Friday Flicks: Will ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ Get Us Through the Heat Waves?


Ice Age: Continental Drift

In its own quiet, unassuming way, the Ice Age franchise has made it to a fourth installment. The studio has been churning them out for a decade (They save babies! They survive floods! They fight off dinosaurs!) and the latest edition – in 3-D of course – has your favorite charactersManny, Diego and Sid (voiced by Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo respectively) running into someseafaring pirates. Scrat the saber-toothed squirrel, as usual, is somehow to blame.

But is Ice Age: Continental Drift going to manage a tectonic shift in the opinion of the world’s film critics? The good news for 20th Century Fox is that the reviews are, relatively speaking, encouraging. “It’s familiar, drawn-out shtick, and the humor lacks the subtlety of the first and best Ice Age, but there are some visually inventive high points,” notes the The Hollywood Reporter

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