Ice Age: Collision Course movie full length review - Dear Lord will the Ice Age franchise never melt down?
I honestly can't remember the last time I felt this disappointingly angry from an animated movie, and I am afraid to say that this is not only the worst movie of the franchise but possibly one of the worst animated movies ever made.
Now please don't me wrong I love animation and I'm not the kind of person who gives a flying toss about that old (not to mention stupid) prejudice where animated movies are only meant for children. If I may speak out I'd say that for the past years we've had quite many good animated movies that even adults and many different ages has praised for, but I can understand that some people will likely be flabbergasted when they see a movie like Ice Age Collision Course.
I didn't have much expectations to see how this would have turned out, but seeing the trailers I already knew that this wasn't going to get anywhere to be a masterpiece or even a modern classic. Ice Age 5 is in my opinion basically the same kind of movie like its predecessors, in other words nothing new or anything interesting happens in this movie and that's pretty baffling to me. After 4 movies why couldn't they learn the mistakes from the previous movies? Now the first one wasn't so bad but not necessarily my favorite movie ever but still pretty good, while a certain thing I did not like from the first movie was how some of the characters were pretty unlikeable but later learned to be accepting each other. But in this movie the main characters are still being unlikeable jerks to each other, like for example everyone likes to ignore Sid, Manny being an overprotective father like the previous movie and many disgraceful humor which is something I really getting tired to witness in every Ice Age movie.
As for Scrat, I'm starting to think that his scenes are not only getting more tiresome but are representing filler just for the sake to entertain the young children. I'm not against slapstick humor but I'd rather be watching the original Looney Tunes shorts instead of this forced and unimpressed humor.
Another problem I had with this movie is that it doesn't seem to care about continuity anymore, like for example whatever happened to Peaches's little nice best friend Louis the Molehog? Remember him? Of course not because they had to ditch him for no reason (albeit he did have a cameo) and the sad thing is that he was the only likable and smart person in the fourth movie. And where the heck are the humans? Remember them from the first movie? It feels really weird to know that they no longer exist in this franchise when clearly they were one of the important keys on that movie.
Like I said before, nothing new happens in this movie well maybe one thing (more about that later). But since this movie is so darn repetitive I believe one could simply sum up this and future Ice Age movies (God forbid they will happen) in short ways to know what to expect: First pointless Scart humor, some friends/family issues, then something bad happens and everyone freaks out, they try to find a new place to live or save someone, more annoying Scart humor, coming in trouble but saves afterwards, a minor conflict with forgettable one-time villains, everyone is saved and can live happy, then some more Scrat humor where he seems to finally get his acorn but messes up and screams obnoxiously.
The only new thing that happened in this movie would probably be the character Brook, not only was she a pretty rushed and not very interesting character but her return at the end of the movie (I'd hate to sound like a heartless person but it was very cheesy) was basically a dumb Deux Ex Machina. I mean come on not even a Disney movie would stoop such low to make people happy at the end (ok maybe one movie but at least it wasn't cheesy but much well crafted). The only redeeming quality would be the animation which is admittedly pretty top-notch but that doesn't save the awfulness of the movie.
Plus I know one thing people who thought this would be a bad movie told that the franchise is just getting weirder and weirder such as things that hasn't even been invented yet, well I'm afraid they right. They even put modern songs that never happened before in the franchise (ok maybe some few ones but the real ones wouldn't show up unexpectedly just like that) which was just ridiculous. The Ice Age franchise has really been jumping the shark on this one, which is why I won't be giving a chance to see if they make a 6th Ice Age movie. Just when Blue Sky Studios had to give us a well done movie like Peanuts it had to be another Ice Age movie. Although it may not be the most worst movie I've seen in my life but it is still worse than ridiculous. I recommend you to see Zootopia/Zootropolis or Kung Fu Panda 3 instead, and I bet Finding Dory (which I haven't seen yet but want to) will be a much better movie than this.