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Holy Crab! What a Great Movie!

Holy Crab! What a Great Movie!

Holy Crab! What a Great Movie!

Want a film to take your younger kids to? This fourth installment in the "Ice Age" films delivers what I think your youngest kids will truly enjoy (5-10). It really makes great use of 3D technology with characters zooming towards us and away from us throughout the entire film. We are charmed by many of the same characters from the previous films - Manny the Mommoth voiced by Ray Romano, Sid the Sloth by John Leguizano and Diego the saber-toothed tiger by Denis Leary. This crew is joined by a new host of characters including Manny's wife played by Queen Latifah, their daughter played by the adorable Keke Palmer, Granny voiced by Wanda Sykesand and more. One of our youth critics, julianna Noone (age 12) thought rated this film 5 out of 5 stars because "it is funny, well written and has a great message for the audience." Her full review is below.

Ice Age: Continental Drift by Julianna Noone (age12)
(full video review here) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpVEDPtEpsk
HOLY CRAB! What a great movie! Ice Age: Continental Drift really kicks some pirate booty. This fantastic film is about a group of different families that come together to form their own herd and together they overcome obstacles to stay together.Once again, Manny (voiced by Ray Romano), Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo) and Diego (voiced by Dennis Leary) set off on another wild adventure caused by Scratâ(TM)s continued chase of that elusive acorn. Along the way, they overcome pirates, sirens and many other life and death obstacles. While I love all the characters and they are voiced by a terrific and funny set of actors, my favorite character is Granny (voiced by Wanda Sykes), who is a new addition to the cast. Granny is so hilarious and a little zany and crazy. Everyone thinks Granny has an imaginary friend, but as the movie goes along, we find out that the friend is not so imaginary. It's a very precious moment in the movie. My favorite scene is when Manny, Sid, Diego and Granny are having hallucinations that are unique to each of them. Sidâ is is about a female sloth; Diego sees Shira, a female pirate and also a saber tooth; Granny sees a muscular sloth and finally Manny sees his wife Ellie (voiced by Queen Latifah), who says to him âManny, you were right, youâ(TM)re always rightâ?. Manny hears that and he snaps out of his hallucination because he knows that Ellie would never say that to him. It's such a funny moment in the film, but also saves them all from dying. The music is very catchy and fits the movie well. My favorite song is at the very end, because it's about family and it is an adorable song. The animation is so well done that the characters appear lifelike as you can see the details in the sheen of their fur and the muscle movements. Also, the 3D is well placed and not overdone, so it doesn't take over the film. Well done.I rate this film 5 out of 5 stars as it is funny, well written and has a great message for the audience. It is a perfect movie for everyone in your herd. This is a review by Julianna Noone reporting for KIDS FIRST! Always remember, stick with your herd because they always have your back, no matter what.

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