Amy, we hardly knew ye
The Ice Age series has always gone more for the heart that the funny bone, though there is no denying that Scrat’s eternal and Sisyphean struggle both to acquire and to retain the acorn he’s been chasing through the four previous films has, in equal parts, both hilarity and a keen commentary on the noble struggle of humankind against a basically unfeeling universe.
There is nothing wrong with a light comedy, even one as formulaic as MONSTER-IN-LAW. At least not in principle. Alas, when the makers rely on the formula to carry the day, and they are stuck with the self-absorbed performances of their two starring actresses, who are more concerned with image than character, well, there is… Read More »