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Average review score based on 17 user reviews
This is one of my favorite movies. This is the kind of movie that you can watch over and over again and not get bored with it.
It has a great range of genres in it as well: humor, drama, adventure, and suspense all rolled into one.
The movie takes place during the Ice Age (hence the name of the movie) where a group of animals (a herd as they start calling themselves) is trying to bring a young human child to his father. The herd consists of 3 animals (plus the child), they are: Manny (mammoth), Sid (sloth), and Diego (sabre-tooth tiger).
This movie is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. It's a movie for kids of all ages.
This movie is excellent. Filled with all-star celebrity voices, it tells a tale of three pre-historic animals finding themselves unlikely partners in the returning of a human baby to it's "pack". The movie starts out with a squirrel chasing his acorn, very funny, and this aside continues all throughout the movie and ends with the same, in present day...thawing out of an ice block and chasing that same acorn, just hysterical! The group of three..an elephant, lion and sloth, are migrating and come across the baby. The sloth convinces them that it must be returned, and there starts the adventure. Through it all, these animals learn to trust and rely on each other despite their instinct to do otherwise. In the end, even the humans get this when the baby is finally returned. I love this movie for the underlying messages of trust, reliance and tolerance, and for the appeal that it has for children. The reason i bought this movie is because my 2 year old grandson was taken by a friend to see this in a theater, and it held his attention for the whole movie! He did not fidget or want to get up through the whole thing. Anyone ever having a two year old will know this is just about unheard of! He is now almost seven and Ice Age remains his favorite movie. I think that is probably the best recommendation i could give. If you have not seen this movie, you should!
This is a great film! It goes back to the Ice Age, where the main characters are animals, trying to avoid the Ice Age. But when a couple of them find a human baby lost, they go to the north to try and find the human pack, before the snow blows in! This is a great film for kids and adults, one voice over stars Ray Romano.
Ice Age is a hoot. The mastadon really looks like Ray Romano and the sabre tooth tiger is perfect. The sloth was purposefully annoying but he really has a heart underneath it all. The scene in the ice tunnel depicting the mastadon family on the wall was sad. The squirrel was a great touch. It was great to see the eventual understanding between the mastadon and the father of the baby at the end. Good show, great for the family.
I have the VHS, DVD and D-VHS (digital theater) versions of this movie. The VHS version has roughly the same 220 or so lines of resolution. The DVD of course is much better quality at 400. The Digital Theater (D-VHS) VHS at 1080i is the best for sure and was way ahead of it's time, coming out years before Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. Unfortunately, D-VHS never caught on and is now out of production (since 2005). Movies are no longer available through JVC's Digital Theater website but are listed on Amazon, Half, eBay, and other sites as well.
I do not have a Sony Blu-Ray machine, but I believe that this movie is also out in that format as well. You would have a similar viewing experience watching it in Blu-Ray HD as you would with D-VHS.