Parents' Guide to

The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Peril, potty humor in sequel about family and growing up.

Movie PG 2022 81 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 5+
20 years later and Ice Age is still on the roll. The Ice Age animal family comes back, and Crash and Eddie ends up in dino country with Buck and his girlfriend. Lots of action with prehistoric reptiles that can be scary for some kids and innuendos, also no Scrat but he got his show on Disney+. This might not get lots of awards this Winter, but good for the dinosaur loving family and good for your wallet when you want to get tons of Ice Age toys.
age 5+

This is not funny, Wayne

Stop it, Wayne

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (10 ):

If you enjoy 80 straight minutes of animated action interspersed with witty one-liners and some positive life lessons, or if you're just a fan of the Ice Age franchise, then this movie is for you. The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild carries on the franchise's formula by picking up characters and plot lines from earlier films. Opening and closing credits memorably involve cave drawings of the animal cast, but the voiceover narration recapping past events could confuse newcomers with too many names. This installment has very little character development beyond the Crash and Eddie storyline. The boys are all grown up, and despite typical teenage behavior, they announce they're ready to move out and get their own "bachelor pad." Of course, they immediately stumble into trouble.

Parents might connect in a surprising way with both the boys' eye-roll-worthy shenanigans and also their eventual growth and maturation. They go from announcing "It's time for us to make our own destiny… and maybe even make our own lunch," to discovering their own strengths and demonstrating real empathy for others. Meanwhile, the surrogate parent figure, big sis Ellie, learns she has no choice but to have faith in the boys' ability to take care of themselves. The new character of Zee offers them a new big sis figure, and it's her role in this film to show them the loving patience that helps build their confidence. Plenty of positive family lessons sketched in here.

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