The trailers before Ice Age 2 almost had me convinced that animated movies are dying. A group of animals take back the farm. A group of animals take back the woods. A group of animals escape the zoo. A group of animals break into a suburban neighbourhood. Yeesh. I’m glad I’m not a child anymore; the movies were much better when I was younger.
Thankfully the movie itself dispelled my fears by virtue of being abslutely wonderful. I wasn’t a huge fan of the original Ice Age, but The Meltdown is easily and by far better than its predecessor. Scrat the saber-toothed squirrel deserves an Oscar.