Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the third movie in the Ice Age franchise, an animated comedy series that follows a group of prehistoric friends on an assortment of adventures. Following the events of Ice Age: The Meltdown, Dawn of the Dinosaurs sees our team exploring a brand new world full of towering dinosaurs.
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The Film Review
Part rescue-mission, part family drama, and all parts humorous, this sequel takes things to colorful new places with plenty of fun to spare. Voiced by an excellent cast of hilarious actors and actresses, Dawn of the Dinosaurs will send viewers on a charming prehistoric adventure.
Taking place some time after Ice Age: The Meltdown (read our review), our story begins with the familiar faces of our misfit mammal herd excited for the arrival of the new mammoth baby.
Parented by mammoths Manny (voiced by Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah), the new addition to the herd is expected very soon. However, this beginning of a family causes some dispersion among the herd, with Diego the Tiger (voiced by Denis Leary) deciding to embark on his own quest. This sends Sid the Sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo) feeling very lonely, leading him to steal some unidentified eggs found deep beneath the ice.
Like the other Ice Age movies, these curious beginnings spell for another exciting adventure for our memorable cast of prehistoric pals. Sid’s stolen eggs eventually lead to a previously undiscovered world, injecting both a tropical environment and the danger of dinosaurs into the story.
The CGI visuals are as vibrant and enjoyable as always, but with a renewed sense of scale. Filled with new perils and huge new foes, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a huge leap in imagination for the Ice Age franchise.
As with most sequels, Dawn of the Dinosaurs introduces a handful of new characters, but most of them are non-speaking dinos that add to both the action and comedy. However, the crew encounters an unexpected guide during their voyage, a crazed yet hardened weasel named Buck (voiced by Simon Pegg).
Buck is a great addition to the team, and his MacGyver-like survival abilities come in handy as the story progresses. Dawn of the Dinosaurs also features fan-favorite side character Scrat the Squirrel, who quickly finds a new treasure to chase instead of his beloved acorn.
While Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs places our cast of characters in a completely new environment with fresh dangers, it still feels true to the Ice Age brand. A great mixture of slap-stick comedy and meaningful moral messages makes it a wholesome comedy, and one that’s appropriate for the entire family.
Dawn of the Dinosaurs is packed with imaginative scenes, fun action, and some very charming characters. Although the franchise might be running out of steam, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs still manages to be a heartfelt and enjoyable adventure.
- A bright and vibrant new locale spices up the visuals
- Great new characters
- Exciting action with imaginative ends
- Some characters and jokes are losing their effectiveness
- Story is a bit predictable