Ice Age: Collision Course *1/2

Your enjoyment is going to be pretty frozen with this less than fantastic sequel.

Is it worth $10? No  

It’s time for your weekly tour of the macabre with your horror guide… oh wait, this is a kid’s movie? OK, sorry let me put my youthful reviewer hat on...

Travel back for the fifth time. As you enter the prehistoric world of "Ice Age: Collision Course," more than just the end of this frozen land is at stake – the end of the franchise appears to be looming very heavily as well.

Demented nut loving rodent, Scrat (Chris Wedge), manages to find a spacecraft. You know Scrat, through a series of missteps, he inadvertently causes a large asteroid to head toward the Earth, causing danger to our beloved mammals and animals. Meanwhile, our cast of familiar mammoths, Manny (Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah), are dealing with their daughter, Peaches (Keke Palmer), and her soon to be husband, Julian (Adam Devine), wanting to leave the nest and start a family of their own.

Sid (John Leguizamo) is still looking for love in all the wrong places, while helping prepare for the wedding ceremony. Diego (Denis Leary) and Francine (Melissa Rauch) hope to stop scaring all of their herbivore neighbors with their past meat eating ways. 

Thanks to Scrat, the group, along with some other friends, must now find a way to stop the impending doom that's facing the Earth. 

Little kids may find the constant slapstick, over-the-top, silly humor hilarious, but to older kids and everyone else, it will grate on your last nerve. While previous films tried to keep an air of true history to the world our characters inhabit, that is discarded for cheap laughs and elaborate action scenes to keep the kiddies entertained. The franchise has become dull and doesn’t have much of a leg left to stand on. Scrat was cute, now he is just amazingly annoying and for the love of God, can someone just let him have the damn nut already? Or is his continued obsession with rolling around the giant acorn his only motivation? 

The voice talents do a commendable job, and the only real bright spots are some of the 3D action sequences.

It’s summer time, so the kids will definitely be looking to get out of the house. I’m sure many parents share the same sentiment. However, there are a lot better family, cartoon, and kid movies to be seen. You don't want to waste your hard earned dollars. “Ice Age: Collision Course” may provide some little ones with the right mix of silliness, but much older than eight and their laughter will become extinct.