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Ice Age - Collision Course - Go Extinct Already

Ice Age was never especially great, but this is the worst of them.

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The original Ice Age was the first film I ever saw at the cinema. I was five. I am now eighteen. This needs to stop.

I remember a bit of the original. But holy crap is this getting out of hand. I keep forgetting this series exist.

Hey I'm sure it isn't that fun for the people making the films either. They're being railroaded into doing what their bosses know will make the dough. And you just know that there will be more. Oh yes, and you may be forced to watch them as part of your job too. Almost a regular cycle of pain, like a less frequent, less ouchy period. Its a vicious cycle where the only true beneficiaries are the publishers and the overseas public. Oh and some other outliers perhaps. But creator and critic must endure the omnipotent will of the machine.
Do they all die in the end? I kind of hope the film can stick to that area of realism, just to have some closure at least.

Wow, you really hate all movies, don't you Matt? :p

I've seen all Ice Age movies, and honestly, they should have stopped after the second one. The third one just fell flat, and the forth one was just...there. Like they weren't even trying anymore. I figured they would stop after that, but apparently not. It pains me to say this, but I'm betting this review is spot-on.

Oh Dreamworks, why am I not surprised to see your band caught in the cookie jar again. I understand beating series into the ground is something you do, but maybe it's time to give it up. Remember what happened with Shrek? Or the Madagascar movies? Remember, more means less people like it. I know you enjoy your money from your big series and all, but at some point you need to realize more is only a bad thing.

EDIT: My mistake on assuming Dreamworks were behind this, though I stand by my statements, just replace Dreamworks with Blue Sky. Though I also stand by my statements about Dreamworks doing this as well, they've beaten their franchises to the dirt a few too many times at this point.

Fucking hell, how is this series still going. There are almost as many of these mediocre movies as there are fucking Star Wars movies.

No...seriously...which moronic studio exec heard this pitch and was like "Does the world need another Ice Age movie? The answer to that, my friends, is an emphatic YES!"

But hey, how else is Ray Ramano going to get a pay check? Everybody's gotta eat...

I don't think I've ever actually seen any of these movies, but I find myself rather confused as to how depopulating the Earth would destroy the universe. While solar system geocentricism has been disproven, universal geocentricism hasn't (though it's pretty much a given); but even allowing for that, how is one depopulation going to destroy everything?

At any rate, we should be glad at least, that it's not as excessive as the Land Before Time series.

Oh crap, wait, no, that's not a challenge!

klaynexas3:
Oh Dreamworks, why am I not surprised to see your band caught in the cookie jar again. I understand beating series into the ground is something you do, but maybe it's time to give it up. Remember what happened with Shrek? Or the Madagascar movies? Remember, more means less people like it. I know you enjoy your money from your big series and all, but at some point you need to realize more is only a bad thing.

DreamWorks? I thought these are from 20th Century Fox.
But are the other characters, like, still aware of Scrat's existence at this point? You'd think that when something catastrophic happens to them, Manny, Sid, and Diego would go, "Dammit, Scrat! Not again!"

5 Ice Age movies, and only 1 Zootopia movie.

Thanks Obama! This is why we can't have nice things!

Silentpony:
5 Ice Age movies, and only 1 Zootopia movie.

Thanks Obama! This is why we can't have nice things!

Don't worry, after the success of Zootopia I'm sure they'll begin churning out sequels of rapidly declining quality until everything you liked from the original is a distant memory.

The first one was okay. Second one was somewhat enjoyable but unnecessary. I don't even remember the third one other than Denis Leary seemed to be enjoying himself.

Ah well. They managed to pump out at least four stupid Chipmunk movies so I'm not surprised that this one has a... is this the fourth or fifth. I don't even know anymore

klaynexas3:
Oh Dreamworks, why am I not surprised to see your band caught in the cookie jar again. I understand beating series into the ground is something you do, but maybe it's time to give it up. Remember what happened with Shrek? Or the Madagascar movies? Remember, more means less people like it. I know you enjoy your money from your big series and all, but at some point you need to realize more is only a bad thing.

I don't think Dreamworks makes the Ice Age movies. I'm pretty sure Blue Sky Studios makes them.

OT: I'm not at all surprised to see this movie doing poorly with critics. The trailer didn't even look that funny (at least not to me), but there were plenty of moments in that trailer that made me cringe. Even Scrat's scenes are only able to, maybe, get a very slight chuckle out of me now.

Marter:
Ice Age was never especially great,

But I like the first one. :(

09philj:
The original Ice Age was the first film I ever saw at the cinema. I was five. I am now eighteen. This needs to stop.

I'm hoping you had a better experience than my first film in the cinema (that I can recall at least), which was Aladdin. Not a good start when I hid under my seat because I was terrified of the giant tiger thing that popped up.

...shadup, I would have been 2-3 at the time. :(

klaynexas3:
Oh Dreamworks, why am I not surprised to see your band caught in the cookie jar again.

Ice Age is made by Blue Sky, not DreamWorks.

Recusant:
At any rate, we should be glad at least, that it's not as excessive as the Land Before Time series.

Oh crap, wait, no, that's not a challenge!

Shared universe, anyone? That would be, what, between 15 and 20 films? 0_0

I didn't even know that a fourth one existed, never mind a fifth. The first wasn't great, the second was shite, as was the third and I cannot fathom how they are still making money.

Marter:
Ice Age - Collision Course - Go Extinct Already

Ice Age was never especially great, but this is the worst of them.

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Oh Christ; have they actually done five of them?

Guess it's not as bad as 'The Land Before Time', which up to... I dunno, twenty now?

Xsjadoblayde:
Hey I'm sure it isn't that fun for the people making the films either. They're being railroaded into doing what their bosses know will make the dough. And you just know that there will be more. Oh yes, and you may be forced to watch them as part of your job too. Almost a regular cycle of pain, like a less frequent, less ouchy period. Its a vicious cycle where the only true beneficiaries are the publishers and the overseas public. Oh and some other outliers perhaps. But creator and critic must endure the omnipotent will of the machine.
Do they all die in the end? I kind of hope the film can stick to that area of realism, just to have some closure at least.

If they do they probably have a way to bring them back through genetic dna cloning and then we get a "We're Back" situation.

Cap'nPipsqueak:

Marter:
Ice Age - Collision Course - Go Extinct Already

Ice Age was never especially great, but this is the worst of them.

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Oh Christ; have they actually done five of them?

Guess it's not as bad as 'The Land Before Time', which up to... I dunno, twenty now?

Nope, only 14!

Deathfish15:
Nope, only 14!

"Only" is never a good word to put into that sentence. Not for a movie series!
I didn't mind the first. I thought it was good fun and probably holds up on nowadays. But jesus... This series needs to be put...
*puts on sunglasses*
... on ice

I suppose if it keeps the attentions of their bawling spawn occupied, parents will be happy to fork over $14 for 90 minutes.

(I am still bitter about the parents who brought their 3 year olds in to see Deadpool)

Its a huge shame blue sky still have only ever made two great movies, the original ice age and robots. Both are utterly fantastic and still hold up incredibly well, especially robots, god I love that fucking movie.

But yeah just like the shrek franchise and many pixar films now it seems these studios inevitably end up making pointless sequel after pointless sequel, ultimately killing whatever good ideas the original had. Hell even the first Shrek is still great.

Its weird how this hasn't happened to Kung Fu Panda yet, the first is still the best but the two sequels are both really good.

Darth_Payn:

klaynexas3:
Oh Dreamworks, why am I not surprised to see your band caught in the cookie jar again. I understand beating series into the ground is something you do, but maybe it's time to give it up. Remember what happened with Shrek? Or the Madagascar movies? Remember, more means less people like it. I know you enjoy your money from your big series and all, but at some point you need to realize more is only a bad thing.

DreamWorks? I thought these are from 20th Century Fox.
But are the other characters, like, still aware of Scrat's existence at this point? You'd think that when something catastrophic happens to them, Manny, Sid, and Diego would go, "Dammit, Scrat! Not again!"

I could be wrong, I haven't paid enough attention to these movies to know exactly who makes them, but it seems to have the Dreamworks ideaology all over it. They even have the Dreamworks face on the front poster of everyone staring at the camera.

