Ice Age 4
Ice Age – Continental Drift
Family Adventure Animation.
Manny, Diego and Sid find themselves adrift after a sudden continental shift separates them from Manny’s wife and daughter. The fourth instalment in this Ice Age saga, Manny and the others must work together to find a way back home before their world completely breaks up and they become forever separated from their loved ones. Battling pirates, strange sea creatures and one obnoxious old granny, Ice Age Continental Drift is full of wacky laughs, great animation and likeable characters.
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Positive Elements/Spiritual Elements
Temptation, greed, peer pressure, and respecting your elders – are just some of the great theme’s kids will take away from this funny animal-fest flick. Manny’s love for his daughter leads him to discipline and protect her, much like our heavenly father does for us. Their healthy relationship and the lessons they both learn, will have a positive impact on your kids teaching them about right and wrong, the consequences for our actions and parental respect. Likewise our favourite nut hogging Squirrel is back – highlighting that giving in to greed and temptation can only lead to fear and our own destruction.
Family also gets a good snow plough as Manny, Diego and Sid stick together thicker than glue. They teach others that family is not just defined by blood but by those who genuinely love you and stick with you through the good and the bad.
All in this entire giant snow ball is packed with good moral and spiritual discussion platforms for kids.
Set in Prehistoric times where Mammoth’s ruled and Sabartooth Tigers crouched, Pixar/Disney animation has hit the mark yet again by creating a visual world long forgot. The delightful Winter Wonderland of Manny’s homeland, the high seas, distant Islands and good underwater fun, serve as a great reminder of our need to conserve the environment.
On the darker side of the snow cap – Parents should watch for mild violence (pirate’s battle with fish bone swords and capture others) some rude humour, a few scary moments and a couple of slight sexual references.
Run time & Rating
Rated PG and running for 1.5hrs, Ice Age Continental Drift is now showing at cinemas across the country. Sure to have both the boys and girls alike singing and laughing along, I’m giving it 4/5 for family friendliness.