Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)

Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), and Diego (Denis Leary) may have made it through the big freeze, but when the ice begins to melt, the heroic trio must warn the other inhabitants of their peaceful valley of the coming flood in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 31, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its impressive animation and the hilarious antics of the saber-toothed squirrel Scrat, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown comes up short on the storytelling front.

Derek Adams
Time Out

The storyline wanes towards the end and, from the kids' point of view, the whole package lacks momentum.

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Todd McCarthy

A tad crasser and pushier than its predecessor, Ice Age: The Meltdown is still an entirely serviceable follow-up to the 2002 hit that will thoroughly amuse kids and get a rise or two out of parents as well.

Steve Biodrowski

Ice Age: The Meltdown is a considerable improvement over its predecessor...As before, Scrat (again voiced by Chris Wedge, who this time did not direct) steals the show.

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Jim Ridley
Village Voice

Watching this zoo of long-vanished quadrupeds, you're left with an eerie message for our own warming times: They fought the thaw, and the thaw won.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The Meltdown is at least faithful to its predecessor in the sense of being equally as underwhelming.

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Cole Smithey

As with the first "Ice Age" movie it is Scrat the acorn-obsessed rodent who bookends the movie and steals the most laughs with his hilarious attempts at obtaining an ever-elusive acorn.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[The film] has lots of energy, some decent animation and good voice-over work -- but no real story and few chuckles.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The film feels visually richer than its predecessor, but has the same brand of uncomplicated all-ages charm.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

I've seen cooked spaghetti with more tension.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
This film is a major step down compared to how good the first film is and it just gets worse for the ice age series from here. The jokes range from almost… More
Everett Johnson
I am not a fan of the first "Ice Age" at all really, it just doesn't work for me. However, I do like the sequels. "Ice Age 2: The… More
danny d
on par with the first in the series. decent characters and a good concept, average humor and execution. overall, decent family fun.
KJ Proulx
By the end of this film, I feel that the lessons learned are much more powerful than the first film, making me falsify my thoughts. The conclusion of this film… More
Phil Hubbs
I like how they use the realtime events in Earth's ancient history as guidelines for the continuing adventures in this franchise. This time the nicely… More
Jim Careter
A movie that almost that could've lived up to the first if only they could have kept the things that made the first so special.