Friday, July 6, 2012

Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift

As in the previous films, the main protagonists are the mammoth Manny, the sloth Sid, sabre-toothed cat Diego, and, in a parallel storyline, the saber-toothed squirrel Scrat. In the meantime, Manny and his wife Ellie deal with their teen-age daughter Peaches who has a crush on Ethan. When Manny catches Peaches hanging with Ethan after he told her not to, Manny and Peaches have a falling out. Manny gets stuck on a floating ice raft together with Sid, Diego, and Sid's grandmother Granny. A large moving landmass drives Ellie, Peaches, Crash and Eddie, Louis, Ethan, and a herd of other animals towards a land bridge, where they hope to reunite with Manny.

Meanwhile, Scrat, lost at sea also, finds an acorn-shaped map, which leads to a mysterious acorn-filled island. Manny and his friends are captured also by the pirate gang, led by a giant ape named Gutt. Gutt and the pirate gang attempt to persuade Manny to leave family life and join the pirates, but he refuses. The group reaches an island and encounters a group of hyraxs, as well as the pirates, who are building a new ice ship elsewhere on the same island. Fortunately, Manny realizes this and manages to steer the ship away from the sirens. The siren changes back and attacks Scrat, but he gets away.

The next morning, Manny, Sid, Diego and Granny finally reach home, but, much to their horror, find out that Gutt and his pirate gang had beaten them to it and captured Ellie and Peaches. Peaches rescues Manny, but as they are about to escpae, Gutt attacks him again. Gutt and Manny engage in a final fight, but Manny manages to defeat him.

Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift

Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift

Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift

Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift

Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift

Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift