(click on thumbnail below to see the poster for the new Ice Age movie, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs)
Kid movies tend to focus on talking animals, so it’s a little weird to bash them for historical inaccuracy. But still, some shit is just crossing the line.
A movie that came out a few years ago Barnyard comes to mind – I can’t remember the name, but it had animated cows with distinctly male voices (Sam Elliott!) sporting comical udders on their chests. C’mon man, that ain’t right.
You wouldn’t draw a donkey with a big, dangly cock and then cast Cameron Diaz as the voice, would you? That’s like expecting us to believe Paris Hilton as the fairy-tale hottie. My point is: you shouldn’t call a movie set in the ice age Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Can’t they just change the setting to another planet, or a parallel universe or something? Seriously, it’s an easy fix.
Kids are easily confused as it is – we don’t need to make it any tougher on them by making movies called Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Civil War: A JFK Story or Drano: The Wonder Tonic. I blame so much of my short-term memory problems on all those The Pass-Out Game Club books I used to read. Every day my Little League coach would tell me I was special because we had our own little secret… wait, what was I talking about again?