Saturday, January 13, 2007

Review - Ice Age 2

Ice Age 2 is just one of the many animated movies to surface this year, they often gross large amounts at the box office and have turned into very fixtures in the cinema. Ice Age 2 is an enjoyable ride though, it features lots of interesting characters, slapstick humour and packing in cute as anything animation.

Ice Age 2 is set in the antartic no prizes for guessing that, it starts of with a saber toothed squirrel frantically trying to keep hold of his acorn, which is about as big as him. Throughout the movie we cut back to see how the squirrel is doing usually hes not doing very well. The rest of the story follows the inhabitants of the valley and their journey as they travel to find a raft which will save them from the impending collapse of the ice wall in the valley. This ice wall which stops the valley from flooding with water.

I don't normally watch a lot of animated movies but this was great, the 3 main characters are funny as are the support characters including Ellie the wooly mammoth who believes she is a possum. She hangs in a tree by her tail at night which is obviously impossible but quite amusing to see. The movie looks great too, the computer animated graphics are not overdone and really nicely stylized.

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