Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs: Scrat finds love

For family entertainment, Fox’s Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs is an excellent ticket. Kids will love it for the usual reasons (slapstick action, amusing characters Scrat and Sid), while adults will get the sly uptakes on some lines and situations.

That said, this third film in the series is geared down a bit for the kiddies, with lots of baby action (cute little T Rex’s, anyone?) and pregnancy situations for babies-to-be (Ray Romano and Queen Latifah’s mastadons are expecting, as their diverse gang of critter friends migrate from polar regions to a hidden, lush kingdom overrun with dinos).

Not only that, but Scrat — the pathetic and frantic Looney Tunes-inspired squirrel — finds love. And the computer animation, as always, is superb.

The DVD and Blu-ray are loaded with extras, but the film by itself is worthwhile. Hey, I watched it twice, at home on DVD and on a recent Phoenix-to-Houston flight. They didn’t serve us acorns (sorry, Scrat), but we did get pretzels.

Will there be an Ice Age 4? Does Sid (John Leguizamo) have a lisp? Count on it. After all, there’s still plenty of prehistory to be told.



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