Ice Age Forever After (FAKE)
Ice Age Forever After (previously promoted as Ice Age: The Final Chapter and promoted for home release as Ice Age Forever After: The Final Chapter) is a 2019 American computer-animated comedy film produced by GMW and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the sixth and final installment in the Ice Age film series and the sequel to Ice Age: Collision Course. It opened in cinemas in the United States in August 16, 2019.
The film is also a crossover with AGW, AGW, Marvel, Super Mario, BTSW, "Despacito" (as well as its sequel), "This Is America", ExplodingTNT's YouTube channel, "Dame Tu Cosita", Star Wars and BTSW, and features cameos from YouTubers such as PewDiePie and MrBeast.
Long-settled into married life and fully domesticated, Manny begins to long for the days when he felt like a loner. Duped into signing a contract with devious Herobrine, he finds himself in an alternate version of Herd Valley, where mammoths are hunted, Herobrine rules, and he and Ellie have never met. Manny must find a way out of the contract to restore his world and reclaim his true love.
Desperate to end the ongoing Last Glacial Period, Deadpool, the ruler of the Ice Age dimension, meets with con artist, Minecraft player and intergalactic demon-like being Herobrine, who requests to become the ruler of the Ice Age dimension in exchange for helping him; Deadpool agree to sign away his dimension, but the deal is abruptly canceled at the last second for some reason when they learn from an Enderman, one of Herobrine's minions, that Manny and Ellie have met and fallen in love.
In the present, Herobrine is tearing pages of a book in a library in the Overworld of a Minecraft server telling the story of the first five Ice Age films, culminating in the events of Ice Age: Collision Course, lamenting his failure to become the ruler of the Ice Age dimension. After attempting to offer a deal to Steve to make him join AGW as a playable fighter, he is kicked out of the library. Seeking revenge against Manny for inadvertently ruining his plans, Herobrine angrily wishes for him to have never born.
Meanwhile, Manny and Ellie and their daughter, Peaches, as well as the rest of the Herd, consisting of Sid, Diego, Crash, Eddie, Louis, Buck, Shira, Granny, Julian, Brooke, Gavin, Gertie and Roger are living a happy and content life in the forest... or so it looks, at first; it is revealed that Manny has grown tired of the same routine, day after day, with no time or rest for himself, and what pours salt on the wound is that the other animals are now clamoring fans and treat Manny like a celebrity, constantly visiting him at his home; this leads him to long for his past, when he was alone and had privacy... when he was a loner.
Manny and the gang return to the valley to celebrate the anniversary of the first month of Peaches and Julian's marriage at the same place where Manny and Ellie celebrated their anniversary in Collision Course. Several things annoy Manny at the party; Sid licking the ice sculpture of a mammoth and Purple Shep, who is here for some reason, eating it, as well as a replacement mammoth ice sculpture; and E constantly requesting Manny to do the mammoth trumpet. In frustration, Manny lets out a mighty mammoth trumpet; the entire crowd cheers. After Scrat brings out another replacement mammoth ice sculpture, Manny smashes it, as the mammoth ice sculpture has a "cute" face on it, serving as a reminder of what he has lost. Manny and Ellie head off to discuss his actions; Manny rants to her about how he wishes his life were how it was — when the animals would leave him alone, when he could relax in peace... when he was a loner — before he met the Herd. Hurt, Ellie tells him he has everything and that he is the only one who cannot see that, and gives up trying to knock some sense in him.
Herobrine (who has arrived here earlier via his ability of teleportation), having overheard the outburst, follows Manny on his long return back home and arranges for him to appear to save his life. In return, Herobrine offers Manny a tour in his castle in the Nether as well as some drinks and food, to which he agrees; during the tour, Manny laments that he is no longer and wishes to be one for just a day. Herobrine offers him a contract offering him just that, titled "Loner for a Day"; in exchange, Manny is required to have a day of his life be erased; they both agree that it would be a day from his childhood he would not remember. Upon signing the contract, Manny is whisked away into an alternate reality.
Now feared by the animals, Manny decides to take the opportunity to cause some lighthearted mischief, in a montage set to "Top of the World" by Carpenters. Whilst walking through the forest, Manny finds that Ellie is a fugitive and his home deserted and desolate. He is discovered and attacked by the Ender Dragon and Wither, who render him unconscious and capture him. Manny wakes up in a caged cart driven by Sid and Diego; he tries to ask them what is going on, but Sid and Diego do not know who Manny is in this reality. Manny eventually learns from Sid and Diego that he is being taken where every mammoth is taken, to Herobrine.