LazyAza:
Its a huge shame blue sky still have only ever made two great movies, the original ice age and robots. Both are utterly fantastic and still hold up incredibly well, especially robots, god I love that fucking movie.

But yeah just like the shrek franchise and many pixar films now it seems these studios inevitably end up making pointless sequel after pointless sequel, ultimately killing whatever good ideas the original had. Hell even the first Shrek is still great.

Its weird how this hasn't happened to Kung Fu Panda yet, the first is still the best but the two sequels are both really good.

I'm still not sure if there's an artistic heart at all in Blue Sky. The two movies you cite are alright, and have decent energy, but they haven't even attempted to try something remarkable. Pixar knows just how to plant a knife directly in your feels, and Dreamworks Animation's freshman outing was The Prince of Egypt, one of the most stunning pieces of animation ever. Disney is 2/3(fucking planes) on great CGI films and is bringing the subversive back to the 2d through its TV channels. WB, while I believe just happened to be producing and distribution, still have their stamp on Mask of the Phantasm and Iron Giant

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Silentpony:
5 Ice Age movies, and only 1 Zootopia movie.

Thanks Obama! This is why we can't have nice things!

Don't worry, after the success of Zootopia I'm sure they'll begin churning out sequels of rapidly declining quality until everything you liked from the original is a distant memory.

I don't know, so far Disney hasn't been doing the sequel thing quite as much. Which is kind of a shame since I want to see more big hero 6. I know they are working on another frozen, but I think with a little creativity a sequel to Zootopia could really work, unlike a frozen sequel.

Zootopia is a big universe, lots to play with, Frozen is based on the two leads, still stuff to do, but your kinda limited by the characters... although, could you imagine their kingdom going to war with Elsa leading teh charge to conqure the kingdom from like... uhhh beauty and the beast?

LazyAza:
Its a huge shame blue sky still have only ever made two great movies, the original ice age and robots. Both are utterly fantastic and still hold up incredibly well, especially robots, god I love that fucking movie.

Haven't seen Robots, but The Peanuts Movie is a very good movie. Currently the #8 movie I've seen in cinemas this year.

I agree with the original Ice Age though.

MCerberus:
I'm still not sure if there's an artistic heart at all in Blue Sky.

I think there is, but maybe not in writing. Rio, for example, is an absolutely beautiful film to look at, just one with a cliched plot and cliched characters. You also don't produce films like the original Ice Age and The Peanuts Movie without having a 'heart' behind them.

MCerberus:
and Dreamworks Animation's freshman outing was The Prince of Egypt,

Antz, actually.

Worgen:
I don't know, so far Disney hasn't been doing the sequel thing quite as much. Which is kind of a shame since I want to see more big hero 6. I know they are working on another frozen, but I think with a little creativity a sequel to Zootopia could really work, unlike a frozen sequel.

Zootopia is a big universe, lots to play with, Frozen is based on the two leads, still stuff to do, but your kinda limited by the characters... although, could you imagine their kingdom going to war with Elsa leading teh charge to conqure the kingdom from like... uhhh beauty and the beast?

Wreck-it Ralph is getting a sequel as well.

Also, Frozen could easily have a sequel. Not as easily as those other examples, but when you combine a magical kingdom with ice powers and a shared setting with Tangled (yes, I subscribe to that theory), then there's still realm for that. There's plenty of EU material that takes place after the film already.

Worgen:

I don't know, so far Disney hasn't been doing the sequel thing quite as much.

Yeah, their current thing seems to be taking their classic movies and then urinating on them.

Cap'nPipsqueak:

Worgen:

I don't know, so far Disney hasn't been doing the sequel thing quite as much.

Yeah, their current thing seems to be taking their classic movies and then urinating on them.

I think only tangled did that, I suppose Frozen might have been in the same room watching. Both were still quite good though.

When I was young it was all about The Land Before Time. They've made so many shitty sequels to that wonderful movie that I don't even know how many it's been now. Ice Age is, and has been, The Land Before Time done over again.

