ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE

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LONG AGO, ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND ELEMENTS OF THE EARLY CENOZOIC ERA, A MATTER OF SEVERAL MILLENNIA WHERE PLANETARY TEMPERATURES WERE AMONG THEIR LOWEST IN GEOLOGIC TIME, WAS ADAPTED INTO ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE ANIMATED WORKS OF 2002. “ICE AGE” FEATURED A TEAM OF CHARACTERS WHOSE MASCOT WAS A LONG-BEAKED SQUIRREL-ESQUE ANIMAL WHO STOPPED AT NOTHING TO CHASE DOWN ACORNS. THEY TRAVELLED FOR MANY MILES ACROSS ICY LANDS, IN SEARCH OF A SOUTHERN LATITUDE WHERE THE TEMPERATURES ARE COOL BUT NOT COLD. THE VOICE ROLES WERE ACTED BY RAY ROMANO, JOHN LEGUIZAMO, AND DENIS LEARY, MARKING ANOTHER SOLID ENTRY ON THEIR RESUME. HOWEVER, IT LOST SOME POINTS ON MY TOP 40 FILMS OF ‘002 BECAUSE OF ITS STRIKING SIMILARITIES TO MONSTERS INC AND SHREK.

THE TOUGHEST CRITICS QUESTION HOLLYWOOD’S DECISION TO EXPAND IT INTO A LONG-RUNNING FRANCHISE, AS EVIDENCED BY THE AGGREGATE REVIEWS MELTING DOWNWARDS FROM THE MELTDOWN, TO DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS, TO CONTINENTAL DRIFT. AS THE NEW PREMISES GOT HARDER AND HARDER TO BELIEVE, THE JOKES GOT LESS AND LESS FUNNY, THE SCRIPTS GOT MORE AND MORE DERIVATIVE, AND THE CALLS TO DRIVE THE FRANCHISE INTO EXTINCTION GOT LOUDER AND LOUDER. WE’VE ENDED UP WITH THE WORST WIDE-RELEASE FILM IN AT LEAST A MONTH. ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE. SCRAT IS HEADED OUT INTO SPACE IN A FIELD OF METEOROIDS, LEAVING VERY LITTLE IN CHARACTER ANYMORE. ASTRONAUTIC SPACE SUITS DIDN’T EXIST UNTIL THE 1900s, AND WHILE I’LL CONCEDE THAT MATTERS A LOT LESS IN A KIDS-AND-FAMILY FILM, I’M STILL STRUCK ODD THAT THEY’VE ABANDONED THEIR PRE-CAVEMAN THEMES, AND DIRECTOR GALEN T CHU HAS SAID THEY’VE STILL GOT IDEAS ON WHERE TO TAKE THE PLOT, MEANING AN ICE AGE 6 COULD EASILY COMPETE FOR OUR AWARDS IN CIRCA ‘019.

IF YOU HAVE MORE ARGUMENTS AS TO WHY IT’S A CONTENDER, SUMMON A METEOR AND SMASH THE ICE SHEET OFF ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE BELOW!
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This post was updated on .
R.T. (10-15%): "Unoriginal and unfunny, the film offers further proof that not even the healthiest box office receipts can keep a franchise from slouching toward creative extinction."

Andrés Nazarala R. (2/7): "By this point, we can't ask this tested hit to changes its triumphant recipe of slapstick and constant jokes, but we can ask ourselves if the formula isn't half worn-out already. With its hectic pacing and visual overload, the film feels as repeated as forced. IDEAL FOR: Sacrificed parents."

Fernando Marambio (2/6): Although entertaining, the film doesn't have even a little bit of tension, despite the alleged threat of a big meteorite. OK, it was obvious in the previous movies that MANNY, DIEGO & SID would be saved at the last minute, but at least the makers had the courtesy of adding some suspense so that the kids would choke up a bit with the pop corn.

Ernesto Garratt V. (2/5): "Dubbing is an art and listening to Youtuber Germán Garmendia or Rodrigo Salinas, among others, doing voice-over work doesn't help to overcome the weak plot of this movie."

Ana Josefa Silva: "The subplots move along clumsily, filled with unfunny gags and a lot of shouting. As a way to lower the Mexicanized tone of the production, for Chile local voices were introduced in the dub. Professionals of the area (who have all the trajectory of, for example, the Turkish soap operas) weren't recruited, but TV and other media "celebrities" instead. [...] As Professor Domingo Ortego (@Domingo1973) from Madrid's R.E.S.A.D. says, it's very hard to make a movie without an antagonist. And without (real) conflicts."

Peter Travers's review.

Alonso Duralde's review.

Chris Bumbray's review.
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Sounds like a Worst Reboot/Remake/Sequel nomination is a sure bet for this one.
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I just saw it. For your consideration:
-Worst Director.
-Worst Screenplay.
-Worst Prequel or Sequel.
-Worst Picture.
But not Worst Original Song for MY SUPERSTAR by Jessie J.
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I'm mystified by something, yet again.

Knowing that Ice Age: Collision Course (7-22-016) was the only universally panned (as opposed to mixed-to-negative) film of July 2016, why isn't it getting as heavy consideration, or why wouldn't it deserve the RAZZIES as much, as The Legend of Tarzan (7-01-016), Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (7-08-016), or Ghostbusters [remake] (7-15-016)?
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Good question, I think it's because fewer of us around here have seen it, and it is more difficult to discuss a movie when you haven't seen it.
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GTAHater wrote
I'm mystified by something, yet again.

