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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs


Very few franchises can survive Installment #3, and this isn’t an exception. It is lovely to look at, as pretty much all computer animation is these days, but the plot didn’t involve me at all. The only thing I remembered from the first movie was an ingenious sequence with a squirrel and an acorn. Very funny. Apparently everybody else thought so, too, because in this one the squirrel and his new love interest interrupt the action every ten minutes or so, and it quickly grows tiresome. I don’t remember the first one being all that great, and this one has had what life was there to begin with pretty much squeezed out of it.