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.