They arrive at the derelict and run down valley, now ruled by Herobrine. Inside a castle reminiscent of the one in the Nether, where mammoths and other animals are enslaved, Manny is brought before Herobrine, who, upon noticing him, thanks him for making his wishes come true. Herobrine reveals to Manny that he erased the day he was born; consequently, instead of ending the ongoing ice age, Deadpool ended up disappearing from existence upon signing away the Ice Age dimension to Herobrine. As such, when the day ends, Manny would cease to exist, as in this alternate reality he has never existed; thus, he has never met Ellie, and ultimately his daughter, Peaches, does not exist by extension. Enraged, Manny breaks free from the grasp of Herobrine's monsters and steals a Potion of Flight (reminiscent of your typical potion from Minecraft), allowing him to fly as he escapes from them and grabs Sid and Diego.
Manny, Sid and Diego crash-land in a forest, safe from Herobrine's forces; Sid and Diego, terrified of mammoths just as anyone else would be in this alternate reality, attempt to flee, but Manny successfully stops them from running away. In an attempt to convince Sid and Diego to trust him, Manny poorly sings a showtune and smiles; the attempt fails, with Sid and Diego running away in fear. Manny discovers that he had brought the necklace once given to him by the humans as a gift for returning the baby Roshan to them, a reminder of his first adventure with Sid and Diego, and begins crying over his erased history. Having never seen a mammoth cry before, Sid and Diego choose to trust him. Manny informs them that he has signed a contract with Herobrine, to which Sid and Diego respond that he never should've done; they then help Manny find a hidden exit clause within the contract by folding it in a certain way - at least in this case, as an origami heart; Manny discovers that the way to break the contract is to share true love's kiss, which will nullify the contract. Realizing that he has to share a kiss with Ellie, Manny teleports via plot contrivance to the tree where he initially met Ellie in his original timeline; he finds that she is not there.
Upon finding Manny lamenting that he cannot find the location of Ellie, Pink Sheep explains to him that he can track the location of any specific individual with his mustache; in a traveling montage, Manny, Sid and Diego follow Pink Sheep and his Prankster Gangster Nation as he continuously tracks down the location of Ellie. Eventually, after some time of continuous teleportation, they find to a plate of waffles covered in syrup with a fork sunk into said waffles left on a flat boulder in the middle of the forest. Manny tries to convince Sid and Diego not to eat the waffles, telling him how obvious of a trap it is, but Sid and Diego taste it anyways; tasting the waffles causes a trap to trigger as a log forces both Sid and Diego into a large hole under the flat boulder. Manny and the Prankster Gangster Nation follow Sid and Diego through it underground, and find an entire community of mammoths who make up the resistance to free the valley, as well as mammoths everywhere; the members of the mammoth resistance demonstrate a war call by blowing their ears as if they were trumpets. Ellie comes out — the leader of the resistance. As one might expect... except for Manny himself, Ellie does not recognize him. He tries to explain the situation to her, but poorly; before he can continue, Herobrine's forces patrol by, encouraging all the mammoths to hide.
Meanwhile, Herobrine has a meeting with several of his minions, including the Ender Dragon and Wither; he threatens them with his enchanted diamond sword in order to convince them into stopping Manny before he kisses Ellie and breaks the contract. Herobrine decides to hire a professional bounty hunter, based on a suggestion from one of his minions, an evoker.
Manny, Sid and Diego eavesdrop on Ellie, who is briefing her troops as well as Crash and Eddie on how Herobrine will lead the Mammoth Hunt himself, before explaining her plan for a counterattack on the Mammoth Hunt, which involves ambushing Herobrine now that he is out of the safety of his castle. On the other hand, Manny is intending to get Ellie to fall in love with him all over again so she would kiss him and thus nullify the contract. He sneaks into her room, where he finds a morbidly obese Scrat, who has retired from attempting to bury his acorn in the ground and since gone soft, becoming, in effect, Ellie's pet. Ellie finds Manny in her room; Manny tries to woo her with gifts, but it fails and Ellie sends him out of her room.
Meanwhile, it turns out that the bounty hunter Herobrine has hired is Jar Jar Binks; using his flute, he is able to manipulate any person or creature he sets his flute to, demonstrating by setting the flute to creepers and making several creepers break dance against their will. As Jar Jar has proven his expertise, Herobrine agrees to pay him.
Manny learns from the other mammoths at dinner that the usual romantic gestures would not work with Ellie and that the only thing she really cares about is getting rid of Herobrine. Manny finds Ellie training in her target room, and, in an attempt to get closer to her, begins to feign interest in the armory and weapons. The two begin sparring and having a good time with each other, with Ellie beginning to take a liking to Manny; but before Manny can get too close, Ellie snaps out of it and orders him to get ready for the mission. Scrat, having eavesdropped on the sparring, convinces Manny to continue pursuing Ellie, telling him that he saw "a spark in her" that means that he is her true love; Pink Sheep convinces Scrat to recruit several real-life people and fictional characters, as well as the remaining members of the Herd.
When Herobrine's carriage and his forces leave the castle, the mammoth resistance leaves their hideout and waits for the time to ambush, disguising themselves to wait for Herobrine's carriage to pass by while Ellie scouts ahead to provide the group with the signal they will use to attack. Ignoring the plan, Manny follows Ellie up to her lookout, where he proceeds to tell her everything he has gotten to know about her. With Ellie distracted, the signal fails to come to the other mammoths; Crash and Eddie grow impatient and take it upon themselves to issue the order. Crash, Eddie and the mammoths out to take down the carriage, only to find it empty; it turns out that the caravan is a trap laid by Jar Jar Binks, who proceeds to force the mammoths as well as Crash and Eddie into a dance number (even though Crash and Eddie clearly aren't mammoths, and thus shouldn't be affected by this), of which only the chef of the mammoth resistance enjoys. Meanwhile, Manny and Ellie start dancing randomly, unaware of what has occurred. Sid, Diego, Pink Sheep, the Prankster Gangster Nation and Scrat, as well as those he has recruited, including Steve, Alex, the Angry Birds, Purple Shep, ExplodingTNT, Failboat, Thanos, SpongeBob SquarePants, Geno, E, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Migos, Popoy the alien, PewDiePie, MrBeast, the Loud children, Louis, Shira, Granny, Brooke, and Gertie, ride down the hill and grab Manny and Ellie, attempting to ride them away from the music, but all end up falling into the river.
On snow-covered land, Ellie attempts to go back to her friends, but Manny stops her, insisting that she kiss him in order to fix everything and save her friends; she reluctantly obliges, but nothing happens since she is not in love, and leaves Manny behind. Meanwhile, the other mammoths as well as Crash and Eddie have been brought to Herobrine's castle, already locked up in cages. Having been informed by Jar Jar Binks that Manny and Ellie are together, Herobrine announces to the populace via Force projection that he is offering a reward in exchange for bringing Manny before him — the deal of a lifetime.
Buck attempts to capture Manny to collect his bounty, but he is captured by Manny, to whom he reveals to that Herobrine has offered him the deal of a lifetime in exchange of bringing Manny before him. He turns himself in, with Herobrine being forced to allow Manny to sign the contract; Manny uses the wish to free the captured mammoths, as well as Crash and Eddie. Capturing Manny, Herobrine reveals to him that he has captured Ellie and that signing the contract did not free her, because the plot says so. Herobrine has the both of them chained in the same room but unable to reach each other; Ellie is enthralled by Manny's attempt to rescue her.
Meanwhile, Sid, Diego, Scrat, Pink Sheep, the Prankster Gangster Nation, Steve, Alex, the Angry Birds, Purple Shep, ExplodingTNT, Failboat, Thanos, SpongeBob SquarePants, Geno, E, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Migos, Popoy the alien, PewDiePie, MrBeast, the Loud children, Louis, Shira, Granny, Brooke, Gertie, Crash, Eddie and the freed mammoths discuss a plan on how they intend to break into Herobrine's castle and free Manny and Ellie; Herobrine unleashes every antagonist in the Ice Age series, consisting of Soto and his subordinates, as well as Carl and Frank, Dab and his dodo flock, Cretaceous and Maelstrom (both of whom now have the ability to fly for some reason), the Lone Gunslinger, an Ankylosaurus, several pterosaurs and Guanlong, Rudy, Captain Gutt and his crew, and several sirens, intending to have them all execute both Manny and Ellie in front of him and his forces. Sid, Diego and Scrat arrive, and the others, disguising as a decorated ball, burst out as they all fight Herobrine's forces.
As Sid, Diego, Scrat, and the other members of the Herd, as well as the real-life people and fictional characters, continue fighting against Herobrine's forces, Manny and Ellie work together to subdue Soto and his subordinates, Carl and Frank, Dab and his dodo flock, Cretaceous and Maelstrom, Lone Gunslinger, the Ankylosaurus, the pterosaurs and Guanlong, Rudy, Captain Gutt and his crew, and the sirens by chaining them up and trapping them. Upon being cornered by the other heroes, Herobrine attempts to flee with the Wither whilst riding the Ender Dragon; Manny lassos the Ender Dragon and Wither and brings Herobrine down to the ground; the heroes have won the Battle of the Valley. However, it is at daybreak and as such, Manny begins to disappear from existence. Having fallen in love with him, Ellie kisses Manny just before he disappears, which nullifies the contract; the alternate reality begins to disintegrate, with everyone disappearing and Herobrine falling into the golden void as he disappear as well. Manny is transported back to his original reality just before he lost his temper at the anniversary of the first month of Peaches and Julian's marriage. Instead of lashing out, he embraces his family and friends with a newfound appreciation, truly living happily ever after.
- Ray Romano as Manny, a woolly mammoth, leader of the Herd, Ellie's mate and Peaches's father.
- John Leguizamo as Sid, a ground sloth and the founder of the Herd and best friend of Manny and Diego.
- Denis Leary as Diego, a saber-toothed tiger and a member of the Herd, as well as Shira's mate and the best friend of Many and Sid.
- Queen Latifah as Ellie, a female woolly mammoth – Manny's mate, Peaches' mother and Crash and Eddie's adoptive sister.
- Alex Hirsch as Herobrine, a Minecraft player whose skin resembles that of Steve, but with no pupils in his eyes. He commands armies of monsters from Minecraft and harnesses supernatural abilities (i.e. teleportation, flying, shooting fireballs from his hands), and is the main antagonist of the film.
- Alan Tudyk as the Ender Dragon and Wither, two monsters who are subordinates of Herobrine, Dab, the greedy head of his dodo flock, and Lenny, a saber-toothed tiger and one of Soto's subordinates.
- Keith Ferguson, Sam Riegel, Tom Kenny, and Frank Welker as members of Herobrine's forces, consisting of monsters from Minecraft such as creepers, zombies, skeletons, endermen, spiders, witches, silverfish, slimes, piglins, ghasts, blazes, magma cubes, shulkers, endermites, illagers, guardians, phantoms, drowned, husks, strays, and ravagers.
- ExplodingTNT as himself.
- Failboat as himself.
- Josh Brolin as Thanos, an alien warlord from the planet Titan who seeks to bring "balance" to the universe by eliminating half of all living beings in order to stabilize its overpopulation.
- Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants, a sea sponge who works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, a fast food restaurant in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom.
- Mark Edward Fischbach/Markiplier as E, a humanoid with deep-fried skin who has a head resembling that of Lord Farquaad from the Shrek franchise.
- Luis Fonsi as himself.
- Daddy Yankee as himself.
- Migos, consisting of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, as themselves.
- Felix Kjellberg/PewDiePie as himself.
- Jimmy Donaldson/MrBeast as himself.
- Cutty Ranks as Popoy, a dancing alien from a planet resembling Mars.
- Tex Hammond as Lincoln Loud, the eleven-year-old middle child and only son in the Loud family.
- Catherine Taber as Lori Loud, the seventeen-year-old eldest child of the Loud family.
- Liliana Mumy as Leni Loud, the sixteen-year-old second-eldest child of the Loud family.
- Nika Futterman as Luna Loud, the fifteen-year-old third-eldest child of the Loud family.
- Cristina Pucelli as Luan Loud, the fourteen-year-old fourth-eldest child of the Loud family.
- Jessica DiCicco as Lynn Loud Jr. and Lucy Loud, the thirteen-year old fifth-eldest and eight-year-old fifth-youngest children of the Loud family, respectively.
- Grey Griffin as Lola Loud, Lana Loud and Lily Loud, the six-year-old fourth-youngest, six-year-old third-youngest, and one-year-old youngest children of the Loud family, respectively; Lola and Lana are identical twins.
- Lara Jill Miller as Lisa Loud, the four-year-old second-youngest child of the Loud family.
- Simon Pegg as Buck, a one-eyed weasel and a dinosaur hunter.
- Seann William Scott and Josh Peck as Crash and Eddie, two opossums and the adoptive brothers of Ellie.
- Keke Palmer as Peaches, a young female woolly mammoth – daughter of Manny and Ellie and mate of Julian.
- Adam DeVine as Julian, a young male woolly mammoth and Peaches' mate.
