You have the same formula which made the previous films fun but it took awhile for the film to really pick up. I must say that in the beginning, it was quite boring until the new character, Buck, comes and steals the show. Afterwards, it really starts to pick up and the usual fun begins. Honestly, I do not know what this movie would be without this character Buck. It's not the strongest of the Ice Age films but it has enough laughs for kids and adults to enjoy.