Now I already know what some of you are thinking: ‘Another Ice Age? Seriously’? To be honest, I felt the same way. However, this installment to the franchise was very refreshing, and to see how the quality of animation has evolved over the years is fascinating. Anywho, I, of course, started my day off with some Pokemon Go, because who isn’t? The Fox Studio lot had plenty of poke stops, and I wasn’t the only person chasing after Squirtle while stocking up on poke balls at the same time.
After killing the time with Pokemon, my family and I quickly took our shots on the blue carpet. Before getting our pictures taken, we huddled up to decide how we would all pose and eventually chose the ‘mom in the center, middle child hold the youngest’ pose.
Soon after that, it was time to screen the film, and as I took my seat there, he was. Possibly one of my top five favorite childhood stars, Josh Peck, standing in the center of the theater and easily recognizable. I kept my cool and didn’t rush to get a picture with him because I figured I’d catch him afterward, but that’s when it happened. Josh was rushed with fans like myself who also wanted a picture with him, so I figured I’d ask him if we wouldn’t mind taking a picture with me, while it seemed appropriate.
When I introduced myself to him, we shook hands, and I told him “Josh, you are like my childhood, so we need to take a selfie.” As we took the photo, he commented on the dark lighting of the theater and how it might affect the quality, but my smile was so bright that it didn’t matter. Afterward, he complimented my bowtie, and I still regret not asking him how many Pokemon he’s caught.
So as I implied before, I wasn’t expecting much out of the newest installment to Ice Age, but it ended up being my second favorite Ice Age, the original being my most favorite. The scenes throughout the movie reminded me of old school cartoons, and I feel like that’s one of the ways this film will appeal to the older audience, especially the scenes with Scrat and the elusive acorn. After the credits had rolled everyone seemed pleased with Ice Age: Collision Course as a whole and left with smiling faces.
As soon as I exited the theater, it felt like one of those commercials where the main protagonist steps into a party, except we weren’t celebrating hygiene products. As soon as I saw people walking around with plates of pizza and corn dogs I knew that this was my kind of party. Great music was playing loud, all kinds of people crowded the lot, and there were catering trucks everywhere.
My mom “Mrs. Kathy King” had an opportunity to meet Alicia Sixtos (Maya ~ East Los High), Family” the beautiful Viva Livin (East Los High Season 3), Forrest Wheeler (Middle Brother in Fresh Off the Boat) and she was super excited to meet her favorite singing trio from this years America’s Got Talent “Edgar Family Band.”
The infamous Squirrel, who took time off from chasing acorns to take pictures with a party guest. Houston couldn’t resist grabbing a picture with him.
After mingling with our buddies and meeting like half the cast of East Los High, we took some water bottles for the road and went our way. I do think you will enjoy Ice Age: Collision Course as much as we did, the jokes and characters are all original, and it’s bound to make a great night out with the family.
Until Next Time