- Jessie J as Brooke, a ground sloth who is a resident of Geotopia and the mate of Sid.
- Jennifer Lopez as Shira, a female saber-toothed tiger and Diego's mate.
- Wanda Sykes as Granny, a ground sloth and Sid's grandmother.
- Nick Offerman as Gavin, a flying dromaeosaur – father of Roger and Gertie.
- Stephanie Beatriz as Gertie, a flying dromaeosaur – Gavin's daughter.
- Max Greenfield as Roger, a flying dromaeosaur who is freaky and cowardly – Gavin's son.
- Josh Gad as Louis, a molehog and Peaches' best friend.
- Goran Višnjić as Soto, a saber-toothed tiger and Diego's former pack leader.
- Jack Black as Zeke, a saber-toothed tiger and one of Soto's subordinates.
- Diedrich Bader as Oscar, a saber-toothed tiger and one of Soto's subordinates.
- Cedric the Entertainer as Carl, an Embolotherium and Frank's close friend.
- Stephen Root as Frank, a Brontops and Carl's close friend.
- Will Arnett as the Lone Gunslinger, a vulture.
- Frank Welker as Cretaceous and Maelstrom, an ichthyosaur and pliosaur, respectively, and Rudy, a gigantic albino Baryonyx and Buck's arch-nemesis; Welker also voices an Ankylosaurus, as well as several pterosaurs and Guanlong.
- Peter Dinklage as Captain Gutt, an ape who is also a pirate captain of the high seas.
- Nick Frost as Flynn, an elephant seal and one of Gutt's subordinates.
- Rebel Wilson as Raz, a Procoptodon and one of Gutt's subordinates.
- Alian Chabat as Silas, a blue-footed booby and one of Gutt's subordinates.
- Aziz Ansari as Squint, a rabbit and one of Gutt's subordinates.
- Kunal Nayyar as Gupta, a Bengali badger and one of Gutt's subordinates.
- Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, a disfigured mercenary with the superhuman ability of an accelerated healing factor and physical prowess and the ruler of the Ice Age dimension.
- Chris Wedge as Scrat, a saber-toothed squirrel.
Steve and Alex, the two default skins of Minecraft, appear in the film, but they are silent and speak via sentences floating in front of them, similar to in videos created by YouTuber ExplodingTNT; Geno, a warrior from Star Road who possesses the body of a puppet, from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars appears, but is also silent; characters from the Angry Birds franchise, consisting of Red, the Blues (Jay, Jake and Jim), Chuck, Bomb, Matilda, Hal, Terence, Bubbles, Stella and Silver, appear as well, but they all make bird noises rather than talk; Pink Sheep and Purple Shep, characters from ExplodingTNT's YouTube channel, appear as well, but their voices are generated by text-to-speech generators.
Why It Sucks
- 99.9% of the entire film is an obvious rip-off of Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter from start to finish; in fact, even the title is the same. In turn, Ice Age Forever After also rehashes elements from GMW, GMW, GMW and GMW.
- It shares its predecessor's problem of having far too many main characters for a film to handle.
- It also doesn't feel like an Ice Age film at times, as it doesn't have Scrat unintentionally cause chaos with his acorn, not to mention that he can now apparently talk when he isn't meant to.
- The very concept of crossing over with other media, as well as the film featuring real famous people (e.g. PewDiePie and MrBeast) and fantastical elements, feels out-of-place and bizarre for an Ice Age film.
- Rather inappropriate dialogue, notably the infamous "My sloth and tiger fell in your waffle hole!"
- The current state of other characters from the previous five films, particularly Roshan and the humans, as well as the mother T. rex and her hatch-lings, in the parallel universe where Manny lands in is never explained. It is also never explained as to how all of the other mammoths are there at the end of the film after Manny was able to get his life back and thus never met the other mammoths.
- Similarly, it is never explained why Herobrine wanted to take over specifically the Ice Age dimension rather than, say, the Overworld from Minecraft or even spread his rule across the multiverse.
- The film is full of meaningless fan service, such as appearances of the Angry Birds from the Angry Birds franchise, Geno from AGW, Thanos and Deadpool from Marvel, SpongeBob SquarePants, etc.
- Many of the side characters, specifically the ones from other media who accompany Manny, barely do anything to advance the plot.
- Like the previous two films, it lacks a lot of the wit and charm from the first three Ice Age movies.
- The film is a bit rushed, especially considering how many feel that the whole premise of an alternate reality could have been more explored if it had not been for the rather short runtime of the film.
