Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (U)

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Time Out rating:

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Time Out says

Tue Jun 30 2009

It makes a change to see a 3D animated kids’ film that doesn’t poke your eyes out with fancy effects just for the sake of it. In fact, some of the 3D elements in Blue Sky’s latest prehistoric critter circus are so subtle you may not notice them. What you won’t miss are the film’s exhilarating action sequences and electrifyingly vibrant palette.

Some dramatic changes are occurring in the lives of Manny the mammoth, Sid the sloth and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger. Manny is preoccupied with a pregnant partner, Diego’s lost his mojo and is having a midlife crisis, and lisping loser Sid… well, is it any wonder he doesn’t have a family of his own? Following a minor tiff, Sid wanders off, falls through the ice and discovers three dinosaur eggs which he adopts – until big mama Rex comes trundling into the frame. In a nod to ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, the rest unfolds in a Cretaceous underworld where Manny and Co – aided by a cocky new weasel character – attempt an audacious rescue.

Some have expressed displeasure at the design and voices of the leads. I disagree – but I do think Simon Pegg’s Artful Dodger-like weasel is a vocal cliché too far. Similarly, some of the anarchic, comical segues featuring Scrat the squirrel and a newfound love are beginning to feel overfamiliar. As with the two earlier films, it’s all a mite disorderly in tempo but often highly amusing and great fun in the main.
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U

UK release:

Wed Jul 1, 2009

Duration:

96 mins

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iva

just went to see this film with my 3.5year old - his first ever cinema experience. (i loved it and) he loved it but was scared throughout most of the film - it is a little bit dark and scary for the very little ones. it did say that it's for 4 years+ tho, but just wanted to mention this to other mums. he did love it overall and is now reacting the story with his little dinosaurs toys.

Thomas Noctor

Agreed people, usually I'm a horror junkie but this made me laugh as I love Sid! He's like Donkey but funnier, missed the last ten mins but from what I did see this is way better than part 2! And up there with part 1! Ice Age 4 has been announced, cant wait to see it!

Thomas Noctor

Agreed people, usually I'm a horror junkie but this made me laugh as I love Sid! He's like Donkey but funnier, missed the last ten mins but from what I did see this is way better than part 2! And up there with part 1! Ice Age 4 has been announced, cant wait to see it!

Kam

Brilliant film. My four year old son loved this film and kept on asking questions about it. My husband and I absolutely loved the film and would recommend it. I much prefer this film and ice age 1 & 2.

Kam

Brilliant film. My four year old son loved this film and kept on asking questions about it. My husband and I absolutely loved the film and would recommend it. I much prefer this film and ice age 1 & 2.

Daniell

Fantastic, they just get better. Humour for the children,and for the adults, a brilliant balance for all, laughed from beginning to end. Go see it!

Daniell

Fantastic, they just get better. Humour for the children,and for the adults, a brilliant balance for all, laughed from beginning to end. Go see it!

Maxine

The film was good, it made me laugh a few times but since when was a normal film classed as 3D, the carecters just looked more bubbley. I would recommend it but i wouldnt buy it on DVD. I expected better as the others where fab!!!!!

Russell

I was kinda wondering whether they would have gone to well one time too many with the thrid installment of ice age, but I needn't have worried. The storyline and the animation is still good, the vocal performances, with the possilbe exception of Simon Pegg, are still just the right side of schaltzy and the characters are now so well established that its all very engaging. It might not be quite as good as the two earlier films, but its a great film for the kids with enough knowing references and multi level jokes to keep the adults amused, well worth seeing.

jim

UTTER rubbish i havnt seen such a boring film in alll of the world of the history it was evan worse in 3D and there is no reason in the world why you should see this over rated piece of junk Jim 9

jim

UTTER rubbish i havnt seen such a boring film in alll of the world of the history it was evan worse in 3D and there is no reason in the world why you should see this over rated piece of junk Jim 9

hannah a

it was great.i loved the first 2 but this was by far the best....me and my family loved it!

hannah a

it was great.i loved the first 2 but this was by far the best....me and my family loved it!

braddley smith

utterly brilliant....you will not be dissapointed,me and my friends went to see it with our kids and we all laughed out loud,it was great!!!!!

braddley smith

utterly brilliant....you will not be dissapointed,me and my friends went to see it with our kids and we all laughed out loud,it was great!!!!!

jhon robinson

this film is absalutely brilliant,its great for the whole family.some poeple say its a waist of money but our family watched it and we all laugh so hard it hurt,go see and you will not be dissapointed!!!

jhon robinson

this film is absalutely brilliant,its great for the whole family.some poeple say its a waist of money but our family watched it and we all laugh so hard it hurt,go see and you will not be dissapointed!!!

tom

this film was such a dissapointment 3d was terrible and it wasnt even funny

Zoe Nickless

Absolutely hilarious, my friends and I have watched all 3 films and the third was not a disapointment! Wicked charectors, and funny moments made this film an absolute scream!

Peter

Having liked the 1st two, this was a big disappointment. Not very funny, and became quite dull very quickly. Should please the very young viewers but that's about it. The 3D was interesting, yet they didn't make much of it - it really felt like an afterthought. Save your money.

Jamie Smith

Very well done film. The 3-d feature was also first class, great action scenes, especially in 3-d! Went to see it last night, and contrast to popular belief usually with these sorts of films, was an absolute cracker for all ages. Just watch out for Rudy. ;)

Jamie Smith

Very well done film. The 3-d feature was also first class, great action scenes, especially in 3-d! Went to see it last night, and contrast to popular belief usually with these sorts of films, was an absolute cracker for all ages. Just watch out for Rudy. ;)