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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Ice Age: Collision Course

Director: Mike Thurmeier
Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, Adam DeVine

Buck, the one-eyed weasel from Dawn of the Dinosaurs, returns to warn the others that an asteroid is about to kill them all unless they do something about it. Ice Age began as a story of three mismatching animals who were forced to work together. By the fifth movie, these animals have been totally anthropomorphized (they plan weddings and fret about anniversary gifts). The original animation now seems incredibly clever and inventive compared to the sequels that have got worse with every new installment. The entire franchise ran out of ideas years ago; this is now the third time that the central plot revolves around the characters attempting to survive a cataclysmic event. The ever-present Scrat is in space this time.