Last weekend we attended the London Screening of Ice Age Collision Course, the fifth (yes, really) instalment in this huge box office franchise. It's hard to believe that the first film, Ice Age, aired in 2002 before I even had children (yet I still saw the film. I was a student. I saw a lot of films).
By the time the second instalment was screened in 2006, I was a mum of two and throughout the years my (now a total of four, gulp) kids have managed to catch up and watch all of the Ice Age Films.
At the screening, I loved the balloon arch and iced "ICE" biscuits, although I left these to the kids and stuck with a definitely vegan fruit salad. I can see us recreating these biscuits at home.
Simon Pegg, Buck the Weasel, also attended the screening as his character returns to the Ice Age saga after a one film break. We queued for Izzy to have a photo with Sid and Scrat, pictured above. In typical form, once it was our turn she changed her mind, thankfully Mr Pegg and a host of other celebrities were more willing!
Then it was time to go through and watch the film- exciting!
Ice Age- Collision Course- what's it all about?
From Producer Lori Forte and Directors Mike Thurmeier and Galen Chu, ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE opens tomorrow and stars returning cast members Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes with Jennifer Lopez and Queen Latifah.
Joining the herd are Stephanie Beatriz, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
We really enjoyed the film, from the visually beautiful animation, to the cuddly woolly mammoths, the loving but real family and friendship relationship, lots of humour and dance in your seats music (Jessie J sings her new single, My Superstar in the movie). The kids were gripped throughout and laughed out loads lots too- even during the Scrat scenes which made me wince in my seat.
Personally, I wouldn't choose to watch an Ice Age film at home, although the kids do often, but I enjoy taking the kids to watch them at the cinema- it's definitely a good family choice for the summer holidays!
After the screening, we were invited to Pizza Express for more Ice Age fun.
Ice Age Collison Force is released today, Friday 15th July, in the UK and you can watch the trailer below:
Thank you for inviting us to the Ice Age Screening.