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Family Movie Review: Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (PG)

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MPAA Rating: PG       Length: 94 minutes

Age Appropriate for: 6+. The movie is officially rated PG for “mild rude humor and action/peril,” but it also includes a teen romance subplot that is a little too emotionally involved for very young viewers. But overall, children should get a kick out of bright colors and rapidly edited action sequences.

The ‘Ice Age’ series adds a fourth installment in ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift,’ yet another tale about animals struggling to survive in the prehistoric world, this time in broken-apart Pangea. But now, with teen romance! At least we still have the absurdity that is Scrat, the squirrel with uncommonly large teeth.

By Roxana Hadadi

The first “Ice Age” was released in 2002, and here we are, a decade later, with third sequel “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” It’s been 10 years, and these characters—Scrat the hyperactive saber-toothed squirrel, Manny the serious woolly mammoth, Sid the goofy sloth, and Diego the sarcastic saber-toothed cat—are all pretty much in the same place. That’s not really a good thing.

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