Manny the Mammoth (Ray Romano), Diego the Sabertooth Tiger (Denis Leary), and Sid the Sloth (John Lequizamo) get stuck on a giant ice cube in "Ice Age: Continental Drift."
Our gang of misfits run into Pirate Captain Gutt (voiced by Peter Dinklage) on board the iceberg. This is followed by a laughs, some slapstick, and a few musical numbers.
There's nothing in any way really awful about Ice Age: Continental Drift in 3D, just as there's no particular reason to recommend it. These guys just want to get off this iceberg and go home. As family offerings go, it's perfectly mediocre.
This fourth installment in the "Ice Age" series continues to distort geological history here on Earth. Our planet's original great big single continent began to break up and drift apart into the modern continents a few hundred million years before any of these creatures evolved, but never mind. This is no time to start putting the series to the test of realism.
The flick-o-meter gives Ice Age: Continental Drift a three out of five. The movie is as comfortable and predictable as any Saturday morning cartoon but the laughs here are starting to feel a bit prehistoric.
Showtimes: "Ice Age: Continental Drift" is playing Friday at the UA Laguna Village 12, 8755 Center Parkway, at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., and in 3D at 7:30 p.m. and 10:10 p.m.
Dinner: Another "Ice Age" movie is debuting just as weather around Elk Grove begins to cool off after a week-long heat wave. It's almost too fitting. It's still hot though, there's no denying that. In keeping with the "cool" theme, we recommend cooling off with some tasty ice cream or perhaps even a smoothie, whichever is more preferable. There are plenty of spots to try on the way back or before, including , and .
Have fun at the movies and stay cool this weekend!