Monday, November 12, 2012

The Movie Giveaway - ICE AGE Continental Drift



 
 
Coming December 11th, Blue Star Studios and 20th Century Fox are proud to release the latest installment of Ice Age, Ice Age Continental Drift on Blu Ray DVD.  Starring voice over work by Ray Romano, Dennis Leary, John Leguizamo and Co Stars Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Drake and Queen Latifah.  This movie is directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier.  Available in DVD, Blu-Ray DVD and Blu-Ray 3D DVD.

Content provided by the publisher:

History's greatest heroes return for the most outrageously funny and entertaining "Ice Age" adventure in two million years. When Scrat's acorn antics cause a cataclysmic crack-up, Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo) and Diego (Denis Leary) go where no herd has gone before - on a high-seas quest aboard a floating iceberg. But a menagerie of misfit pirates are determined to shiver their timbers and capsize their journey home. Join a boat-load of lovable new characters (voiced by Jennifer Lopez, Aziz Ansari and Peter Dinklage) for original songs, spectacular animation and heartwarming family fun.

Field Trip Mom was given the incredible opportunity to prescreen Ice Age Continental Drift prior to its Blu Ray DVD release.  As an incredible continuation to the adventures, this movie is chalk full of laughs and adventure, continuing with the saga.  Nothing is left out for this franchises' 4th movie and is just as exciting and entertaining as the first three movies.  Ray Romano, as Manny, is funny as always with wise cracks that keep you laughing.  Antics by Sid, played by John Leguizamo, make for slap stick humor aimed at kids and adults alike.  Dennis Leary, as Diego, is wild and witty.

Ice Age Continental Drift is rated PG and has a run time of 88 minutes.  Plenty of extras on this DVD including:

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT Blu-ray™ 3D Special Features

·  Party with a Pirate! Mode
Ÿ  Sign Along Mode
Ÿ  Exclusive Featurettes
Ÿ  Through a Pirate’s Spyglass: Voices Ahoy and Capturing the Crew
Ÿ  Granny and the Stink of the Sloths
Ÿ  Scrat Got Your Tongue?
Ÿ  Whale of a Tale: Drifts, Rifts, Beasties and Myths
Ÿ  Shimmy Shake Music Section
Ÿ  Gutt’s Sing-Along Shanty Shimmy Shake
Ÿ  “We Are” Extended Music Video
Ÿ  “Chasing the Sun” by The Wanted Music Video
Ÿ  “The Sid Shuffle” Dance Along
Ÿ  Deleted Scenes
Ÿ  Dr. Granny
Ÿ  Shell Game
Ÿ  Ice Age: The Story So Far
Ÿ  Original Theatrical Trailers
Ÿ  The Scratist

The MPAA comments on the movie are listed below.  Every parent must use their own beliefs and discretion when monitoring their children's viewing habits and comments are simply suggestions for those purposes.

Sex/Nudity:
All the characters are animals covered with fur, however certain character have pronounced buttocks or anthropomorphic bosoms.  There are some romances between characters: Peaches and Ethan, Diego and Shira.  Two scenes involve fish who turn into figures that attract the others: for example Diego sees Shira, Sid sees a girl sloth, Manny sees Ellie and Peaches and Scrat sees Scratte.  A male seal is wondering where his 'booty' is and while searching for it, his butt gets close to the camera.  Peaches calls Ethan 'hot'.

Violence/Gore:
In many scenes characters are threatened with knives made of fish bones.  Nobody gets hurt.  Mild slapstick violence in general.

Profanity:
In one scene, Sid says "Holy Crab!" which sound a lot like "Holy Crap!".  When Sid meets his old family (in which they abandon him again a few minutes later), Granny says "I'll bury you all and piss on your grave"

Alcohol/ Drugs/Smoking:
Manny has a moan about Peach going to the falls, saying that 'First its the falls, then shes piercing her trunk then the next thing you know shes addicted to berries!" which could be drugs.

Frightening/Intense Scenes:
The first 20 minutes of the film can be quite a bit intense.  Characters are in constant danger from falling rocks and ice blocks, earthquakes, breaking ice, etc.  The film may upset as Peaches is frequently worrying about how she might never see her father again, and thinking how the last thing she said to him was that she never wanted him as his father.  The surreal grinning fish may frighten young children.  Kids may get scared as this film is shot in 3D.  The Siren scene may be scary for young children. Appropriate for 7 Years +.

As parents of 6 and 8 year old boys, we believe the movie was rated correctly.  At no time did we feel the scenes were too intense or suggestive for our children.  Adult connotations are occasionally evident in the movie however no scenes spoke of or showed topics that have not been explained or discussed in our home or at school.  Personal opinions may vary dependent on family beliefs and values.  Field Trip Mom respects the decisions of all.

As a special offer, Field Trip Mom is raffling off a copy of Ice Age Continental Drift.  You need to hurry, the deadline is rapidly approaching on this raffle and is limited to one copy.  Click on the link below and sign up using your Facebook log in or email address.

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