Movie Review & Trailer Of The Ice Age Adventures Of Buck Wild (2022)
- Directed by: John C. Donkin
- Featuring the voice talents of:
- Simon Pegg
- Vincent tong
- Aaron Harris
- Utkarsh Ambudkar
- Justina Machado
- Sean Kenin Elias-Reyes
- Dominique Jennings
- Skyler Stone
- Jack Green
The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild continues the adventures of opossum brothers Crash and Eddie, who set out to find a place of their own. Together with the one-eyed weasel, Buck Wild, they face the dinosaurs that inhabit the Lost World.
There isn’t much point in continuing the Ice Age series anymore if you’re not going to bring back the voice talents of these characters (Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, etc), but that hasn’t stopped Disney from going one step further with the old property. from 20th Century Fox; The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild centers on opossums Crash and Eddie learning to think, finding independence by going it alone, and mustering a little bravery among all the dead who play mischief. And while not everyone deserves their movie, it’s also hard to give it a chance beyond the first 10 minutes, considering it looks like it was animated for release on the PS2 rather than a streaming service like Disney+.
For full disclosure, I finished The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, I don’t have much to say about it, hardly any effort has been made to tell a story, let alone write any sharp, goofy humor (this entry was written by a team of three and directed by John C. Donkin, who was making his debut although he served as producer on several other installments in the franchise). It kicks off with animated murals of the woolly mammoth Ellie (voiced by Dominique Jennings), bringing viewers up to speed on the series so far and the main cast of characters before handing things over to dumb and dumb possums dreaming of a new life. They happen to destroy a glacier that ruins the family’s new habitat, causing Ellie and Manny (Sean Kenin Elias-Reyes) to have a minor argument, which further pushes Crash and Eddie (Vincent Tong and Aaron Harris) to venture out into the wild. your account.
For whatever reason, Simon Pegg returns as an eyepatch-wearing Buck, crossing paths with Crash and Eddie and discovering that a dinosaur with an oversized brain and smug intelligence voiced by Utkarsh Ambudkar is planning to take over the Lost World. Naturally, Buck wants to go it alone and use the other opossums as a hindrance until Zorilla Zee (Justina Machado) comes in for some lessons on the benefits of teamwork. There are jokes about becoming superheroes with no special abilities to give you an idea of what’s going on here with humor.
Again, The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild is just a cheap movie with lazy voice actor replacements (they sound bored or fail at something like their previous counterparts), with no genuine interest in the adventure part (most of the journey is done by animating a map by watching the characters move from one place to another until they reach the final battle area). Most of the jokes are silly attempts to make the characters endearingly silly or refer to peeing (they even make one during the climactic fight). What little action there is nothing memorable with various weapons ranging from bamboo sticks to gas grenades. It’s a lot of energy that’s kind of really boring.
The story can’t even be bothered to try to teach kids not to let intelligence cloud humanity and judgment (which seems to be the original intent considering the villain), let alone the usual check marks of being yourself and courage. Worst of all, it’s an eyesore to see people assuming it came out in 2005 and not 2022. There are plenty of reasons to be a Disney+ subscriber; The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild is not one of them. It should have gone the way of the dinosaur during its initial production.
Source: Robert Kojder, Flickering Myth, Direct News 99