Ice Age: Dawn of the DinosaursJuly 1, 2009
When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 7.0/10 (60,614 voted)
Critic's Score: 50/100
Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary
After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently.
Writers: Peter Ackerman, Michael Berg
Madison (Diatryma Girl)
Adult Molehog Male
Beaver Kid #2
The sub-zero heroes are back, on an incredible adventure… for the ages.
Release Date: 1 July 2009
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $41,690,382
(5 July 2009)
(10 December 2011)
Did You Know?
The last movie John Leguizamo was in involving dinosaurs was _Super Mario Brothers (1993)_. Ironically both films involved dinosaurs surviving after their extinction in a "hidden" world and both featured the song 'Walk the Dinosaur'.
While Crash, Eddie and Buck were on their way to save Sid, Buck says "roger" but Crash and Eddie couldn't understand the correct meaning. However, in
Ice Age: The Meltdown Crash and Eddie used the term "roger" with correct meaning while they were checking the perimeter for Ellie.
I'm too young to be eaten!
Stays true to the franchise
I saw this film in an advanced screening on Father's Day.
I was really impressed by the film. A problem that many sequels run
into is that they rely too heavily on the name of the franchise and
hope it will blind the audience into liking a mediocre film. This film
didn't have that. It truly stayed true to the characters and themes we
have grown to love in the Ice Age franchise.
In this instalment, Manny and Ellie's child is on the way. Manny has a
tough time and is nervous about becoming a father. Ellie, on the other
hand, is very excited and feels ready.
Diego worries he is going 'soft', and struggles with his desire to be a
strong, intimidating tiger once again.
Upon being around so much 'baby excitement', Sid feels like he wants
some kids. His wish is granted when he stumbles upon three eggs, which
hatch and are revealed to be dinosaur eggs. Thus, our adventure begins.
Needless to say, most of the key characters have inner struggles that
they are dealing with. The film also introduces a new character, a
crazy cool weasel named Buck. After the film, my boyfriend told me Buck
reminded him of Jack Sparrow from the acclaimed 'Pirates of the
Caribbean' franchise. I see the resemblance, as Buck is a little on the
wild side and has a hunger for adventure.
The animation was beautiful. With each film in the series, the
animation gets better. The scenery and colors were great, and the
characters were well done as well.
A lot of people seem to have an issue with the dinosaurs. They claim it
isn't realistic. My only argument against that is, "Do you think the
first two were all that realistic?" if you see this film, you just need
to let your imagination stretch a bit. Accept that there are dinosaurs
in it, and you'll love it. Don't get hung up on the fact that dinosaurs
were long gone before the Ice Age.
The film moves at a fast pace and has many laughs along the way. It's a
great adventure and I really think it will be popular when it hits
theaters. The script was pretty good, the soundtrack was excellent, and
I really can't pin point anything that is extremely wrong with this
movie. It stands well on its own, so newcomers will be able to enjoy it
easily, all while keeping the same spirit of the first two, which is
sure to please fans from day one.