I was really nervous about seeing this one because the timeline of the story was a bit wrong but it made sense in the end. In real-life, dinosaurs really liked millions of years before the Ice Age. In this film, the dinosaurs still lived but was underneath the Ice Age living underneath in a different world. Also, because I find Ice Age very similar to Shrek. I hated the third Shrek film so I was hoping that I wouldn't hate Ice Age 3. When I saw it, I absolutely loved it!! It stayed in exactly the same place as far as kind of humour is concerned. I have to say that this is the funniest of the trilogy but doesn't have the best story of the trilogy. Ice Age 3 is such a clever film to watch with the very childish dialogue. This film literally made me laugh so much that it really hurt. That feeling is really great and really horrible at the same time. This one had a lot of clever human sceneries in it like the little Ice Age playground and the "mummy" moments when it comes to Sid. This film literally cracked me up! The experience of watching this film in 3D was an absolute delight as was watching Coraline in 3D too.
Manny and the gang are back! Manny and Ellie are having a baby and they have a lot of things against them first for them to be a happy family. Manny is preparing the best he can to be a father but has to get through Sid first. Sid becomes more annoying than ever in this one which makes me laugh the most about him. Sid is almost exactly the same kind of character as Donkey from Shrek. Sid is my favourite character from the film and is one of my favourite animated characters of all time! Diego is in a awkward situation due to Ellie's pregnancy and that he doesn't feel like being part of a family. Scrat is after the nut once again but new character Scraté is after it as well. Scrat becomes involved with Manny, Sid, Diego, Ellie etc in quite a few scenes that are part of the story. New character Buck is a weasel who is a lot like Puss In Boots from Shrek. Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah and Seann William Scott returned to voice Manny, Sid, Diego, Ellie, Crash and Eddie. Simon Pegg joins the cast in the third film as the voice of Buck.
Carlos Saldanha returns as director and did a great job once again as he did in the second film. The humour is just absolutely hilarious that isn't over the top and isn't too childish either. The humour is the one thing that makes Ice Age almost the same as Shrek. This one does teach about family and how powerful friendship and love really is. Ice Age 3 is a combination between two ages of the world that does look like a messed up timeline because the Ice Age was millions of years after the dinosaurs lived but it did make sense.
Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs is the funniest of the trilogy but it isn't the best. I like this one more than the first one but still prefer the second one. I have now decided that Ice Age is better than Shrek because I love all three Ice Age films but only love Shrek 1 and 2 because I hate Shrek The Third. This will be one of the best films of 2009 which doesn't really seem like a great year for cinema. Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs is an absolutely hilarious film that I would watch over and over again when it comes out on DVD.