Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

2009 "You Won't Believe Your Ice!"
6.9| 1h34m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 26 June 2009 Released
Producted By: 20th Century Fox
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Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.

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Carlos Saldanha

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Hellen I like the storyline of this show,it attract me so much
Greenes Please don't spend money on this.
FeistyUpper If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
Quiet Muffin This movie tries so hard to be funny, yet it falls flat every time. Just another example of recycled ideas repackaged with women in an attempt to appeal to a certain audience.
Python Hyena Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009): Dir: Carlos Saldanha / Voices: Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Chris Wedge: Third in the lackluster Ice Age animated series and hardly an improvement. An introduction to danger as Manny, Ellie and Diego venture to a warmer climate to rescue Sid. Simple setup aided by colourful animated characters and a variety of dinosaurs. Never mind the fact that these creatures would naturally attempt to consume one another. Directed by Carlos Saldanha who is assisted greatly with colourful animated characters but no story worth mentioning. Ray Romano voices Manny who anticipates fatherhood but the screenplay has him following the same cross country drill he has followed before. Queen Latifah provides a voice of reason to Ellie who will, to no surprise, give birth during the hectic climax. Denis Leary voices Diego whose sight is fading worse than the screenplays he is written into. John Leguizamo voices Sid who comes across dinosaur eggs. His urge for friendship and companionship is understandable but his yearning for parenthood is a crime all its own when considering what an idiot he is. Once again Chris Wedge as the sound of Scrat, the prehistoric squirrel is the only character worth watching. Where they all end up will surprise nobody. Perhaps it should be the dawn of new ideas. Score: 3 ½ / 10
joben-525-633946 'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' certainly makes the crew at Blue Sky Studios look desperate and deprived of ideas as they render straight off the ice age script (what the film is supposed to revolve around) and head under the ice to tackle dinosaurs. Crazy? Certainly. Ridiculous? Of course. Is it good? Incredibly!Though it may be what I have stated in the first paragraph, 'Dawn of the Dinosaurs' is a hilarious and visually fabulous tale of how Sid the Sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo) is taken hostage by a Tyrannosaurus-Rex and Manny (voiced Ray Romano), Diego (voiced by Denis Leary), Ellie (voiced by Queen Latifah) join forces with the hysterical one-eyed weasel named Buck (voiced by Simon Pegg).Again, you may imply from the above the narrative is rather similar to 'The Meltdown' and the original. Yes this is true despite the completely different scenarios. The basic plot is very familiar and not much fresh ground is covered; the change of environments and villains means though it is far less noticeable.The film's main highlight is Simon Pegg's weasel Buck who is outrageously funny from almost every line of dialogue. Pegg voiced the troublemaker perfectly like a can't-be-bothered-teenager and he is able to give him a distinctive cheeky attitude with effortless ease.'Dawn of the Dinosaurs' is certainly ridiculous and mental in the fact it has nothing to do with ice age's and teaches you nothing about dinosaurs. However, it keeps the spark alive in the 'Ice Age' franchise with another consistent source of entertainment for all ages.
Robert The first movie was great, with original characters and a plot and it all just fit together nicely.The second movie wasn't as great, and started to lack on real character development. It struggled and had a bit of a political message, but other than that it wasn't absolutely terrible.The third movie actually managed to be better than the second. There were enough unique characters, both main and background, as well as the plot which was almost completely unique again.The comedic nature the movie presented was very appropriate, and I enjoyed the ending and the battles.I rate this movie 7/10.
ravsten428 Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs is not nearly as good as the original in the series but a lot better then The Meltdown.In this part of the series Manny and Ellie are expecting their first child. Diego is losing his ability prey on animals and is getting older and he decides that he wants to leave the herd but he doesn't. Also we see the soft side of Sid (of course he always has been soft) as he fosters three dinosaur eggs he encounters. Later on we discover he has been taking care of babies that belong to a sort of ferocious T-Rex.Perhaps the best parts of Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the new and vibrant character Bucky. A weasel looking animal he takes them through a land of new creatures that the clan have never seen before. They are walking through a plethora of dinosaurs that rule this land unlike their own. They eventually will find Sid who has become lost.Bucky is hilarious as the nutty weasel he is. His jokes are funny. But some of them may be a little too adult like in humor to the point where it's downright filthy. But on a whole he is a great addition to the Ice Age series. Another funny part of the film follows our favorite prehistoric squirrel Scratt who while chasing his beloved acorn comes across a gorgeous female squirrel who tries to take his acorn away. The humor between these two comes down to the wire where they will end up falling in love. Has Scratt lost his mind giving up his prized acorn over a girl? Just watch and see.I am also looking forward to Continental Drift.