This past weekend, I saw Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in 3-D. Following in the chain of the successful animated series, Ice Age 3 brings back Manny, Sid, and Diego as they set forth on another exciting adventure in the snow and ice … or at least that is where the story begins. It is not long before the woolly mammoth and his friends find themselves in a tropical jungle.
Sid accidentally finds three dinosaur eggs in an ice cage and decides to raise as his own. Within a day the eggs hatch, and their biological mother comes looking for them. The mother runs riot through the frozen environment, scarring the native animals before finding her lost children. She takes them and Sid underground to a hidden tropical environment, with Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd following close behind.
Finding themselves in a foreign land, they are quickly befriended by Buck … an over-the-top adventurer in the rugged land. He guides them through the dangers of the underworld to find Sid and bring him back safely. Fighting unusual dangers and beasts, the groups successfully frees their friend and returns home.
The movie is as good as the second one of the series, but I personally feel that the first one was the best. Dawn of the Dinosaurs is safe for all audiences, though there were a few more subtle jokes added into the script for older audiences. The 3-D experience for Ice Age 3 was an added treat, but I do not think that you will miss much if you saw it in a non 3-D format, especially if you have an astigmatism or any other eye issue.
So round up your kids on a hot Summer afternoon, and cool off in the frozen world of Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs while it is still in the theaters!