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|Originaltitel:||Ice Age – Collision Course|
|Genre:||Animation, Children's Movie, Adventure, Comedy|
|Regie:||Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu|
|Laufzeit:||About 96 min.|
|FSK:||From 6 years|
Such a crap but also: Scrat just wants to have his beloved nut for himself. But whatever he tries, everything goes wrong. And so he suddenly finds himself inside an ufo locked in the ice that transports him deep into space. And here, too, Scrat creates a lot of chaos. This leads to a huge asteroid moving in the direction of Earth and threatening to extinguish all life there. To prevent this, the friends Sid, Manny and Diego have to give up their contemplative home with their loved ones and embark on a dangerous journey to avert the threatening end. But they have no idea that they are not only threatened by danger from outer space. They also face a threat from the world under the ice, which could put a deadly end to their rescue operation…
"Ice Age - Collision Before" is the fifth part of the popular series featuring Mammut Manni, Sloth Sid and Sabre-toothed Tiger Diego. The previous parts were never particularly original, but they could at least come up with a lot of good jokes and a certain charm. But with part 5 the creators seem to have finally run out of ideas. They throw every little trace of logic overboard and fabricate a senselessness that is qualitatively far behind the (so far) weakest films of the series and anything but funny. Putting Scrat into a spaceship is just a stupid idea, even though your fans will get a lot to laugh about. For as little sense as the whole thing might make, the scenes with Scrat and his nut are sadly the most amusing this work has to offer.
Because the rest consists of stupid sayings, unimaginative fart humor (how funny, he said "pile of shit") and a framework plot about the high manor family dripping with clichés. The appearance of a hippie lama or a girlfriend for Sid might have provided some fresh air. But the implementation is so unloving and uninspired that it's just annoying. It's annoying because obviously a lot of talented people worked on the production. Because the animations are very good and also the 3D effects can convince to a large extent. But direction and script are simply a catastrophe, in which one longs for the meteorite impact at some point to put an end to this mess once and for all. But unfortunately a sixth part is as safe as the obligatory dance sequence to the finale.
Of course many weaknesses can be excused by the fact that children do not disturb themselves at it and have nevertheless their fun. And these films are actually also made for children. That may be true. But in view of the fact that there are so many better animated films out there that don't just rely on cheap laughs, but also have a charming story and a staging to offer that you can feel a certain passion for, such a dramaturgically grumpy little film is simply annoying. Yes, the fans love the Sid spoken by Otto Waalkes. Yes, they love Scrat, even if the hunt for the nut on land, at sea or now in space is always the same. All well and good, but is that really enough to justify such a below-average fifth part?
There may be viewers for whom this question is clearly answered with a "yes". And such hard-boiled fans are also allowed to enjoy the film if they enjoy it. But that doesn't make him good by a long shot! If you want to see a nice children's film or a charming, funny animated film, "Ice Age - Collision Ahead" cannot be recommended. But for those for whom even a bad "Ice Age"-movie is still an entertaining pleasure and for those who could laugh heartily about every part so far, they will probably - incomprehensibly - have their fun here, too. And then, but only then, there is another hesitant one: Worth seeing!
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