- Several scenes make no sense at all, notably the infamous scene where Manny steals a Potion of Levitation (which resembles your typical potion from Minecraft) and drinks it, giving the ability of flight and allowing him to escape with Sid and Diego.
- There is one scene where the side characters fight Herobrine's forces which lasts for... five minutes, which messes up the pacing and feels pointless.
- Overuse of plot contrivances, such as Ellie not being freed by Manny signing Herobrine's contract to free all of the mammoths, as well as Crash and Eddie being effected by Jar Jar Binks' flute even though the latter had set it to affect specifically mammoths.
- Nonsensical and poor attempts at humor, notably when Manny suggest to Herobrine that he erase .
- For some reason, Purple Shep and E are at Peaches and Julian's wedding anniversary, even though they have no connection to the Herd nor have set foot in the Ice Age dimension before, let alone Herd Valley itself.
- Several characters pretty much come out from nowhere and were never set up in the previous films.
- Poor grasp of the lore of the Ice Age franchise as well as of other media. For example, characters such as Manny can now apparently teleport to other locations; this creates plot holes in the Ice Age franchise and many other media, since characters can just solve many of their problems and the plots of their stories would be pointless.
- Great animation that is a step-up from the previous five films, and what helps is that it isn't as over-the-top as in Collision Course.
- Decent voice acting, thanks to much of the cast, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah, reprising their roles from the previous films.
- Alex Hirsch is also a great casting choice for Herobrine and his voice as Bill Cipher from BTSW fits in very well with the character.
- Hilarious moments here and there, notably when Sid says, "Try Lou's bliss!"
- Herobrine, despite feeling out-of-place in an Ice Age film and being a rehash of Rumpelstiltskin from Shrek Forever After, is a great antagonist and is on par with Soto and Captain Gutt from from the first and fourth films, respectively; he also raises the stakes higher than they have ever been (yes, especially than in Collision Course), as he literally rules the entirety of the Ice Age dimension and Manny would cease to exist by the end of the day if the contract were to fail to be nullified.
- The mammoth chef is a likable character.
- While being pointless, it is nice to see the wide variety of characters and people help out Manny and the Herd.
- Great soundtrack by John Powell; "Top of the World" by Carpenters also fits in well with the montage of Manny basically trolling the animals.
- The sequence with Jar Jar Binks making the mammoths, Crash and Eddie dance with his flute as "Shake Your Groove" plays is also entertaining.
- Emotional and heartbreaking moments, notably when Manny cries for the only time in the series upon discovering he had brought the necklace once given to him by the humans as a gift for returning the baby Roshan to them, a symbol of everything he had lost, as well as Manny's final moments with the alternate Ellie as he explains to her that she gave him everything and that he got the chance to fall in love with her all over again.
- The credits feature a visual recap of the events of the previous five films, even proving a beautiful sense of nostalgia for those who grew up with the franchise.
The film received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. Many critics and fans criticized the story, humor, the overuse of crossover characters and real people, the similarities to Shrek Forever After, and the film's nonsensical elements, while others who took the film as the parody it was supposed to be, for the most part, reacted positively, which led to the film getting its own fandom and cult-following and even memes of the film being made. In fact, some even consider this "The Room of our generation." The film currently holds an 47% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 46,853 reviews, with an average rating of 4.7/10.
- Roshan was originally going to appear in this film; in the parallel universe, Diego would've had bonded with Roshan and betrayed Soto in favor for Roshan's safety in the parallel universe.
- This is the second Ice Age film to feature humans, the first being the original Ice Age.
- The humans from the original Ice Age, however, are only Neanderthals, while the ones in this film are real people and characters from Minecraft and The Loud House.
- 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios got the licences to use characters from Minecraft, Angry Birds, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, and Super Mario, from their respective owners: Microsoft, Rovio Entertainment, Viacom, and Nintendo.
- Meanwhile, they already had the rights to use characters from Marvel and Star Wars, since Disney had successfully purchased much of the assets of 21st Century Fox in early 2019; essentially, the characters of Thanos, Jar Jar Binks, and Deadpool were added in at the last minute.
- They had also got the licence to use the plot of Shrek Forever After from Universal in 2016, shortly after Collision Course was released.
- Many of the characters from the previous five films appear in the end credits; this is similar to in the credits of Shrek Forever After, where characters from the first three Shrek films appear in the aforementioned credits.
- This is the only film in the Ice Age franchise to canonically be a crossover.