Monday, March 24, 2008
'Ice Age 3' Trailer as Powerful Allegory
Posted by JPX
From iwatchstuff, Though a bit dark and shaky, this bootleg of the Ice Age 3 teaser trailer gives some hope for the seemingly unnecessary sequel. While I had assumed this was just another broad attempt at making some money based on the franchise's baffling popularity, this trailer reveals the film to be a brilliant post-modern examination of the its own creation, told through hilarious, rat-based comedy.
Beginning with a long, swooping shot of a stark arctic landscape--clearly representative of the hopelessly barren mind of the writer--we're eventually reintroduced to that little rat character (i.e., desperation) everyone is so fond of. In his typical, laugh-inducing fashion, Desperation the Rat strains against the cold, biting winds of dignity in the hopes of reaching his precious acorn (a paycheck, obviously). Will he be able to fight the harsh chill of self-respect yet again? Keep watching!
See it here
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