- Title Ice Age
- Directors Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
- Year 2002
- Run time 1hr 21m
- Tagline They came, they thawed, they conquered
Join the coolest and most outrageously funny animated creatures of all time as they undertake an exciting, outlandish adventure! when they head south to avoid a bad case of global frostbite, a group of migrating misfit creatures embark on a hilarious quest to reunite a human baby with his tribe.
Title: Ice Age Director: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha Year: 2002 Run time: 1hr 21m
Somehow, the whole Ice Age thing passed me by. I like a good animation, particularly when it involves animals being cute and/or funny, but I hadn’t seen these chilly dudes. However, we watched a trailer for the fourth installment and thought that looked quite good, so figured it wouldn’t hurt to see where it all began.
1:54 - Oh my word. Somebody broke that. 4:05 - Is that thing a squirrel? 7:50 - “Don’t let them impale me!” 9:24 - Who knew dandelions were so tasty? 10:51 - Fun to see how not-so-good water animation used to be. 13:09 - “Isn’t there someone else you can annoy?” 19:18 - Oop, I see. The Jungle Book but with a mammoth. 22:38 - “I’m not fat, it’s all this fur. it makes me look poofy.” 27:18 - Scariest peekaboo ever. 31:07 - Sloth doing slo-mo running dance works for me. 32:50 - He fidgets like I do. 40:00 - I don’t so much like that prodding game! 40:40 - Stonehenge! 45:27 - Evolution of the sloth in front of his very (wide) eyes. 55:43 - Phew, that was a bit worrying! 58:12 - Lord of the Flame. Is that like Lord of the Dance? 1:03:47 - Maybe that’s how snowboarding was invented! 1:07:12 - “You know me, I’m too lazy to hold a grudge.” 1:13:27 - I don’t really get why the mammoth went the other way to everyone else, if he’s going south anyways.
Well, it’s gloriously short! I do love a short film but on the flip side, it seemed like we were a bit short-changed in value for money! I thought this was quite fun, although a lot of the time I was laughing at the block-headed men. They reminded me of the block-headed people in Tomb Raider 2, where the animation just isn’t good enough to keep up with the ambition. Anyway, some fun characters, a reasonable story, nothing spectacular but plenty of scope for more.
Rating: 3 / 5