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Here we are again… on yet another adventure with Sid, Manny and Diego. They embark on yet another journey woven around the formation of continents. Adding to the list of sequels this year… Ice Age 4 adds to the list of this hugely popular franchise which has already enthralled audiences worldwide. With an added ensemble cast of new creatures, this introduces us to Manny’s teenage daughter, Shira…a female sabre tooth, Sid’s eccentric granny and Captain Gutt, who plays the main antagonist of this movie. The continental drift is initiated by Scrat’s hunt for acorn. The herd is separated. The trio meets pirates and in the end reunites with their family. 

  Though the movie is fun, filled with a lot of heart-tugging and beautiful moments, the animation is fantastic, the movie is extremely fast-paced. The producers must have thought again before releasing this movie in 3D because it is not worth it. The 3D effect adds unnecessary confusion to the already breathtaking scenes. The storytelling and the pace was much better in the previous movies where each character was developed properly. In this part, apart from Sid’s Granny,none of the personalities have been characterized in depth.      

Also, i really do not understand, this concept of “dumbing down“. People have been criticizing the movie because of the recreated theory of continental drift. I say.. why not?.. as filmmakers, directors have a right to present each theory in their own way… and as this movie is for the kids…why not present it in a way which is interesting as well as links to the story!!? Let the kids have some relief from their geography and physics lessons and let them have some fun… !! An entertaining movie… not as good as its predecessors but definitely will make the day for kids… 

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