Death of narrative cinema

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Mark Kermode labelled the film Ice Age 2 as "the death of narrative cinema", and he encouraged people to utter the phrase when leaving screenings of the film.

Mark criticised this particular film for consisting of nothing more than a collection of slapstick sequences with little to connect them. Mr Kermode gives a fuller description of why we are all doomed in this article, which appeared in his beloved Guardian.

In July 2016 came Ice Age: Collision Course, a film which according to Mark now makes him "look back at that glorious heyday of Ice Age 2 and going - would that it were so simple - would that we now had the level of dramatic coherence that we had then, now."