By Nicole Sperling
Updated July 04, 2009 at 05:00 AM EDT

Okay, so it’s early in the three-day weekend, but perhaps you’re like me and you’ve already needed to sit your children in a dark theater for close to two hours so you could catch a break. If so, it’s probably a good assumption that you spent your time with Manny, Diego, and Sid of the Ice Age series. While the animation looks spectacular — especially the remarkably realistic snow — the story is a bit troublesome. I get it already… kids love dinosaurs. But really, a land of dinosaurs living happily beneath the Ice Age sheath? I don’t expect a history lesson when I take my kids to the movies, but couldn’t we find a less ludicrous way to spice up the sequel? What do you think? Did it bother you that Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs disregards decades of scientific discourse on dinosaur extinction, just to eke out more cash for the series? Or is it enough that your kids were entertained? Share your thoughts…and have a happy 4th of July!