Worgen:

I don't know, so far Disney hasn't been doing the sequel thing quite as much. Which is kind of a shame since I want to see more big hero 6. I know they are working on another frozen, but I think with a little creativity a sequel to Zootopia could really work, unlike a frozen sequel.

Zootopia is a big universe, lots to play with, Frozen is based on the two leads, still stuff to do, but your kinda limited by the characters... although, could you imagine their kingdom going to war with Elsa leading teh charge to conqure the kingdom from like... uhhh beauty and the beast?

I agree big hero 6 and zootopia would make for amazing sequels. Rise of the guardians should have had a sequel too, its the avengers with santa clause. What is not to love?

bjj hero:

Worgen:

I don't know, so far Disney hasn't been doing the sequel thing quite as much. Which is kind of a shame since I want to see more big hero 6. I know they are working on another frozen, but I think with a little creativity a sequel to Zootopia could really work, unlike a frozen sequel.

Zootopia is a big universe, lots to play with, Frozen is based on the two leads, still stuff to do, but your kinda limited by the characters... although, could you imagine their kingdom going to war with Elsa leading teh charge to conqure the kingdom from like... uhhh beauty and the beast?

I agree big hero 6 and zootopia would make for amazing sequels. Rise of the guardians should have had a sequel too, its the avengers with santa clause. What is not to love?

Ehh, Rise of the Guardians had a more interesting setup then execution. It seemed like something that should have gone for a bit higher of a rating, I mean if you are going to have santa running around with a sword you want to see him chop something with it and I don't recall it really ever being used. Then again I was rather drunk when I saw it.

Worgen:

bjj hero:

Worgen:

I don't know, so far Disney hasn't been doing the sequel thing quite as much. Which is kind of a shame since I want to see more big hero 6. I know they are working on another frozen, but I think with a little creativity a sequel to Zootopia could really work, unlike a frozen sequel.

Zootopia is a big universe, lots to play with, Frozen is based on the two leads, still stuff to do, but your kinda limited by the characters... although, could you imagine their kingdom going to war with Elsa leading teh charge to conqure the kingdom from like... uhhh beauty and the beast?

I agree big hero 6 and zootopia would make for amazing sequels. Rise of the guardians should have had a sequel too, its the avengers with santa clause. What is not to love?

Ehh, Rise of the Guardians had a more interesting setup then execution. It seemed like something that should have gone for a bit higher of a rating, I mean if you are going to have santa running around with a sword you want to see him chop something with it and I don't recall it really ever being used. Then again I was rather drunk when I saw it.

Do you see all of your kids movies drunk? I see your point. It was like a set up for a follow up. The movie set up the team. It felt a lot like BH6 to me and I enjoyed both movies.

bjj hero:

Worgen:

bjj hero:

I agree big hero 6 and zootopia would make for amazing sequels. Rise of the guardians should have had a sequel too, its the avengers with santa clause. What is not to love?

Ehh, Rise of the Guardians had a more interesting setup then execution. It seemed like something that should have gone for a bit higher of a rating, I mean if you are going to have santa running around with a sword you want to see him chop something with it and I don't recall it really ever being used. Then again I was rather drunk when I saw it.

Do you see all of your kids movies drunk? I see your point. It was like a set up for a follow up. The movie set up the team. It felt a lot like BH6 to me and I enjoyed both movies.

Of course, I tend to watch movies with my friend on our drink nights. Zootopia I saw sober since just a normal theater was showing it, but I rarely go to the movie theater.

I enjoyed the execution of Big Hero 6 more, but I think Rise had more potential. I mean having fantasy characters be a hero team kinda thing, thats pretty cool, I just wish they went further with it. Take something like hellsing where you have the nazies using germanic folk myths and such, thats cool, although I wish when they attacked england there were english myths that showed up like the lady in the lake, king arthur, robin hood and the green knight. Wait, what was my point? I don't know, but oh a shiny thing.

Cap'nPipsqueak:

Worgen:

I don't know, so far Disney hasn't been doing the sequel thing quite as much.

Yeah, their current thing seems to be taking their classic movies and then urinating on them.

By classics you mean, Cinderella and Jungle Book? Cinderella did pretty well, and Jungle Book was received very well, both by critics and audiences. So, how is that "urinating" on them?

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