If I were to rank each Ice Age installment (one being the highest and 4 being at the bottom of the pile), I would still put the original Ice Age way up there on number 1.
My boys, however, are pitting Ice Age 3 vs Ice Age 4 at number 1. These 2 are way more action packed than the first... and boys will be boys.
We're unanimous on keeping Ice Age 2 at number 4 simply because my boys aren't into that mammoth love thing, and I personally am not a mammoth fan of Ellie.
Anyhoo, Ice Age 3 was awesome simply because it had Buck. Buck stole all the crazy from Sid putting him at the top spot for brave animal misfit --which my boys adore about action characters.
My boys thought the bad guys of Ice Age 4 were cooler, too. Nothing beats pirates. Uhm, ok maybe dinosaurs do. But just a little.
The big questions now are these. With this kind of kiddie box office success, will there be an Ice Age 5? And, will the end of their world come first ...before ours?