Bad Geology Movies: Ice Age: Continental Drift, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift

2012

Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, and a whole bunch of others.

Premise: Can a sudden split of continents and iceberg-sailing pirates separate a mammoth family?

So I basically had to review this because, you know, continental drift (not to be confused with plate tectonics).

There’s very little science in this film, but it did, at least, get the internal structure of the Earth kinda-sorta right. Of course, modern plate tectonics did not arise when Scrat found himself at the Earth’s core trying to get his hands on an acorn… Or maybe they did.

Now there’s another creation myth for you. A good one. For geologists only.

Apart from the title, and that little bit at the beginning with Scrat and the Earth’s inner core, there was little here to do with Wegener’s hypothesis of Continental Drift, or it’s modern counterpart, the Theory of Plate Tectonics.

But it was enjoyable.

So there.

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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