Sunday, November 1, 2009

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Review: Ice Age 3 "Dawn of the Dinosaurs" & The Scrat Pack (DVDs)

In the recently released Double DVD Pack of Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the much-adored Ray Romano and Queen Latifah return as the voices of the mammoth couple Manny and Ellie along with John Leguizamo and Denis Leary as the voices of Sid and Diego. With a new character named Buck (voice by Simon Pegg), who is somewhat of a cross between Crocodile Dundee and Tarzan, this DVD had my family and I laughing out loud from beginning to end. This Double DVD Pack contains a second disc titled The Scrat Pack, which includes more adventures about the hilarious squirrel and his obsession for acorn nuts.



What I thought about the Ice Age 3 Double DVD Pack:

1) I like that this film revolves around the definition of family. It teaches children that two beings need not be blood-related or even part of the same species to be considered family. This movie contains other less obvious themes, such as the concept that size is relative.

2) There are some attempts at humor which are not targeted at younger children, such as the red wire or blue wire reference or even the ongoing battle of the sexes between the two squirrels Scrat and Scratte.

3) This film is full of physical comedy that successfully entertained the entire family. My nearly 6yr old son laughed and squealed in a way that I have only heard when he watches the cartoon Tom & Jerry.

4) Although this film is rated PG, I think that the violence is minimal. There are scenes that may have been too scary for our nearly 3yr old twins on the big screen, but the effects of these scenes were minimized when watching them on a small television screen.

5) I highly recommend opting for the DVD Double Pack if you are a fan of the squirrel Scrat. His antics involving his determination for gathering nuts never fails to make my family and I laugh.

You can find Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs + The Scrat Pack on Amazon.com and most places where family-friendly DVDs are sold.


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Fun Fact: On October 27th of 2009, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment broke the Guinness Book World Record for the tallest ice sculpture. This sculpture of Ice Age's Scrat stood 45ft tall beating the previous record holder by 3.72ft. Over 133,000lbs of ice was used in creating this "cool" work of art.




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