Here are the three things you need to know about “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (aka Ice Age 4):
1) Scrat the saber-toothed squirrel continues on as a funny subplot.
2) “The Longest Daycare,” an animated short starring Maggie Simpson, is just about worth the price of admission . . . especially for those of us who love butterflies.
3) The Ice Age franchise still has legs, but they seem to be wobbling now.
Although our family enjoyed it, Ice Age 4 is mostly funny for the younger kids. But everyone can benefit from its positive messages of families are more than just your relatives and stay true to yourself. The big three—Manny the wooly mammoth (Ray Romano), Diego the sabre-toothed tiger (Denis Leary), and Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo)—remain such great friends in such a heartwarming way.
We left the theater wondering if there will be a fifth installment. As I always tell the boys, if a movie is making money, look for sequels. Ice Age 4 banked $46 million its opening weekend.
Wonder if Scrat will finally end up with the ornery acorn in Ice Age 5!