The animated wooly mammoth (the voice of Ray Romano), saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) and sloth (John Leguizamo) take yet another lame journey in this fourth installment of the popular kiddie franchise. When the continents crack, Romano’s mammoth winds up on a floating piece of ice, far away from the wife and kid, and he spends the movie trying to get back to them. Along the way, he does battle with a stupid pirate monkey (Peter Dinklage) that sings the dumbest song you will hear this year. Because this is in 3-D, the film offers a lot of action sequences, and sacrifices a plot for a whole lot of “whoosh.” Parents are better off taking their kids to Brave twice than subjecting prepubescent eyes to this thing. I actually got tired of watching this due to all of the frantic 3-D movement. Sadly, I fear these lucrative movies are going to keep on coming.
Director: Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier
Producer: Lori Forte, John C. Donkin, Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha
Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Josh Peck, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Sykes, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Josh Gad, Keke Palmer, Nick Frost, Aziz Ansari, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Alan Tudyk, Ester Dean, Kunal Nayyar, Rebel Wilson, Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, Joy Behar, Alain Chabat and Heather Morris
Ice Age: Continental Drift