Movie: Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift
Watching Ice Age 4 Movie Was Another Milestone For Our 2 Year Old Son
It was just last week when we had our son’s first movie cinema. Though he was a little startled when we went inside the dark and loud theater at first and fell asleep minutes before the movie ended, I know that he enjoyed watching Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.
Last Thursday, June 28, was the premiere of our another most awaited cartoon/animation movie, Ice Age 4 here in Dubai, UAE. The trailer we have watched during Madagascar was so effective and that enticed us to watch the full movie, which we did. 🙂
We first secured two tickets to avoid any problem, since it was end of the week and end of the month, most of the people were out and most were queuing to movie houses like us. The movie had to start at 9. We had our dinner first. Had some little toy “clawing” at Mercato mall’s Fun City and went back to cinema.
This time, when we entered the movie room, it was as if, our son knows already what it was. I told my wife and she agreed that our son is now loving it. But I am hoping though this will not turn into a movie addiction because by the time he reaches 3, he’s no longer free and we will need to pay additional Dhs 35/- then, which is going to be a bit heavy. LOL! For now, he is still enjoying it for free.
From that first scene, where this funny, big-eyed, little squirrel smashed its acorn nut into the frozen ground, the three of us and the rest inside the movie room couldn’t stop laughing. From time to time also, both my wife and I tried to squeeze some trivia chat with our son like telling him that the giant elephant-like named Manny is not an elephant at all but an extinct mammal called mammoth. We know he cannot absorbed all those kind of stuff but somehow, some part of it is now being stored in his thoughts.
The movie focuses about the importance of family bond, that no matter what happens, your family should always be the first in your thoughts and in your heart. This was shown when Manny courageously fought the antagonist Gigantopithecus, hostile ape named Gutt just to rescue and defend his family and the rest of the herd from captivity.
The romantic scenes between Shira (voiced by Jennifer Lopez) and Diego, both tiger-like smilodons, added attraction to the movie. But Sid’s, the sloth comic never failed to give us big laughs. The one of the additional characters, Sid’s Granny also added the film’s comedy.
This film’s Box Office didn’t turn out well in its first few weeks but if I may rate it again with my usual rating scheme 1 to 10 and 10 as the highest? I’m giving it 15. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Why? Because our son finished the entire movie, without sleeping in the end part, meaning he really enjoyed watching it, which was a milestone for him also.
To those who haven’t watched it yet, I may have spoiled you a bit, (excuse me for that) but it is worth watching for, especially with your kids.
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