Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

3-D sequel is fun but also more intense than past films.

PG 2009 87 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 52 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 66 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Unnecessary Sexy Parts

You should know that there’s a couple innuendos … The Sid character want to get milk from an oxen type creature in order to feed the baby dinosaurs he found. He reaches up and pulls on something underneath the animal, who reacts with shock and surprise and then growls at Sid. Sid ran and yelled “sorry, I thought you were a female!” Then later the boy squirrel is stuck on the tree trunk with tar, and the acorn stuck on him with tar. The girl squirrel shows up and seductive music plays as it shows a close up of her fingers “walking” seductively on the acorn towards Sid’s face, then suddenly she grabs hold of the acorns stem and yanks it off. Sis screams as the shot reveals his bare chest with his fur ripped off b

This title has:

Too much sex
age 2+

Great movie for people who aren’t easily offended

It’s easy for people to find things to be offended over in these Ice Age movies. They have some crude humor, which a lot of people don’t like. They’re rated PG for a reason. My household doesn’t mind it. There is a pregnant character, but if a child doesn’t understand “a baby in a woman’s belly”, there’s a serious problem. I have a hard time believing a 6-10 year old has never seen a pregnant woman or animal in real life. The characters tease each other in a brotherly sort of way. I wouldn’t call it “bullying”. The dinosaurs can be a bit scary. The squirrels flirt. For Pete’s sake- there was no sexual assault. That was a complete overreaction on someone else’s review. There’s a lot of action, but we liked it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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