'The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild' Review: Iconic movie's spin-off is a fun watch
After finally leaving their herd, Crash and Eddie are in for an adventure of a lifetime. What does Buck have in store for them?
The latest movie in the famous 'Ice Age' franchise is a must-watch - as it has been all these years, age no bar! With a mix of adventure, feel-good and wholesome scenes, this movie will definitely hit the right spots.
Starring our favorites as always, 'The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild' focuses more on the troublesome brothers Eddie and Crash, along with the adventurous weasel from the Lost World, Buck. We're also introduced to a new character, Buck's friend from his once superhero gang, Zee the Zorilla, who's a cooler version of a skunk.
Like previous movies in the 'Ice Age' franchise, 'The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild' promises a fun watch.
The main plot of the movie involves Eddie and Crash wondering what life would be like if they weren't constantly nagged by Ellie and the rest of their "herd". Both Manny and Ellie tease the boys saying they can't take care, protect or fend for themselves if the group didn't stick together. Of course, this was more than enough to throw them off the edge.
A big chunk of the movie involves the possum brothers discovering their new independent life, but not without a bunch of careless accidents. They somehow tumble into the Lost World, reunite with their old friend, Buck the weasel, and also Mama T (the T Rex whose babies Sid took care of in 'Dawn of the Dinosaurs').
Buck has his own problems in the Lost World since he's been waiting to teach Orson (a greedy and tiny Triceratops) a lesson. Orson has been meaning to take over and be the official leader of the Lost World, and won't let Buck tell him otherwise. On the contrary, Buck even tried helping him by sending him to Lava Land, thinking he'll reconsider and change his ways for the better. Surely, the one-eyed weasel was wrong.
All in all, the latest spin-off of the famous franchise definitely deserves a thumbs up. The only con is that as viewers, we might tend to want more of Manny, Sid, and Diego on screen.
'The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild' was released on January 28, 2022, on Hotstar.