Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift Review

This week on December 11, Ice Age: Continental Drift arrives in stores on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, and DVD. When the screener arrived in the mail, my boys couldn't wait to watch it, and it was a perfect pick for our family movie night. Here is the synopsis:

Sub-zero heroes Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon a high-seas adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they try to reunite with their herd. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

Our thoughts: After watching Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas last year, my boys were excited to watch another Ice Age movie. My son's favorite character is Sid because he says that he is really funny. I love the addition of Granny to the cast who is always talking about her pet Precious. The question throughout the movie was did Precious really exist? This movie is a great family movie that focuses on a dad who will stop at nothing to be reunited with his family. This movie kept us laughing throughout, and of course, my boys loved the fact that Manny, Diego, and Sid needed to fight a crew of pirates! 

Do your children love pirate movies too? If so, here is a list compiled by 20th Century Fox of other movies your kids might enjoy:

Muppet Treasure Island: The Muppets came back in a big way in this action packed movie based on Robert Louis Stevenson's infamous novel, Treasure Island. Kermit the Frog and his motley crew set sail on the high seas to find a treasure only to engage in war with some pretty ruthless pirates.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits: Even pirates want recognition! Despite several failed attempts, The Pirate Captain takes his crew out on a mission to claim the most booty and win the coveted Pirate of the year Award. The film features the voices of some serious British acting royalty like David Tennant, Martin Freeman and Hugh Grant.

Peter Pan: Practically everyone knows the tale of Wendy, Michael and John Darling who are whisked away to mystical Neverland by the boy who will never grow up, Peter Pan. With the help of their new friends, the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell and, of course, Peter, they are able to bring down the evil Captain Hook and return home.

The Goonies: This epic adventure featured some of the 80's best loved actors like Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman and Sean Astin, hot on the trail of legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy. If they can avoid capture by the notorious Fratellis and find the treasure in time, they might be able to save their hometown from a wealthy country club's hostile takeover.

Hook: Years after his adventures with the Lost Boys, Peter Pan is a hardened litigator with absolutely no memory of his time spent in Neverland. So it's not going to be easy for him to find his footing when Hook kidnaps his children and demands a rematch.

The Princess Bride: Was any movie ever as romantic as this tale of true love so great, it could not even be derailed by death? Kings, castles, swamps, giants, con artists, wizards and, of course, pirates, make up this amazing, beloved film, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the movie. The list of pirate movies was compiled by 20th Century Fox.


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