I didn’t know what to expect when I watched the first Ice Age. But I was entertained by this quirky little adventure which follows a sloth, a mammoth, and a sabertooth tiger. Not really a natural herd by any means, but it worked for them. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown follows the same formula as the first and like any sequel it bumps it up a notch and adds some more quirky characters, this time with a female mammoth, and two possum, making the herd even more unusual, but again it worked and the movie was entertaining. With two successful movie, it only makes sense for Blue Sky Studio to want to release another installation. So here comes Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Sid being Sid, decide that he is going to become the mother of three unhatched eggs that he found and brought back home. What he mistakenly assess is that the mother of those eggs is still alive and is now looking for them. When she finds him and her now hatched eggs, she sweeps the babies up along with an unwilling Sid and carries them to her home, an underground world full of dinosaurs. Now Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must now go into this new world after the mother to save Sid once again.
Dawn of the Dinosaurs follows the same formula as the two previous movies, you have an adventure where the group must get from point A to point B, this time with the help of a weasel which have been living amongst the dinosaurs, but the script is absolutely horrible. I found myself time and time again during the movie, just wondering why I was watching something so terrible. I really can’t put my finger on the exact thing. I just found that everything the characters did was just stupid and had no motivation in doing them, even for a kids movie. The build-up was one of the most idiotic I had ever seen.
This movie is plain bad. The script and directing was terrible, and that’s bad since they follow the same formula as the previous two movies which were widely successful.
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs gets a 1.5 out of 5.