|The Top 10 Things I Learned From Ice Age 4: Continental Drift|
Scrat the squirrel is at it again—frantically trying to collect nuts and hide them. Only this time, his nutty ways actually have global consequences, and the entire land mass splits into continents, separating family and friends in an adventure that includes ice ships, sea pirates, teenage temper tantrums, new friends…and new continents… A few days ago, I dodged the Northwest’s mini-heat wave and took some time to see Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. The movie itself was entertaining, and there were some funny parts. I do have some comments to share...
Icres 1 asked me to specifically talk about one phrase from the movie, when a giant crab appears and one of the characters says, “Holy crab!” It’s meant to be funny, like a pun, because when people hear it, they immediately think of the “c” word, even though the character doesn’t actually say it. It’s not something I suggest you repeat, for a couple of reasons. First, Ephesians 5:4 says there shouldn’t be “obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place”—and that’s kind of what the character is doing by implying the “c” word. Secondly, the word “holy” means that someone or something has been set apart for use by God. So to pair the word holy with the other word…well, it’s tasteless and kind of irreverent…and definitely not cool. Fortunately, that was the only phrase I noticed like that.
As with pretty much all movies, there were some positives and some negatives. Here are the top 10 messages I got from the movie:
1. Choose your “herd” wisely. If your friends are mean to others, then they might be mean to you, too.
2. Don't say anything you can’t take back, especially since you don’t know if you will get an opportunity.
3. Friends always have each other’s back.
4. Family is one of the most important gifts we have.
5. In times of crisis, we figure out what truly matters to us.
6. We are all in danger of being lured away by our own evil desires.
1. It’s OK to smack other people if they say something we think is stupid.
2. It’s OK to disrespect old people, as long as you’re still taking care of them.
3. It’s OK to call people names.
4. If you disobey your parents, they will come to their senses and trust you with more privileges.
Now you know what I thought! I’d love to hear your thoughts…