Sunday, May 21, 2006

The meltdown begins....once again

I watched Ice-Age-2 over the weekend – and I have just one word for it. BOMBAAAAT !!


Disregarding a scathing review by rediff, I would recommend you to go ahead and watch it if you dig wit and sarcasm. Since I have been ‘complimented’ to be loaded with more than my share of both, it was but natural that I loved this movie :)!


An animation flick, it deals with the impending peril – the melting of the glaciers – faced by the creatures of ice. And how they go about dealing with this crisis. Besides the witty repartees, the humour element is quite good - I never stopped laughing once I started. More info here.


The highlights of the movie:
  • The animation – one word - awesome especially that of the water gushing into the valley after the valley wall cracks.
  • The chemistry shared among the protagonists.
  • The dry humour of Diego, the nonsensical talk of Sid and the proud stature of Manny.
  • The lighthearted banter throughout the movie.
  • Ellie's introduction... too good :)!
  • And the portrayal of human emotions in the story......
    • Every one has insecurities and the only way to get rid of it is to face it head-on – so nicely portrayed by Diego’s fear of water.
    • No matter how unimportant you may seem, there are people who make you feel cherished – Diego dialogue that Sid is like glue without which they will drift apart.
    • Differences should not be a deterrent to a relationship as long as you are able to forge a bond – so evident by Ellis and her ‘brothers’.
    • Size is not the criteria in any competition – as seen in the ‘power play’ between the possums and Diego.
    • In the crux of the situation, (why) it’s the lady who compromises – watch out for who apologizes during the nail-biting scene on the rocks.
    • Men can be really pig-headed at times (especially when it comes to women) not realizing what’s for their own good – so nicely portrayed by Manny.
    • When you need something very badly, you should not let your ego get in the way – watch out for Manny proposing to Ellie.
    • When you have the drive to chase your dreams, obstacles are peanuts (rather acorns :)) – Scrat chasing his acorn throughout the movie.
    • And finally the clincher – you need to let go of the past to step into the future.

54 comments:

endevourme said...

#chitra
"Men can be really pig-headed at times" !
that is very very bad...

Sujit said...

"you need to let go of the past to step into the future." this is bombaat!! :) i didn't know iceage-2 was realsed..!! have to check it and watch...

Grandebelf said...

Scrat kinda signifies life. If you are chasing something all through your life, you will invariably not get it;)

Khushi said...

hey, nice review :)
you know wt, that squirrel running behind its Acorn depicts so much of a human greedy nature... in the last scene if you remember, it'll dream of heaven and even in that, inspite of it finding millions of acorns, NOW it wants to get the biiiig golden one... he he ....

Iruvudellavabittu illadiruvuda kadege hoguvude jeevana :)

PS: thanks heLu, I suggested the movie to you :D

chitra said...

-/Endevourme
Yuppu...it's true :)!

-/Sujit
Check out maaDi....it's worth your time !

-/Grandebelf
Hey...welcome back :)! But you know what, Scrat becomes a hero in this movie.

-/Khushi
Tee hee...modamodaloo nanage haage annisithu. But then I forgave him when he saved ...er...the animals. Hoon...thanku thanku Khushi :)!

endevourme said...

not all are the same...
u r generalizing on that :-)

Sujit said...

yaa nodTini.. adare ega.. nidDe time L) good night

The Avenger !! said...

howdy chitzz!! whats happ ? well i agree to what endevourme said.

good review !! i should watch this movie the coming weekend.

thanks for the review, does it mean the moview review will be a regular feature?

chitra said...

-/Endevourme
Well..I am because all the men I know fall into this category. Show me at least one single individual who behaves rationally when in love :D !!

-/Sujit
Ya....G'night.

-/Sudhir
Men....!! What else can I say? :)

Ya..go ahead and watch it....it's funny and entertaining.

Reviews? Hmmm...only those which I like...and strike a chord :)!

endevourme said...

ya i can show, its- me :)
...and show me at least one single girl
who behaves rationally when in love :D !!

chitra said...

-/Endevourme
Hyuck hyuck...I am not in a position to comment on that. And I did not say anything about ladies NOT behaving irrationally when in love..:D!

endevourme said...

hyuk hyuk hyuk hyuk
;-)

Anonymous said...

what is meant by being rational in Love btw?!!

chitra said...

-/Endevourme
See...:)!

-/Anon
Rationality in love? If one can walk away from love thanks to a heavy dose of realism, then rationality asserts itself rather than emotions.

Anonymous said...

Many times I have seen rationality rarely plays a part in Love ( let us get above the much discussed Boy-Girl love affairs ) and frankly I dont see any reason why it should. Is there a set of rules one can set for rationality in Love? Some sort of guidelines one can follow? imho No.

Also why should we always associate 'Walking-Away-From-Love' to rationality. Why not reverse? I guess we all want to take it easy. Its easy to say lets move one than lets face it! Surprisingly former is termed rational in most of the cases and later as emotional while we cant even say what we might have done if we were in the same position! [ Ok Ok, I dont want to be in that position ;) ]

endevourme said...

#anonymous
wonderful !
you have written it out so well :-)
u have left nothing more for me to say !
i agree completely ...

chitra said...

-/Anon
Hyuck hyuck...rationality exists whether we want it or not. All we need is valid reasons.

Love has no guidelines..none at all. But rationality has. Sometimes we try to temper that emotion...rather validate it with reasons.

"Walking-Away-From-Love"?? Well...why not? What if love is one-sided? It's better to walk away than to endure the pangs of separation later.

The irony of the situation is - the separation's supposed to be 'good' for the individuals involved.... for their future...and so on.

endevourme said...

#chitra
i dont know why,
but i have a gut feeling that,
chitra and anonymous are 'the same'
(unless anonymous doesnt show up real identity)
#anonymous
am i crazy?

Anonymous said...

btw i replied to the mail. you got it?

chitra said...

-/Endevourme
Ha ha ha ..let me take the oppurtunity of stating that.....your gut-feeling is absolutely...not bang on target :D!

-/Anon
Duh...which mail?

Anonymous said...

ende - You did give some ROFL moments by your 'same' comments! Was dull from the morning looking at the market crash and thanks for cheering me up. Apart from that, let me ask you whatever gave you the idea of 'same' :)))
Truth is I dont really have an identity as I dont blog or comment regularly anywhere...I can write some name but what help will it be ?!! No sir, I am what I am ;)
If you know Kannada, you can remember the song 'Naanu Naane neenu neene' from 'Gadibidi Ganda' !!

chitra said...

-/Anon
Er..."same" comments? What's that?

Anonymous said...

"Same" comments?! Whats that? I did not get you. btw I thought we kind of know each other and hence the comment about the mail...May be am confused ?!! Possible !! Let me check

chitra said...

-/Anon
Er...now I am really confused ! Care to drop me an e-mail?

endevourme said...

#anonymous
i am terribly confused...
"arey kaahe ki mail bhaiyya?
zaraa hamein bhi CC karaa do..."

#chitra
its better to be anonymous in blogagraphy ;-)

Anonymous said...

drop u a mail?! May be I cant send a mail to your id from mine and hence you have not got it! before that I will cross check with a common friend whether I have got the id properly. Either way it will be comedy of errors ( horrors) if I have replied to somebody else or I have confused you with some one else ;)

chitra said...

-/Anon
Hyuck hyuck..sounds complicated!

Anonymous said...

Hmm being Anon does create some confusion ;) will ask S to tell you who I am

chitra said...

-/Anon(P)
Oho...someone whose mail-id does not matcheth your first name, is it?

Anonymous said...

OMG ! finally ! i shud have given it as first clue

chitra said...

-/Anon(P)
Hyuck hyuck...all's well that ends well (What else can I say?) :D!

Anonymous said...

LOL ! that does not still answer my first qn whether you recvd the mail or not!

chitra said...

-/Anon(P)
Ya...I did :)! Am yet to reply ..that's all.....

endevourme said...

#chitra
what is all this about ???
:-(

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the second one yet, but I love the first episode. Ray Romano is very good in a serious role, him being a terrific commedian. My son also loves the first one. Have to check out the second one. Another one that I am waiting for is the next Pixar-Disney venture 'CARS'. My son is already lobbying for this one. :-)

JK

Avinash said...

Looks like one of those rare English movies where the sequel is as good or better than the first.

Not just men, almost anyone can be pig headed at times. :)

chitra said...

-/JK
Hyuck hyuck...your son and I have this one thing in common - we both love animation :)!!

-/Endevourme
Oh..this? Confusion sorted out..mission accomplished :)!!

-/Avi
Ahem....I beg to differ....:D!!

Anonymous said...

nice!
-j

chitra said...

Dear namesake,

I wd appreciate ur witty answer for my very silly question .

Thanks,

chitra said...

-/Jyo
Thanku thanku :)!!

-/Chitra
Which question, namesake?

endevourme said...

#chitra (the namesake)
i saw that question.
its really 'funny' :-)

chitra said...

-/Namesake
Check out maaDi :)!

endevourme said...

#chitra
one question please,
what is meaning of "hyuck hyuck"?

chitra said...

-/Endevourme
Hyuck hyuck=belly laugh :D!!

Rk said...

You see what you want to see.

endevourme said...

#chitra
thanku thanku
hyuck hyuck :)

chitra said...

-/RK
You perceive what you wish to perceive :)!

-/Endevourme
Always welcome!

Shruthi said...

Hey nice review :) Two weeks ago, I had a choice between IceAge and the Pink Panther - i chose Pink Panther! (And I don't regret it - its funny!).
Now, IceAge, here I come.

Chitra, I am literally ROTFL out here, at the comments on this one, :))))) between you and Anon, and especially the confusion of Endevourme :D
"one whose email id does not matcheth the name" or whatever.......... Goddddddddd!!!!! :))))))
From the high seat of... ahem... complete knowledge of who is who, this conversation is absolutely hilarious! :D
Will come here for my daily laugh :D

Anonymous said...

Kaala kettu hogide annakke edakintha bere udaharaNe beka. tandiTTu tamashe togokke yaarige esta antha keladre, naanu naanu antha ododi bartare. Yenu madana, yella kaala da mahime. naavu truNa matra. hEge gaaLi bisatto haage tiragobekagatte.
Appa helirtare 'maga ninna husharalli neenu nadi' antha aadre ee mugdha manassige gotagbekalla avara anubhavada maathugaLu....aagalla astu sulabhavaagi...aago astu hottige pagaDe aata da kaayi aagibittiratte. Ennadru nodi nadibeku ;)

( j/k @ Shruthi )

chitra said...

Thanks , dear.

chitra said...

-/Shruthi
Hoon..noDu noDu..sakkath movie. Tee hee...oLLe confusion allvaa? :D

endevourme said...

#shruthi
i am angry... :-(
i will come with a sword
and eat your tiffin...
then lock you up in ur cubicle(or whatever...)

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