Ice Age: Continental Drift is the fourth installment in the computer animated Ice Age franchise. Less funny and more predictable than some of its predecessors, it nonetheless offers some fun for the family.
Essentially, this is a kids’ film. Its humor and storyline are typical of ordinary animated films. That’s not such a bad thing, except that it pales in comparison to some of the best animated films today, which appeal to kids and adults alike. Fans of computer animation will like the film for the state-of-the-art animation. Otherwise, for anyone over the age of 12, the spiritual themes will seem cliché, offering simple messages about the importance of family and the pitfalls of peer pressure. This film is probably best seen with a seven-year-old in tow.
Spiritual Bottom Line: The movie offers only cliché messages about peer pressure and family loyalty.
Quality Grade: B-