When I was asked if I’d consider reviewing the newest Ice Age movie, I didn’t hesitate to say yes! I know just how dino-crazy my girls are at the moment so I figured they’d enjoy this. And I was right!
The sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbusters “Ice Age” and “Ice Age: The Meldown” are back, on an incredible adventure…for the ages. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while, maybe, finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth, Sid the sloth gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs; and Diego the saber-toothed tiger wonders if he’s growing too “soft” hanging with his pals. On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora and fauna run amuck – and meet a relentless, one-eyed, dino-hunting weasel named Buck.
Just released last Tuesday, Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is fun for the whole family. We haven’t watched the previous movies, but that didn’t make this one any less enjoyable. The romantical relationship between Scrat and his new girl, Scratte, is adorable and drew us in immediately, but the real action began when Sid’s dinosaur eggs cracked and out came three lively baby T-Rexes. I won’t give any more of the story away, but it kept my daughters on the edge of their seats for the full 94 minutes the movie lasted.
With voices by Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo, and Denis Leary, Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is available now at retailers nationwide, and online at Amazon.com for only $14.99. I thought my girls were too young when Ice Age 1 and 2 came out, but I’ve now added them to my Netflix queue for sure! I could totally see us having an Ice Age marathon one wintry day.
Speaking of the previous installments… I have an Ice Age Trilogy to give away to one Riding With No Hands reader! This will be a wonderful holiday gift for a lucky Ice Age fan. Comprised of 3 Blu-Ray DVDs, this prize is valued at approximately $70. You can also find the 3-disc set for sale on Amazon.
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Can’t get enough Ice Age? Visit the movie’s website for fun games and downloads. Watch this cute music video, sung by Queen Latifah. I can’t get the song out of my head, but that’s not a bad thing!
Come on, sing it with me – “Open the door, get on the floor! Everybody walk the dinosaur!”
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