Ice Age Continental Drift is hitting on December 11th – just over 2 weeks away (yikes)!
Here’s a synopsis:
Sub-zero heroes Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon a high-seas adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they try to reunite with their herd. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
I brought Princess to this movie back in the summer. My Mom who typically takes care of my daughter was on vacation, so I was ready to be the best Stay At Home Mom ever. So, we went for a movie date. The only movie in theatres at the time was Ice Age Continental Drift. We bought popcorn, juice and I got chocolate – it was a mom and daughter day and it was going to be amazing.
Little did I know that Ice Age is actually rated PG, I would have never known better, the rest of the children in the theatre were Princess’ age and younger. We sat and watched the previews, which were complete not appropriate for kids, but because the movie is PG, the trailer previews were also rated PG. Needless to say, the Hobbit isn’t exactly appropriate for a 4 year old. I tried covering her eyes, and distracting her, but no luck, the fear seed had been planted.
Eventually the movie started (after a few more “scary” trailers) and Princess already wanted to leave. I convinced her to stay and watch the movie, but it didn’t last too long. Ice Age Continental Drift is funny, Ray Romano is always good for a laugh and that little squirrel is great for comic relief as well. But the laughs did not save this movie for Princess this time. There are mean pirates that capture the heros and they are scary and mean. So, needless to say we eventually left the theatre never to find out what happened in the very end.
So much for Mom of the year, I should have really checked the rating before going to the film. I thought Ice Age was be a G rated movie, but it’s not (there were a few words used in the film I wasn’t exactly pleased with either), and it truly is my mistake.
I’d say this movie is more for tweens, definitely a child older than 4.
In any case, I learned a few life lessons that day:
1. Always check the movie ratings
2. Don’t put your hopes up too high for everything to be perfect cause your setting yourself up for failure.
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