop it to save their lives.

The movie is thin on plot but does have some genuinely funny parts. Unfortunately, some of the humor is of the potty-mouth variety and there are some words used that I cringed at (no curse words, but some of the characters call each other stupid and such). There were also some parts of the movie that, as a mom, I’m not a huge fan of (the dinosaur dad is hard on his son, who is the black sheep of the family).

Most of it went over my son’s head, but he did mention in the car on the way home that the dinosaur dad needed to be kind to his son because he ended up being the smart one.

The special effects were neat, the animation was cool and the 3D made it a fun experience. It’s also action packed, fast-paced and my son wasn’t bored at all.

It definitely isn’t a movie we will purchase and there is no real lesson or moral takeaway, but all-in-all, it would be a decent movie to while away a few hours on a rainy summer day.

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