Before I start this review – what’s up with the title? First it was supposed to be “ICE AGE 2”, then it became “ICE AGE: The Meltdown.” What happened to the “2”?
Anyway, the movie is the sequel to the 2002 hit and all the main characters are back: Sid the Sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo), Diego the saber toothed tiger (Dennis Leary) and Ray Romano is once again Manny the Mammoth. This time they have to save all of the animals on Earth because the Ice Age is ending and all the ice is melting and flooding the land.
Our trio meets-up with some new friends – two possums named Crash and Eddie and a lady mammoth named Ellie, who may become Manny’s girlfriend.
Meantime, Scrat is back as well. He’s still trying to get his hands on an acorn. His adventures are nicely inserted during the main story (until the surprise ending!).
“ICE AGE: The Meltdown” is full of exciting scenes and funny parts. It’s definately better than the first ICE AGE movie, and I liked that one a lot.
There are a few scary moments, which is why it’s rated PG. You moms and dads could be needed to hold the hands of the little ones during those scenes, but rest assured that everything works out o.k.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “ICE AGE: The Meltdown” gets a B+.