Knowing that Ice Age: Collision Course (7-22-016) was the only universally panned (as opposed to mixed-to-negative) film of July 2016, why isn't it getting as heavy consideration, or why wouldn't it deserve the RAZZIES as much, as The Legend of Tarzan (7-01-016), Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (7-08-016), or Ghostbusters [remake] (7-15-016)?
If you are talking about my list, you know that it does not represent everyone's thoughts. Even if I try to, there is no way it is going to completely match what will make the ballots.

But to your actual question, I think similar to the Oscars, most people do not take fully animated films as serious contenders. There are exceptions, of course, but people mostly focus on the live action stuff because that's supposed to be the most impressive, or in this case dismal, display of money and direction. Animation, people just think "Well this is good or this is bad, but either way, it's just something to babysit my kid." Another factor is if you hear people talk about "life-changing" movies or movies that started a movement, nine times out of ten, you are to hear about a live-action movie rather than an animated one. That's basically why people don't have animated films as serious contenders most of the time.
Worst Actor - Matt Damon (nom) (Been called uninteresting and is also accused of promoting a white savior movie. Also since his buddy Ben Affleck has been nominated multiple times, why not him?), Johnny Depp (Just imagine the cruel irony of winning for the role that original got him his first Oscar nom.), Jamie Dornan (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Tom Hanks (nom) (He managed to avoid a nom for decades, BurnHollywoodBurn from years back even described him as "Un-Razz-able", but considering how much of a let down The Circle was and how he didn't bring much to it, maybe his time is now. Plus, he'd be interesting to nominate, and it's be weird to have Watson and not him too.), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (nom)(Not only did his movie pretty much flop, but he ends up complaining about the criticism on Twitter! Plus, he's been nominated before and Jumanji doesn't look so hot either.), and Mark Wahlberg (nom) (If this is his last "hurrah" in the Transformers movies, maybe he should get a nom as extra motivation to stay away. Marky Mark doesn't want to become a repeat offender, does he?)

Worst Actress - Katherine Heigl (SHE MUST WIN!), Scarlett Johansson (nom) (Starred in two box-office bombs, one of them with the stigma of whitewashing. Plus it'd be interesting to have her.), Dakota Johnson (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Milla Jovovich (nom) (Considering that the last outing got her a nom, maybe she'll receive another one.), Amy Schumer (nom) (Not only has her humor been described as getting scale and one-note, but she's been labeling any criticisms of that as "evil conservatives" to try and dismiss them, and now this led up a movie that is not so well received for many reasons, not the least of which being that she did not bring the funny, and did pretty poorly at the box-office.), and Emma Watson (nom) (While starring in, at this point, the highest grossing movies of the year, she also stars in one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Could be something to pounce on.)

Worst Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem (nom) (He does not lend much to the movie he stars in, and the special effects on him make his performance look worse!), Anthony Hopkins (If he is nominated, he'll break a Razzie record. If he wins, he'll break TWO records!), Eric Johnson (nom) (Basically used to make Christian Grey look less bad by comparison!), Ben Kingsley (nom) (Not only a Razzie repeat offender, but his character in Collide keeps watching the Razzie nominated movie Perfect and keeps talking almost creepily about Razzie perennial Burt Reynolds!), Rob Lowe (nom) (Previously won a Razzie in this category, why not nominate him again if he's going to appear in films like Monster Trucks.), and John Turturro (nom) (He has made the ballots for the Transformers movies before, but always gets shut out. Maybe this will be his chance at a nom.)

Worst Supporting Actress - Kim Basinger (Basically in this movie because 9 1/2 Weeks, her first Razzie nomination.), Faye Dunaway (nom) (Razzie perennial Dunaway is attempting to make a big comeback, but starting off with The Bye Bye Man, not to mention being a part of the Best Picture flub at the Oscars, things do not look good for her.), Laura Haddock (nom) (She seems to be a good actress, but when put into a Bay movie where she has to look pretty while being a scientist, Star-Lord's mom cannot pull it off.), Marcia Gay Harden (nom) (Jane Seymour got a nomination for the parody version of the role, so why not the real thing?), Goldie Hawn (nom) (Making her big-screen comeback in Snatched... a movie which stunk and she stunk in it, a surefire way to receive a second nom in this category.), and Isabela Moner (nom) (Comes off as a preachy character, more than likely going to annoy some.)

Worst Director - Michael Bay (nom) (Going to go down in history as the most Razzie nominated director thanks to these Transformers movies. I would not be surprised if he wins.), James Foley (Previous Razzie nominee has returned after about three decades to director the sequel to the Razzie winning Fifty Shades of Grey. I'd say he has this in the bag.), Alex Kurtzman (nom) (Speaking of Transformers, one of the Razzie winning writers of the first and second one tried to start a cinematic universe, and boy howdy, did it get off to a rocky start!), Guy Ritchie (nom) (Speaking of cinematic universes, previous Razzie winner and husband of Madonna tried to start one too, and man did it turn out messy!), Chris Wedge (nom) (Going from animation to live-action and came out with a write-off... yeah...), and Zhang Yimou (nom) (Even with his stylized directing, he could not make the characters interesting, or those lizard creatures look convincing.)
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Vits
The thing is that animation isn't just a genre but also a format. Most people feel like they can't compare them to live-action. Same thing with fiction and documentary films.
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