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ICE AGE

When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I couldnít wait to see it.
Sadly, I had already heard pretty bad things about Ice Age by the time I ended up seeing it.
On the upside, that only made me enjoy it more than I figured I would.

The problem with Ice Age isnít the story, and itís not the cast, a nice mix of Ray Romano as a woolly mammoth, Denis Leary as a saber-tooth tiger, and John Leguizamo as a sloth. They were great actually, even though none of them was the coolest character, a persistent rat/squirrel hybrid thing whose only dialogue is the constant shrieks of terror and frustration as his prized possession keeps slipping away.
No the problem with Ice Age is that as an audience, we are getting more and more sophisticated and we now demand flawless animation.
Unfortunately, compared to SHREK and MONSTERíS INC, Ice Age is a distant third in visual quality. Well, actually, itís a distant third in all categories, but the visuals stand out the most. Or maybe I should say, the least.
Thatís not to say thereís not some nice visuals, especially a fun ďice slideĒ scene, but the bad outweighs the good.
Sticking out like a sore thumb are the humans.
Eek. Those are some ugly humans.
The baby, of course, is adorable, but thatís to be expected, but the grown ups...
Eek.

All that being said, I still think Ice Age is an OK flick, and Iím sure the kids will eat it up.
Itís us adults who wonít really be taken in.

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