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:: Ice Age: Continental Drift

While at times during Ice Age: Continental Drift it seems like the filmmakers behind the series have lost control of their storyline this still ends up being an enjoyable watch that will be loved by both kids and adults alike. This time around sees Manny (voiced by Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) having some parental problems with their daughter, Peaches (Keke Palmer). Peaches feels she is old enough to her own thing while Manny still feels that she needs her parents around. Meanwhile poor old Sid (John Leguizamo) is having family issues of his own when his family stop by and dump him with the ‘burden’ that is Granny (Wanda Sykes).

All those problems however seem petty when Scrat’s (Chris Wedge) love for acorns starts a catastrophic shift of Earth that soon sees Manny, Sid, Granny and Diego (Denis Leary) stranded on an iceberg while Ellie is left to the save the lives of all the other creatures.

To add to the drama Manny, Sid, Granny and Diego soon find themselves upsetting Captain Gutt (Peter Dinklage) and his crew which includes Flynn (Nick Frost), Shira (Jennifer Lopez) and Raz (Rebel Wilson)

At times it feels like screenwriters Michael Berg and Jason Fuchs have lost their senses by bringing pirates into the Ice Age franchise. The story doesn’t fit comfortable with fans of the franchise yet the duo put so much heart into the script, and a healthy dose of thrills that at the end of the day it doesn’t seem to really matter. These screenwriters are so talented they also infuse some great lessons centred at teaching children to respect their parents in such a way that the message gets across loud and clear but never once seems preachy.

Ice Age: Continental Drift certainly isn’t the best film in this franchise but it is still an enjoyable watch.