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History’s greatest heroes return for the most outrageously funny and entertaining Ice Age adventure in two million years. When Scrat’s acorn antics cause a cataclysmic crack-up, Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo) and Diego (Denis Leary) go where no herd has gone before – on a high-seas quest aboard a floating iceberg. But a menagerie of misfit pirates are determined to shiver their timbers and capsize their journey home. Join a boat-load of lovable new characters for original songs, spectacular animation and heartwarming family fun.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure to find his family, after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world, and learn why it is good to be part of a family herd, than being part of a group where one person leads and other follow.
The problem is that we have to sit through a dusty old plot involving Manny’s family problems. There some nonsense about his daughter Peaches’ friendship with a trustworthy possum and whether or not she will ditch him to go with the popular group. This subplot is as dull as it sounds. Who cares? This is a comedy, and it is best when it plays like a slapstick comedy. We perk up at the comic moments and we check our watches during the family drama.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes, Pirates PiP app, sing along and a ton of fun HD materials. The 1080p transfer is amazing, but the 3D transfer left a lot to be desired. The field of depth was really, really low. I expected more from a CG featured shot in 3D, but I didn’t get what I expected. It didn’t help that I was watching “Paranorman” right before starting this flick.
You also get a DVD and Digital Copy. Your kids will be impressed by the 2D and 3D versions, but that’s about it. I hate sounding so negative, but I was expecting a far greater display than what I received. But, I guess that’s on me for expecting something more than Scrat continues to do Scrat things. It’s still worth a purchase to parents of young kids.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!