The Ice Age
movies are unquestionably gigantic box-office smashes, not just in America but around the world -- apparently talking animals translate well in any culture. The fourth film in the animated series, Ice Age: Continental Drift
, does nothing but replicate the tired franchise’s formula for success.
This time out, wooly mammoth Manny (voice of Ray Romano) gets physically separated from his wife Ellie (Queen Latifah) and his rebellious teenage daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer) because the squirrel Skrat brings about the end of Pangaea by chasing an acorn into the Earth’s core in the film’s opening, and funniest, segment. Manny, with the help of...