The first time I saw the trailer of this movie I can't help but feel excited to watch it, I've been a big fan of this movie and I've watched it from the very first part. I super love scrat who never fails to make me hoot with laughter. :-) I totally recommend this movie to everyone, you should watch this with the whole family. I'm sure kids will love it too especially if you watch it via 3D. :-)
Back home, Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano) wants to keep teen daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer) away from the wrong crowd (voices include Drake and Nicki Minaj) by not letting her go anywhere. Helping her sneak away is mole pal Louis (Josh Gad) who is secretly crushin’ on her. Syd the sloth (John Leguizamo) gets saddled with his feisty Granny (Wanda Sykes) when the family dumps her on him.
When the continents start moving and cracking up, the gang is separated. Peaches and her loving mom Ellie (Queen Latifah) are left behind with the possum brothers and others while Manny, tiger Diego (Denis Leary) and Syd and Granny are stuck on an iceberg way out at sea. Manny vows to return to his family no matter what.
Also on a ship-like iceberg are Gut, a nasty Ape captain and his crew, among them, a rabbit, a huge elephant seal and a hot white tigress (Jennifer Lopez) which whom Diego falls in love. The battle to get home includes a huge whale, scary, critter-eating sea sirens and a whole “Braveheart-style” army of prehistoric chipmunks!
This new “Ice Age” tale has more action, more characters, a musical number, romance (for Diego) and looks great in 3-D. The continental destruction is pretty amazing. You get a story on two fronts; Manny and the iceberg castaways then Peaches and Ellie back home struggling to get to a meet-up point for a reunion with the Manny gang. There are tons of new characters which may be a little too much thrown atcha in one movie.
The voice actors do a great job. Little person Peter Dinklage (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) is amazing as the voice of evil Gut the ape. Nick Frost is super funny as the dim elephant seal and Jennifer Lopez is hot and feisty as Diego’s love Shira. Keke Palmer is relatable as teen Peaches. Wanda Sykes is hilarious as Granny.
Loveable Scrat has a whole storyline of his own throughout the movie and I love him most, but it adds more to the visual and storyheavy load. Maybe cut back on the other story arenas and have more Scrat!
Watch the trailer here: