Ice Age: Continental Drift
Director: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier
Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad
The Ice Age franchise keeps coming back with ever-diminishing returns. The fourth part gets to a hilarious start when Scrat causes a rapid continental shift. It acts as a catalyst to the main plot, which is not up to scrat(ch). In The Meltdown, the characters fled the melting ice caps, now the ground beneath their feet is shifting. In the ensuing chaos, Manny is separated from his wife and teenage daughter and stranded at sea with Diego, Sid and his senile grandmother. As if the imminent end of the world wasn’t enough to scare the kids, this family film also introduces (in a lackluster crossover attempt with the Pirates of the Caribbean series) Captain Gutt, a sadistically cruel and wholly unpleasant villain. Followed by Ice Age: Collision Course.