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YMMV / Ice Age 5: Collision Course

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  • Adorkable: Julian's always excited and happy in the same way as a little kid.
  • Awesome Music: Buck singing a version of "Figaro's Aria" from The Barber of Seville.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • The Denser and Wackier approach to the series has seemingly reached its peak with the Shangri-Llama, a supposedly mystical shaman who will save the Earth from the asteroid. Is he a funny addition to the series or a stupid character already?
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    • Julian, on one hand he's seen as an unnecessary addition to a franchise that has already being criticized for having too many characters and his subplot with Manny and Peaches is very disliked, while on the other hand, he's one of the few characters of who you can genuinely root for and is shown to be a legitimate Nice Guy in comparison to the rest of the Herd in this movie.
  • Broken Base: Any movie series will have one by the time it reaches its fifth installment, so it's expected for there to be some divisiveness.
    • Has the Denser and Wackier approach gone too far?
    • Whether ending the series here is a good idea or not; while some die-hard fans may want the series to continue, especially due to this film's less-than-stellar quality being considered a disappointing end to the series, others wish that the 14-year-old franchise with increasingly negative reception be finally put out to pasture.
  • Critic-Proof: At long last, the film breaks the franchise's established streak by averting this trope. Not only was it heavily panned by critics, but audiences were also less-than-impressed, causing the film to take in significantly lower profits than its predecessors and likely killing any chance of another sequel.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • The Scratazons from the "Spaced Out" mini-movie have become rather popular because... well, just guess.
    • Roger is liked even by oppositers of the movie for being probably The Only Sane Man among the cast and one of the few characters that was likeable and not annoying.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Many fans prefer to pretend this film doesn't exist, perhaps even more so than the other sequels. The above and below mentioned issues certainly play a part in it.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the fourth film, Shira split the fandom due to many fans seeing her story as an inferior rehash of Diego's Character Development from the original film. The writers seemed to have unintentionally followed this path, as Shira is Demoted to Extra in this film, which upset many fans when this happened to Diego in the other sequels.
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  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: One of the chief complaints against the movie is that it's unoriginal and not creative at all, and several critics contended that it felt more like a Direct to Video film. Manny's domestic issues in particular are criticized for feeling like standard sitcom drama .
  • Just Here for Godzilla:
    • Buck returning is one of the main reasons fans went to see the film.
    • Also, Neil De Grasse Tyson. Some people just couldn't resist the chance to see him in a film like this one.
    • Nick Offerman as the feathered raptor Gavin attracted some viewers.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • For fans against the film, "let the asteroid hit" is a common response to the trailers.
    • "IT'S TIME TO STOP!!!"
    • That, however, is a turd. Explanation 
    • "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!'' Explanation 
  • Padding: After the herd learns of the asteroid, they spend the second act simply marching from one set piece to another, and don't even reach Geotopia until the last 20 minutes of the film. There are way too many plot lines going on in this film.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Widely considered to be one of the film's few improvements over its predecessors is that Peaches is significantly more tolerable and mature in this movie than in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. If anything, she's arguably more mature than either of her parents.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Many critical reviews expressed a desire for the asteroid to actually hit to ensure no further movies will be made.
  • The Scrappy: Brooke. Her character design is hideous, as they gave a cartoony sloth human-like hair and a "dress" made from fur to really show that she's female. Besides, she is generally useless, barring a single scene, and seems to only exist to give Sid, of all characters, a girlfriend.
  • Sequelitis: Collision Course is nowhere near the quality of any of the previous films, according to the critics. The idea of it being an unnecessary sequel is a prevailing theme in many reviews. The film holds the lowest critical score on Rotten Tomatoes (16%), not just for the series, but for Blue Sky Studios as a whole. It was also far less successful at the box office than its predecessors (though still managed to be profitable). An interview indicates they have plans for a sixth film, but said interview also took place before the film tanked at the box office.
    • The closure of Blue Sky Studios pretty much guarantees that a 6th film won’t be made note .
  • Signature Scene: Buck’s reintroduction in which he sings “Figaro” is generally regarded as the one good, creative scene of the movie.
  • Squick:
    • Sid and Brooke becoming a couple becomes this when you realize John Leguizamo is old enough to be Jessie J's father.
    • Eddie very nearly licking a turd.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Shira went from being a major supporting character in the fourth film to an extremely minor character here. She has a minor subplot in which she and Diego are discussing having children and wanting to gain acceptance from the other members of the herd, and a brief scene at climax where she and Diego are Manny's right-hand-men, but she's barely in the movie. Several people questioned why they even bothered hiring Jennifer Lopez to reprise her role that had barely any lines this time around.
    • Fans were disappointed that Louis, who was also a major supporting character in the fourth film, only got a mere, silent cameo here.
    • Buck's return to the film was widely well-received by fans of the franchise. Despite the character being brought back solely to please fans, these fans were frustrated when Buck made his grand return and didn't really do anything spectacular or important outside of his version of Figaro Aria.
    • Some feel that since this film was hyped up to implicitly be the Grand Finale, they should've brought back characters from the previous films like Roshan, Carl and Frank, and the remaining pack of sabers from the first movie, Fast Tony and Cholly from the second, Scratte, the T. rex family and Rudy from the third, or the surviving pirates from the fourth for a major case of Back for the Finale. Even more disappointing is the fact that this may never happen at all, due to this film's negative reception and low box office draws very likely icing any chance of a sixth film.
    • The Dino-bird villains get some flack for not being as interesting or memorable as the previous films' villains since their plan to prevent the heroes from stopping the asteroid is utterly illogical note and they constantly fail at every opportunity. However, one of the things that makes them stand out is that they are the first and possibly only villains who redeem themselves at the film’s end.
  • Ugly Cute: Roger can be seen as this.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Jessie J only voiced a character to sing a song and that’s just about it.
  • Win the Crowd: The return of Buck was very well-received by fans.


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