The Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild returns with the iconic mammals from the movie franchise. But this time, the colorful dinosaurs make their appearance – not all of them have good intentions. A certain Triceratops wants to rule the Dinosaur World, but his plan begins to fall through the cracks when his not-so-loyal Velociraptors turn against him.
Two possums, Eddie and Crash, are a part of the beloved Ice Age gang. Manny, Ellie, Sid, and Diego know that Eddie and Crash have a small chance of living outside their home. The possums’ lack of awareness limits their chances even more, especially when they venture out into the jungle to find a giant spider and poisonous frogs.
Eddie and Crash are like newborn chicks leaving the nest with very little knowledge of the world. Their possum humor doesn’t go a long way, but Eddie and Crash’s friendship with Zee and Buck just might be their saving grace.
Even after the chaos of Orson and his fire-obsessed army, Eddie and Crash find their place within the animal kingdom. Will the Dinosaur World live in harmony forever or is Orson hiding from the Velociraptors as he comes up with another plan for complete control?
This Disney animated movie is all about diversity with a diverse cast to mirror the numerous animals within the animal kingdom. Vincent Tong (Crash), Simon Pegg (Buck), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Orson), Justina Machado (Zee), and Aaron Harris (Eddie) aren’t new to the movie scene as they’ve been a part of major projects like Shaun of the Dead, Muppets, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Six Feet Under. The actors’ exceptional performance in bringing the characters to life makes the Ice Age movie binge-worthy and delightful.
Eddie and Crash are on a mission to prove to the rest of the family that possums are capable of living on their own. So, when they leave home, the possums begin to realize just how big the world can be as they come across different animals. Buck, the intelligent weasel, swoops in on a flying dinosaur to save the possums. However, with most movies, a villain disrupts the peaceful order of things. Buck questions the size of Orson’s brain after receiving a threat from Orson. His head may be big, but his capabilities to think effectively are slim to none. Orson gathers his army of Velociraptors and stands above the dinosaurs in preparation to rule the Dinosaur World, but Zee, Buck, Eddie, and Crash sail on their bone boat to go after him before it’s too late.
Even though Eddie and Crash may not be the smartest animals to roam the Earth, they’re led by Buck and Zee, eventually changing their mindset of the world. The message is clear, find courage in your chest fur.
Mammal Squad Goals
Once again, Ice Age has shown us the heart-warming connection with Diego, Sid, Eddie, Crash, Ellie, and Manny. When Eddie and Crash disappear out into the world, the rest of the gang can’t help but feel that their presence is important. Ellie recalls how she was saved by the possums, and the gang makes an effort to find them. The central theme of the Ice Age 6 is “family,” which comes to no surprise since the whole Ice Age collection is based on being together with your loved ones.
Orson as the Antagonist
It is clear from the first time they meet up in the movie, that Orson dislikes the weasel. Orson’s plan to take over the Dinosaur World may be driven by his hatred for Buck. Orson and Buck Wild’s characters are two complete opposites with one in favor to keep the harmony of the Dinosaur World while the other wanting to establish power for himself. Buck is far from the self-centered Orson who manipulates Velociraptors. Instead, he wants Orson to see the light in things and become part of the peaceful world.
Courage and Resourcefulness
These two words help them defeat Orson. Through Buck and Zee’s advice, Eddie and Crash miraculously come up with a plan to send Orson off his feet. It looks like Orson can’t keep his army of dinosaurs for very long. It also begs to question how two possums that can only play dead, become a part of the team that saves the world. Let’s not even mention the fact that Eddie and Crash were unaware that they were mammals.
The Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild doesn’t fall short of a great Disney movie to lift your spirits. Eddie and Crash drive the comedy train to the end as they save the Dinosaur World from Orson. Even without the heavy focus on the main Ice Age characters, the director, John C Donkin, and producer, Lori Forte, weaves them perfectly into the storyline. This movie is honestly one of the best adventures to make the big screen this year with limitless energy and beautiful messages to perfectly wrap up the film. The Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild has reminded me to appreciate every moment spent with family.
Hope you loved this Ice Age 6 movie review. Watch on Disney+ January 28th!
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