Imagine Tyrion Lannister with SUPERPOWERS.
Ice Age 4 hurtles from one boring and entirely unoriginal scenario to another, justifying its glaring historical and chronological inaccuracies, hopeless characters, tedious plot and joyless slapstick by covering them in frozen precipitation. It’s just a rehash of previous Ice Age themes and scenes from other, better films, but told by prehistoric animals that existed millions of years apart. Sure it’s for kids, but a cinema full of children could only muster the occasional half-hearted chuckle and even the sound of Sid regurgitating something into his paw couldn’t mask the sound of artistic integrity quietly dying.
STOP PRESS: Michelle Williams is fabulous in My Week with Marilyn. As she is is literally everything else she’s ever made, ever. By rights, you should know her blood type and preferred cut of underwear by now – and if you don’t, then why are you lingering here and not ploughing straight into this Cheat Sheet? Go! Go!
Coming soon, The Knights of Badassdom is the latest in a line of movies aimed squarely at the geek market – see Scott Pilgram vs. The World for further details – this time concerning a bunch of spods who primarily spend their time playing Live Role Playing Games. After purchasing a mysterious book on eBay, the Knights accidentally release a soul-hungry (Kandarian?) demon who ruthlessly starts hunting ’em down.