Director: Mike Thurmeier
Release: July 15, 2016
Text by Yati Chen
Our universe is shaped by an acorn-chasing squirrel. That is the major plot of ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’, which is also the prologue of the movie. Scrat, the prehistoric squirrel, falls into an ice-covered spacecraft, while searching for a perfect spot to safe-keep his precious acorn, and unintentionally launches the spacecraft, thus starting the Scrat-tastrophe. High up in the space, Scrat’s series of mishaps caused the planets to collide with each other, positioning each planet to the current place, and creating the storm on Jupiter. Unfortunately, not only planets, but also asteroids are hit by his spacecraft, causing them to move towards the earth.
Meanwhile on earth, Manny, Sid, Diego and the rest of the mammals are living their happy family lives, unaware of the danger that is coming with the asteroids, and they even admire them as an entertaining sky attraction. The mammal families just realized that they have to run for their lives after Buck came and showed them the tablet of prophecy. They also try to seek help from a spitting yoga guru, Shangri-Llama, to no avail. With Buck as the leader, the mammals work hand in hand with the dino-birds to save the earth from the asteroid collision.
This fifth Ice Age movie might be the most scientifically inaccurate movie, compared to the previous four. However, as all the previous Ice Age movies, Collision Course has a superb quality 3D animation. It is also packed with the standard family moral lessons, which are somewhat dull and outdated. Nonetheless, Collision Course is still hilarious, entertaining, and delightful to watch, especially for Ice Age fans.